How To (Really) Use A Sleep Tracker

Technically, you don't need a PhD to tell you how to work these, but we found one anyway.

When it comes to sleep, we're a nation in flux. At the same time we're in the midst of a sleep epidemic, cultural tastemakers from Arianna Huffington to NFL athletes are calling it a panacea. Basically, if you're not getting enough sleep, you're not performing up to your full potential. Enter sleep trackers. Once the purview of sleep labs, mass market options now include dozens of apps, health and activity trackers and devices devoted solely to sleep. But navigating the sleep technology landscape isn't so straightforward. We went to the experts to find out the upsides and downfalls of tracking your zzzz's.