Sleep tight with the S+ by ResMed

Win an S+ by ResMed | H is for Home

Three of my all time favourite things are wrapped up into one with the S+ by ResMed – tech, stats… and sleeping!

Boxed S+ by ResMed | H is for Home

I was sent a sample to review and another to give away to one of our readers. As you may have seen in a previous post recently, I’m really interested in tracking my fitness levels and the quality of my sleep. I’m up for trying out any gadget that can help on either or both of those fronts.

Unboxed S+ by ResMed | H is for Home

As ResMed explains:

The S+ measures movements using ultra low power radio waves (less than 1โ„10 of Bluetoothยฎ). The basic principle is similar to the echo location system used by bats to hunt insects. The S+ transmits a short pulse of radio waves at 10.5 GHz and then listens for the echo of the pulse. As you move, the phase of the echo changes and is converted into a signal that reflects your movement.

S+ by ResMed set up at my bedside | H is for Home

It may be ultra high tech, but was very easy to set up. Firstly, I plugged in the device, then downloaded the app to both my iPhone and iPad, I then linked them to the S+ by ResMed via Bluetooth. The app asked a few questions… height, weight, do I sleep on my back, front or side; do I sleep with a partner or pet; the size of the bed; type of mattress and pillows etc. I registered on the S+ website and then went through a dry run whilst lying on the bed in the dark. Just look at the difference between my breathing patterns on left and right!

S+ app monitor | H is for Home

The app works continuously throughout the night to record breathing and movement to analyse the night’s sleep.

S+ app showing my sleep history | H is for Home

Not only does it show all the different stages of sleep (and any disruptions) it reports – every 20 minutes – on the temperature, light level and any noise in the room. It also works out how much body & mind have been recharged overnight.

My nightly sleep details via the S+ app | H is for Home

It scores a night’s sleep out of 100 and shows where ‘points’ have been lost. On the night in question, it took me a long time to fall asleep, I had a coughing fit and I also had a mild case of restless legs which really didn’t help. I just didn’t get enough REM or deep sleep.

My sleep score | H is for Home

Each night before setting the app, it asks questions such as how many caffeinated or alcoholic drinks had been consumed during the day. As you can tell from the scores on the following night, my sleep improved by 7%. Was it due to the couple of glasses of wine I consumed? Perhaps it was because the dog didn’t wake up, circle around and reposition himself, crashing into the side of the bed as he does most nights.

My sleep history recorded by the S+ by ResMed device

I’ve been using the monitor for less than a week so far, but I’m already totally hooked. I knew that for years I’ve been waking up each morning feeling exhausted, but not recalling the disruptions in sleep that have clearly been happening. The S+ mentor gives pointers as to how to up your score and, in so doing, improve your sleep.

The S+ Mentor

ResMed is offering an S+ sleep monitoring system to one of our readers. Just leave a comment telling us what keeps you awake at night.

S+ sleep tracking system by ResMed

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  • Glyn Davies

    Worry keeps me awake at night

  • Tracy K Nixon

    Thoughts running through my mind!

    • Derek Brewer

      Now you can think about the thoughts running through your mind and how they affect the resmed readings ๐Ÿ˜›

  • volcanopete

    Noisy neighbours keep me awake occasionally

  • Katie Simmonds

    If we’ve had an argument or if I’ve got something like an interview etc the next day

  • maci234

    my head doesn’t seem to want to shut of at nightime

    • David Bill

      Over thinking things .

  • chloe

    a busy mind!!

  • Angela Treadway

    anxiety because i have an anxiety disorderand my gerbils make a lot of noise sometimes lol x

  • Tracy Gibson

    My breast feeding daughter and over thinking stuff

  • Kristyn

    Worrying about things that are out of my control keeps me awake at night

  • richard green

    Work and what I need to do the next day

  • David Wills

    What a remarkable piece of kit ! I have odd sleep patterns… interesting !

  • Liam Bishop

    5 month old baby at the moment! Usually the noises from the kids in the other room.

  • Azra Dedic

    If i have an importand day ahead, meetings or an appointment this usually plays on my mind!

  • bella smyth

    Worrying about lots of things keeps me awake at night

  • Georgina Jacobs

    worry / unfinished business the 2 things that keep me awake

  • jus

    Household noises.

  • clairdownham

    needing the toilet and my hubbys snoring

  • Dion Petrie

    Worrying about everything

  • A, Edin

    Anxiety about all kinds of different things.

  • becky yeomans

    Stress keeps me awake at night!

