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Old 11-26-2019, 10:48 AM   #1
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Default How effective are sleep aid gadgets?

As the title says, I am researching sleep aid products and gadgets. I have difficulties getting to sleep and I feel tired in the morning and during the day. I have to drink coffee and energy drinks just to function during the day. I read some reviews and I am torn between Touchpoints and the more expensive Dreem 2 Have anyone used any of these or a similar product? Please share your experience with me if possible. Thank you.
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Old 11-26-2019, 02:13 PM   #2
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I have massive sleep issues due to bipolar disorder. Meds really don't work--I've been on almost all of them. I have optimized my environment and that has helped a bit. Mostly, it is a giant struggle.

As far as Dreem goes, as a guy who designed medical devices for a living, it looks to me like a bit of a scam. Not to be insulting, but who are you to break down and analyze the data of your sleep 'studies?' Isn't that the job of a sleep physician and their team? I don't get it. It seems kind of like selling scalpels to people with appendicitis and expecting them then to be able to do an appendectomy. Seems sort of ridiculous to me.

Have you considered the possibility that you might have narcolepsy? Or elements of it? There are really good treatments for it. Just a thought.

Wishing you all the best. I would see the best sleep expert in your area and, since you live in one of the largest metro areas on earth, there are probably quite a few. Best of luck to you--
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I also have really bad sleep problems and the only thing thatís ever been suggested to me is Melatonin which doesnít work. Thereís stuff like zzquil which works but if you have night terrors do not use it. My sleep specialist just suggested going to bed at the same time and getting up at the same time. Yeah I try to go to bed with the melatonin she tells me to take and I still donít get to sleep until 2:30AM. Maybe your doctor will be better. Mine is a loony though.
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I am not a fan of sleep gadgets or apps. I also do not want to invalidate or offend people that use them or find them helpful. Personally, after my sleep study years ago and a slew of meds I had to basically train myself to sleep. I wont go into what I did but it was a long arduous process that ultimately worked. In fact I hate the fact that these companies that make sleep apps and gadgets are profiting off of people who, in some cases, are desperate for help.
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