How does the Mate app analyze my sleep and rest?

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The Mate App provides an in-depth analysis of your rest and sleep. On the app you can find general information such as total rest time, the hour you woke up and went to bed; as well as more detailed data, i.e. the number of tosses and turns and longer interruptions. The app is designed to provide both qualitative and quantitative information on your rest, and therefore provides you with a comprehensive insight into your everyday sleep and rest patterns.    

Main Screen - Rest time

Rest is displayed as the total time spent in a still state for that current day. Sleep that begins on one night will be reflected in the following day’s sleep stats as you will most likely sleep until the following morning. If you sleep from 10pm Monday Night to 8am Tuesday Morning, you will see the whole 10 hours of rest reflected in Tuesday's totals. The minimum duration for a detected rest period is 30 minutes, shorter periods are not considered. You might also notice rest time if your activity level is low for more than 30 minutes (for instance when you sitting still, watching TV, reading or meditating).

 

 


You will be able to see the the advanced rest analysis only if the rest period is longer than 2h. For instance if you take a nap for 30 minutes you won't be able to see the rest analysis, but instead just how long the rest period lasted.  

 

Turns & Tosses and Interruptions

The graph shows your movements during your rest such as turns and tosses.  Interruptions are more intense and prolonged breaks. They are detected when movements are more intense than turns & tosses.

Turns & Tosses

The number of turns and tosses in a night is an indication of how restful or restless your night was. They are large movements or changes in position during your rest periods, such as turning over in bed. This does not necessarily mean that you were fully awake or cognizant of your movements, but it may indicate that you were not getting the most restful rest possible at that time.

Turning and tossing is a personal metric and the absolute number of tosses and turns is not critical as it varies from person to person (for example using different types of mattress or sharing your bed can influence this number a lot). It is more meaningful to compare the number of tosses and turns for a given night to your average number of tosses and turns. This comparison will provide an indication of whether your night was more or less restful than usual.

Interruptions

The interruptions are more intense and prolonged breaks in your rest period. For instance, a trip to bathroom would be considered as interruption or getting a glass of water would count as an interruption. An interruption might also occur between two different rest periods. For example, resting on the sofa and then going to bed might be shown as a unique rest event with an interruption during the transit time from sofa to bed.

The maximum duration of an interruption is 2 hours. If a rest period starts 2 hours after another rest period, they are considered as different events.

Rest Parameters

These values can help assess your rest periods. You can use the value of the last 7 days to check how a particular rest period compares to your average. If we don't have any rest period logged in the last 7 days this data may not be accurate. You can see the recommended values below.

Effective Rest

The amount of the time actually spent resting. It's calculated by subtracting your time awake from the overall rest time. Namely, it's the rest time minus interruptions, and turn and tosses. For example, if you slept 10 hours, but woke up one time for 30 minutes and did 30 turn and tosses for 1 minute each, the effective rest will be 9 hr.

 

Efficiency

Efficiency is an indicator of the effectiveness of your rest period expressed as a percentage. The higher the better. It's the ratio of the time actually spent resting versus the total rest period. If you don't move all night it is possible to get 100% efficiency even if it takes you 30 minutes to fall asleep.

Fragmentation

Fragmentation is an indicator of restlessness expressed as a percentage. The lower the better. The percentage decreases as movements during rest decrease. It will also decrease as the time between each turn and toss increases. Fragmentation takes into account arousals and awakenings that disrupt the normal stages and architecture of sleep. Fragmented sleep results in a sleep cycle that is often not refreshing.

No parameters

The advanced rest analysis cannot be shown because there is not enough information to evaluate your parameters. This usually happens when your rest period is not fully recorded. For instance your Embrace battery has died or there were missing data due to the full memory in your Embrace.

Recommended Values 

Effective Rest

Age (years) Avg. (hours)
< 1 12 - 15
1 - 2 11 - 14
3 - 5  10 - 13
6 - 13 9 - 11
14 - 17  8 - 10
18 - 25 7 - 9
26 - 64 7 - 9
> 65 7 - 8

 

Efficiency

Age (years) Avg. 
0 - 4 > 97%
5 - 18 97%
18 - 30 95%
31 - 40 88%
41 - 50 85%
> 50 80%

Segmentation

Age (years) Avg. 
Every Age Below 25%

 

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