  • barbara daniels

    waiting for my teenagers to come home

  • emma walters

    if i wake my mind starts and all my worries and anxieties keep me awake

  • Tracey Ryder

    my back pain and waiting for the kids to come home so I know they are safe

  • laura banks

    im always thinking of things i need to do

  • Catherine Lett

    Traffic

  • Stuart Edwards

    my health

  • Sarah mackay

    Thinking of what all needs to be done

  • jandoc

    if it’s too cold I get kept awake

  • Farhana

    My husband stirring, kids wailing or worries or plans that need to be executed soon!

  • Paul Wilson

    Ironically, fatigue problems.

  • Ellie Wood

    A busy mind, and a caffeine habit

  • Kat Glynn

    The other half’s snoring and moving around.

  • Kevin Cozens

    my bad elbow keeps me awake at the moment!!

  • winnie

    crying babies

  • Emma Eminoglu

    At the moment it’s my baby bump! Due to give birth today but nothing as of yet! It’s hard to clear your mind

  • Zenath

    Street lighting penetrating my curtains

  • evan x

    My baby

  • Jeffrey Lowe

    Worry keeps me awake

  • Adam

    Too much work!

  • Lucy Weatherley

    General thinking and worrying

  • Jayne Sullivan

    I have generalised anxiety disorder. The slightest problem or worry will cause me to stare at the ceiling for hours !

  • Nicole B

    Being unable to relax and worrying about things the next day.

  • lolzboi

    wow never heard of this but looks awesome . Dog sometimes keeps me awake haha

  • Fiona King

    Worrying about work and family’s health

  • Stephanie Coals

    My partners snoring keeps me awake at night!

  • debbie

    palpitations and hot flushes sadly

  • Hannah Owen

    I need to pee like 4 times a night!!

  • MICHAEL CHEVILLOT

    Pain from my injury

  • Tracy James

    jumbled up thoughts keeps me awake at night x

  • Kosicky

    Nervous keep me awake at night

  • Caroline H

    Lots of things! If the room’s too hot, the cat is on the prowl, I’ve got things on my mind, my husband is snoring . . . I even have to chose what I sleep in carefully or I wake up tangled in it. I’m a terrible sleeper.

  • Billy Lilley

    My wife’s loud snoring keeps me up at night.

  • fifibuci

    I’ve tried to use the sleep trackers in all-in-one devices like fitbits, and it’s been less than useful. You really need something like this if you want it to be a worthwhile effort.

  • michelle

    worry and stress often keeps me awake at night

  • Jane Willis

    I wake up very early, between 4 and 5 am and even though I don’t feel fully rested, I can’t get back to sleep, so I worry about not being able to get back to sleep and that makes me even less able to get back to sleep.

  • Anna

    I am a severe insomniac and am convinced it is in my genes, not my lifestyle – I just accept it now.

  • Vickie Jackson

    Overthinking everything and replaying what ifs keep me awake…. Closely followed by my neighbours that arguably all the time!!

  • jo yule

    Little paws keep me up or get me up

  • tracey gwynne

    Ambient noises….the cat snoring, cars outside, owls, other people using the loo etc… im such a light sleeper i would really love to investigate options for a deeper night’s sleep..this system would be a godsend!

  • sunshine

    Next doors pond

  • Sam Pontes

    Anxieties, temps… all sorts of things. I seem to be a picky sleeper. Using this would probably be really enlightening!

  • Lisa Rowsell

    Worrying about silly things that I can do nothing about.

  • Jade Hewlett

    Noises and the rubbish men as they’re never quiet!

  • Ruth Harwood

    It’s usually money worries and anxiety over whether I’ve forgotten something important

  • ray

    Nothing sleep like a log

  • Rachel

    General thinking!

  • Karen Nagle

    Having imaginary conversations in my head with people who’ve upset me where I tell them exactly what I think of them because I’m too scared/polite to do it in real life!

  • Justine Hughes

    My brain not shutting up.

  • Christine Lockley

    Overthinking everything that’s happened during the day and also thinking about what I want to do the next day

  • Becky John

    My dogs fidgeting

  • Alica

    Unfortunately I suffer from chronic pain which keeps me awake most nights x

  • Kayla Robison

    Anxiety sucks!!! I’ve had it for about 10 years and I really struggle with insomnia. I wouldn’t wish anyone to be cursed with insomnia.

  • Amanda noble

    My own snoring keeps me awake!

  • LondonREC

    My husband snoring!

  • CAROL PATRICK

    I never get a good night’s sleep

  • anthony harrington

    stress and worry keep me awake

  • Nicki Evans

    My baby boy

  • jenniwren12

    worrying about things

  • ftovey7

    If it’s been a bad day, if I’ve fallen out with someone, if I’m worried about one of the children not being well, anything I was meant to get done and didn’t get done. And when I’m finally asleep, the slightest noise will wake me up ๐Ÿ™

  • Laura Todd

    Being too hot or cold

  • Peter Saville

    Next door’s dog

  • h_igoe

    I get too wired from the day and I can;t get to sleep becaise my mind is going overactive!

