Your Activity Tracker Can Now Help You Sleep Better

Your Activity Tracker Can Now Help You Sleep Better

We all know that sleep is important. Getting too little, or simply poor quality Z’s, can up your risk of serious chronic health issues like heart disease and obesity—not to mention it can screw with your gym goals. (That, on top of these 6 shocking side effects of sleep deprivation, is more than enough encouragement to get into bed.) Yet, it seems like every night when your ideal snooze time rolls around, there’s always something more important to do. Luckily, you aren’t doomed to be stuck in this poor sleep cycle forever. FitBit…

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Apple Said To Expand HealthKit From Tracker To Diagnosis Tool

Apple Said To Expand HealthKit From Tracker To Diagnosis Tool

So far Apple’s HealthKit has mostly collected fitness data from its devices. In the future, if the company gets its way, the software will interpret that information, turning it into advice for users, doctors and others. Scores of health-care experts hired by Apple in recent years are building improved electronic health record software that can better analyze and understand the implications of patient data, according to people familiar with the team’s plans. The iPhone maker is also working on new apps for the Apple Watch. One helps users track sleep…

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