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How to use your sleep tracker to get the best night’s sleep

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Getting a good, quality night of sleep is crucial for your overall health and well-being. However, many of us struggle to get the rest we need to properly recharge. Fortunately, technology has come a long way, and now we have access to sleep trackers that can help us monitor and improve our sleep quality.

While sleep trackers are great for giving us information and data on our sleep, they're also expensive. Thankfully, with a product protection plan, you don't have to worry about what might happen if your sleep tracker is damaged or breaks down, since you won't be left on the hook for expensive repair and replacement costs. Install the Mulberry browser extension to find the best protection plans available for your sleep tracker.

Using your sleep tracker to get optimal rest

Whether you’re looking to improve your physical health, mental health, or both, getting enough rest is essential, so keep reading to learn more about how you can get there.

Choose the right sleep tracker

At this point, there are dozens of sleep trackers available on the market, including the Apple Watch, which comes with a built-in sleep tracker, and the Oura Ring. These devices vary in cost and functionality, so choose the one that suits your needs and budget.

The more expensive brands typically offer the most advanced data features, so think about what you’re hoping to get from your tracker to narrow your search.

Wear your tracker correctly

Once you have a tracker, make sure you wear it properly to get the most accurate readings. Follow the manufacturer's instructions to ensure your device is positioned correctly and securely.

Use sleep music

Different sleep trackers have different built-in features that are meant to help you fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. Sleep music is a popular feature that can help you relax and drift off to sleep. Choose calming music that you enjoy, or try a dedicated sleep music app.

Try sleep meditation

Another effective technique for improving your sleep quality is sleep meditation. If you want to invest in a more expensive sleep tracker, some models have built-in meditation features. If yours doesn’t, simply find your favorite guided meditation video on YouTube or download a guided meditation app.

Set a sleep timer

Getting enough hours every night is imperative to looking and feeling your best. To ensure you get enough sleep each night, set a timer on your sleep tracker. This will help you establish a consistent sleep schedule and ensure you get enough rest each night. Some devices have wake-up features that use gentle vibrations to wake you up without disrupting anyone around you.

Analyze your sleep data

Give yourself about a week of using your sleep tracking device, and then start looking at your data. Be on the lookout for different patterns in your sleep quality, such as the amount of deep sleep and REM sleep you're getting. This data can help you identify areas where you need to improve your sleep habits.

Make lifestyle changes

Depending on the results of your sleep data, you can implement lifestyle changes that might help improve your sleep quality. For example, if you aren’t getting enough deep sleep, try reducing your caffeine intake or increasing your daily exercise.


At the end of the day, information is power, and sleep data can help you improve your physical and mental well-being. Improving your sleep is the first step in a lot of long-term health goals, so it makes sense to invest in a quality sleep tracker.

Before you purchase any new tracking devices, install the Mulberry browser extension so you can earn rewards for shopping and even get free extended warranty coverage on eligible items.

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Kim Miller

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Kim Miller is the Head of Marketing at Mulberry. She is passionate about building products and brands that make consumers happy, save them money and make their lives easier. Have an innovative idea for Mulberry you'd like to share? Give her a shout! She'd love to chat about anything from fintech and UX to gardening and antiquing.

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