  • worrying about money keeps me awake at night

  • leanne williams

    my hubby’s snoring

  • Mikey Board

    Worrying about work mainly

  • Ali Johnson

    Stress & pain.

  • Lydia Graham

    Information overload

  • Solange

    Money worries

  • Ben Audsley

    my cat !

  • Sally Hay

    A certain person snoring.

  • Jo Carroll

    Alternating day/night work shifts mean I never know whether or not I’m coming or going and neither does my other half ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Joanna Coleshill

    My 4 month old baby!

  • Nathaniel Sharp

    This looks so slick

  • Kate Loader

    My worries and thoughts keep me awake

  • kayleigh manning

    my kitten!!

  • C Kennedy

    Absolutely everything! It takes me a minimum of an hour to get to sleep, and then I wake up every time I roll over or my dog barks (often!)

  • Crown

    Stress keeps me awake at night

  • L tabstar

    anxiety and my hubby snoring!!! I’m a terrible sleeper!

  • Lolly

    Usually worrying about the children

  • Natalie Crossan

    household noises

  • mattmcandrew

    Knowing I have to get up for work…

  • Marianne

    I’m kept awake by my neighbors’ dog barking all night!

  • maureen findley

    street lighting streaming in

  • JudeVFR400

    Very little, I didn’t mean to take it all, but if you are wondering where all the sleep has gone, I’ve got it. Pesky MS.

  • Chloe Brill

    Excitement keeps me awake

  • angie thompson

    My brain never stops even when I’m exhausted.

  • Warren Jacobs

    Being a full time working single dad.

  • Beky Austerberry

    Money worries which will ease when I get a job – hopefully soon!

  • christine szlobodnik

    my hubby, when he goes to get food or goes to the bathroom. he never manages a full sleep cycle so i would like this xo

  • Kayleigh Tear

    My 5 year old usually, with the 8 month old coming in a close second! Also, actually being too tired to go to sleep!

  • Deborah Clarke

    Anxiety keeps me awake at night .

  • Aaron Broad

    worrying about work or being too cold keep me up

  • Kim Styles

    I worry about work and even dream that I have done things wrong at work and then wake up and realise its just a dream !!

  • snarepuss

    when I am worried about something

  • Emma Gibson

    Overthinking.

  • Denfor Hopkins

    Nothing keeps me up at night; I sleep like a log!

  • Tamsin Jane Dean

    my kids and two springer spainels, which the dogs are the worst at night

  • David Cavender

    the thought of having to get up early for work in cold weather

  • Elmar Kerimov

    not to be late for school

  • Christine Evans

    An over-active mind keeps me awake at night x

  • Carol Roberts clark

    stress worrywart here wondering if im doing good enough

  • Ruth Robinson

    my brain worrying keeps me awake or my partner fidgeting

  • Ryan Stones

    Kids, always the kids and sometimes the cat :/

  • Lisa Parker

    Worry and over thinking x

  • Iris Waldburger

    Worries keep me awake sometimes when I start overthinking things and then I get wound up because I know the alarm clock will go off soon

  • Julie

    My thoughts keep me awake (and my phone)!

  • Karen Barrett

    My mind goes into overdrive, probably because it is the first time in the day when it is quiet and I can actually think.

  • SARAH

    my partner snoring! x

  • Emma Ellams

    My husband!

  • Kit Glitch

    Stress keeps me up

  • Maria P

    when I eat too much for a late dinner – that really disturbs my night sleep

  • Kelly E Hirst

    Worrying about things keeps me awake at night sometimes

  • Matt Froggatt

    Currently? Fireworks at 3am…

  • Emma Rawlinson

    Worry keeps me awake – mainly about work ๐Ÿ™

  • Sharon stanley

    agitation is the main thing that keeps me awake. Having a child that has random night terrors doesn’t help either as I am often lying in wait for it to happen even when it doesn’t.

  • Meci

    Fibromyalgia keeps me up at night and also thinking too much.

  • Ian Brewer

    I’ve been tryuing to track sleep with a phone app and a fitness tracker, but it isn’t working very well Seems I really need a dedicated device.

  • LJ Baker

    Anxiety – for some reason it’s worse during the night.

  • Lucy Major

    Stress mostly!

  • Karen

    I worry about everything and everyone!

