• 2 months ago

    How accurate is Fitbit in determining the various sleep stages.

    My sleep specialist has told me that I should not count on the accuracy of Fitbit in determining how much time I have spent in various sleep stages: rem, light, deep, etc.
    His theory is that it can only track movement.
    I have been trying to see if I can determine quality of sleep as well as length.
    So is fitbit accurate? or does anyone else know of any other ideas?

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  • 2 months ago

    RE: How accurate is Fitbit in determining the various sleep stages.

    Your sleep specialist is right. None of these trackers can accurately measure sleep, let alone sleep stages. Worse, if they cause you more stress and worry about the idea of sleep, they are counterproductive and have outlived their usefulness.

    One of the best ways to determine sleep quality is by how you feel and perform during waking hours. That's really the gold standard.