  • Lee Edwards

    Has to be my noisy neighbours in the early hours of the morning :o(

  • NikolaNiki

    Worry and thoughts running through my mind and keeps me awake at night ๐Ÿ™

  • Sarah Wilson

    Lots of things, I’m a really bad sleeper.

  • Fluffordust

    Worrying! I am very good at saving up all the worries of the day until bedtime – money, health, childcare, deadlines…

  • Sophia Murray

    Currently the political climate in both England and USA is keeping me up at night. I also need a better routine and would very much like to test out the new technology. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Aaron Reck

    My neck can never get comfortable so I toss and turn.

  • elizabeth doody

    My husbands snoring! Being to hot, the rain, the kids, the dog, in fact can’t remember when I last slept through the night!

  • Jessica Sawyer

    Anxiety!

  • Melty

    My phone keeps me awake

  • my partner snoring!

  • purpleshoes1

    being too warm

  • Jemma Louise Dwyer

    partner snoring , me not able to switch of.. over thinking about everything … also any little noise annoys me ๐Ÿ™

  • Olga Esmirad

    No idea, just can’t sleep and regularly wake up for no reasons.

  • lesley182

    usually the dogs fussing and shuffling about

  • Sarah Rees

    My husbands snoring

  • Stacy Sorrell

    Being Pregnant is currently keeping me up most of the night ๐Ÿ™

  • amy bondoc

    usually worry or if i hear the slightest noise it will keep me awake for ages

  • Jodie

    Back pain

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    Trying to remember everything the whole family needs to do the next day

  • millionaireshortbread

    This looks great. Thoughts, thoughts, thoughts

  • Nikki Haywood

    Stress and pain keeps me awake at night

  • Victoria Prince

    Thinking about what I want to do the following day and then wanting to get on and do it but not being able to keeps me awake!

  • Helen S

    There’s major roadworks near here at the moment, as a result of which the major route is closed overnight. The rumbling of HGVs past my front door keeps me awake at night. Roll on 2017 when the work will be done.

  • Chestnut

    a snoring husband!

  • Jamie Millard

    this week? my blocked sinuses and swollen face. not in a happy place.

  • Sheila Reeves

    Think over things too much, and worrying

  • Ruth Goddard

    Worry

  • emma j lowe

    I don’t tend to have a problem falling asleep, my problem is staying asleep, I can wake up for no reason and then toss and turn for what seems like hours.

  • Shelley Jessup

    Money worries & health problems including restless legs!

  • Stephen N Myatt

    Worry

  • Pain keeps me awake. And the fear of waking up trapped in agony ๐Ÿ™

  • Kat Allinson

    My mind going overdrive and then i struggle to get back to sleep after having to go to the toilet

  • chris2468

    Leave a comment below telling us what keeps you awake at night . . . . apart from hubby’s snoring, just generally thinking about the day just gone

  • lia

    having to go to the loo

  • Jim Milligan

    The sniffles, restlessness and people making noise when they come home late

  • Gosh, everything! Stress, noises, temperature, i’m a nightmare.

  • Christine Caple

    I am kept awake by my husband’s snoring

  • Caroline Clarke

    My husband’s snoring.

  • Natasha Mairs

    my husband keeps me awake by elbowing me in the back all night, as he says I am snoring

  • Monica Gilbert

    My 4 year old. She comes into our room every night and climbs into bed. It would be fine if she didn’t kick off the duvet and poke and prod me.

  • nickie burke

    Stress keeps me awake at night!

  • charlie pope

    my cats

  • MrRichTea

    My wife sleep talking!

  • Jane H Shaw

    Stress and all the things I’ve either forgotten to do or that need to be done going through my head.

  • shannon fowler

    My fiancรฉ and dog snoring keeps me up sometimes.

  • Snizzaman

    My own mind and inability to get comfortable and stop tossing and turning.

  • Bex Smith

    at the moment, my baby girl – only 8 weeks left of pregnancy to go

  • Michelle Johnson

    I have a chronic illness that causes pain to keep me awake at night.

  • greig spencer

    traffic noises keep me awake xxx

  • Lesley Bain

    Anxiety keeps me awake x

  • Stuart Dunlop

    The fox across the field – drives me mad calling out for a mate!

  • Kimberley Ryan

    anything and everything

  • Leila Benhamida

    My baby girl.

  • Keith Hunt

    Kids going to school as a night worker

  • Anthea Holloway

    I am not sure what keeps me awake at night but when I am awake I am thinking about many things and find it hard to get back to sleep!

  • Kristy Leanne Brown

    My husband and his loud breathing

  • โ™ซ Alison M โ™ช

    The dog snoring very loudly

  • Susan Smith

    I think its worry that keeps me awake, i wake up thinking about things and how i can sort them

  • Mrs Broomfield

    Worries about work and family.

  • Mickie Bull

    Anxiety ๐Ÿ™

  • kayley

    next doors dog barking all night xx

  • Worry and the cat wakes me up. I have chronic fatigue too which can cause insomnia. I think this would be really interesting if I won to see how my sleep really is.

  • vicksta09

    Not being able to switch off

  • Lynsey Buchanan

    Money worries keeps me awake at night.

  • SUSANHOGGETT

    when the bedroom is too warm

  • Jayne Kelsall

    Worry mainly, but as a busy mum of 4 children it is difficult to switch of a night time .x

  • Julie

    It’s usually pain that keeps me awake. I’m disabled and I’m in pain pretty much all of the time.

  • Sheri Darby

    Worrying about waking in the morning

  • Diana

    Our baby ๐Ÿ™‚

  • kerry locke

    Stress …

  • Jessica Hutton

    Insomnia caused by medication causes my insomnia xx

  • Andrea A

    Traffic noise keeps me awake at night.

  • sharon martin

    my other half’s snoring

  • Paula Phillips

    Thinking about everything that I have to do.

  • Angela Kelly

    My burning feet keep me awake at night.

  • tubbyj

    worries about job

  • Nigel

    Cat on the tiles!! (like puss being in for night with Daddy)

  • Helen

    Leg pain

  • Heather Morrison

    My worries keep me awake at night! Don’t everybody’s?

  • Steven Scrase

    Children usually, but it’s all good.

  • Nancy Bradford

    Worrying about my daughter and listening without wanting to to every little noise.

  • Samantha buntain

    I stay in a village in the countryside so animals such as sheep and cows keep me up and my partner Snores!

  • Robyn Clarke

    My kids!

  • Monika

    usually my daughter , but sometimes my mobile because i cant put it down ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Joanne Casey

    Stress is the worst thing for poor sleep

  • denise

    things to do /outstanding tasks for work and home

  • Lisa

    My kids

  • Rebecca

    My husband!

  • Carly Belsey

    Thinking about everything I have got to do the next day usually, it’s a busy life ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Claire Thomson Little

    worry, random thoughts

  • Lee Hardy

    My wife

  • Jane Middleton

    the cat

  • Caroline Shepherd

    Whatever my stupid anxious brain decides to fix on that night!

  • Paula Cheadle

    pain keeps me awake, or have a lot going on in my life

  • Lucy robinson

    Listening out for the kids. x

  • Gemma Massey

    I have epilepsy so fitting keeps me awake at night this would be amazing to monitor thanks for the chance xx

  • Tammy Neal

    Worrying about things and noises

  • Panda

    Being behind schedule on some work.

  • Rebecca Roberts

    My partner who snores and my three year old keep me awake

  • Jordan Bentley

    The fear of sleeping through my alarm!

  • Dale

    all my thought seem to come to me when I shut my eyes at night

  • lisa prince

    worrying is my biggest keeper upper x

  • Emma Davison

    Lots of things but at the moment it is the neighbour’s security light

  • GCforever

    My mind races most of the time plus my cats wake me up.

  • Lauren Porter

    my toddler!

  • Lisa Mauchline

    I usually over think of everything I need to do the next day

  • Joanna Kasznicki

    Overthinking things keeps me awake at night

  • Catherine Goodwin

    An overactive mind keeps me awake. Just can’t switch it off

  • Claire Nelson

    My children going to the toilet!

  • Julie camm

    Silly things, not even worries!

  • Scott Fallon

    My brain. Doesn’t shut down.

  • Emma Katie Sykes

    im kept awake by kids all night ๐Ÿ™

  • Neil Pearson

    Home Shopping Channels keep me awake at night

  • Alisa Moore

    Thinking of things I have to do

  • Elaine Livingstone

    this week a drop in my peak flow as my asthma is playing up. Normally stress.

  • Saz Palmer

    stress and i wake myself up snoring ๐Ÿ™

  • K K

    Worries… ๐Ÿ™

  • Wendy Tolhurst

    Pain keeps me awake at night, although often the pain relief i am taking means that i sleep most of the night, but keep waking up and it is not proper sleep so i wake up feeling just as tired as when i went to bed

  • Ellie Spider

    the neighbours safety light in their garden its super bright and shines through the side of my blinds ๐Ÿ™ I sleep with an eye mask

  • Jenny Barker

    thinking to much just cant turn off

  • Rebecca Alderson

    I always struggle to turn my brain off, always thinking about my endless to do list!

  • Karen

    I love a full English cooked breakfast!