Orange you sleepy?

Objective

Will wearing blue-light blocking (orange) glasses help you sleep better?

Description

  • Start date: Sunday (night), January 15th
  • Blue-light blocking glasses sponsored by lowbluelights.com
    • Deadline for ordering glasses was December 16th.
This is a small, pilot study looking at sleep quality, as measured by the Zeo, and the effects of wearing blue-light blocking glasses on it.

4 week, ABA design. (See Participant Tasks)

Optional daily questionnaire for factors affecting sleep and notes (encouraged).

Inclusion Criteria

Materials: Zeo, blue-light blocking glasses
STUDY STARTS SUNDAY, JANUARY 15TH
  • Fill out the study Intake Form before starting
  • (Optional) Fill out the daily survey/sleep diary
  • Week 1: track sleep using Zeo; don't use blue-blocking glasses
  • Weeks 2 & 3: put on blue-blocking glasses at the same time each night; track sleep
  • Week 4: track sleep; don't use blue-blocking glasses

Notes:
When setting the time of day you will put on the glasses, make it so that it's generally 2 or more hours before you normally go to bed, and pick a specific time. Even if your sleep schedule varies, just pick a specific time that you'll put on the glasses. This will help lock in the circadian rhythm the glasses affect.

Daily Average ZQ & Weekly Participation Levels

Discussion

wamatt

wamatt Clicking on "View results" loads a blank frame for me

JustChris

JustChris Same here.

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gbiggers

gbiggers What do you think of the new data visualization? This is Genomera's first attempt at automating visualization. So we need your reactions and suggestions for other things to try.

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chloester

chloester I don't understand what the sleep score count is used for -- how many days per week the Zeo recorded sleep?

chloester

chloester Also, it would be great if the ZQ score graph could show when the pre, during, and post intervention weeks were.

jzempel

jzempel @chloester agreed a differentiation on the ABA protocol would've been nice. re: "sleep score count" it simply shows how many times a ZQ score was recorded per week for each participant. In general, you would probably like to see close to 7 days per data participant per week. The important thing to note is that the clock for participation starts ticking when the study is set "in progress" or when the user joins the study (whichever is the later date).

crtahlin

crtahlin I guess the aim is to build a visualization tool for all the experiments, something generic? I guess a generic solution would be, to enable ticking off the people (units) you want shown on the graph. For instance turning my data "off", since its known to be defective.

EriGentry

New study results are available!

Hi all - a new graph of ZQ scores is available. Kinda interesting: during the 2 weeks wearing the blue-blocking glasses, ZQ scores seems to flatten/stabilize, as well as decrease. What do you make of that? I think we will need to take a look at Time to Z and Deep Sleep, in addition to the surveys you all filled out, before we can make more sense out of the data. (To those who offered to help with data crunching, I'll be pinging you soon.) Another reminder to hook up your Zeo so we can include your data!
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crtahlin

crtahlin What does the first week on the graph represent? I for one started later, on the 2nd of Feb. And if the first week is the first calendar week of the study, I really shouldn't even have data for the first two weeks (as the study started on the 15th Jan, if I am correct).

crtahlin

crtahlin Also, I noticed I have some duplicated data. I had the date one day off on my device and the Zeo customer service were kind enough to correct the date in their database. I guess the data were duplicated because of that (I can see the duplicates in the downloaded Excel file I got by clicking "Download data"). I will try to disconnect/reconnect the Zeo instrument, to see if that fixes the problem.

crtahlin

crtahlin To answer to my own question - the first week of data is probably from the # Period: from 2012-01-24 06:41:55

crtahlin

crtahlin Sorry, I press the enter key and the message gets posted before I finish it. Since the first week of data is probably from 24th Jan, that would explain why my data start on the second week on the graph (which was actually my first week of study). Also, disconnecting/reconnecting the Zeo instrument did not help with the duplicated data. Who could I contact regarding this (to delete all my data, so I can reconnect)?

jzempel

jzempel @crtahlin - You are right that this study actually started collecting data on 2012-01-24. That marks the point that Eri marked the study "in progress". re: your sleep data - I can see that the Zeo API is sending the data that you are claiming is duplicated. There's not much we (Genomera) can do about that. We've raised the issue with them and will need to wait for a fix on their end.

crtahlin

crtahlin @jzempel - thank you for the answer, will wait on fix then.

gbiggers

gbiggers What are other thoughts on the visualization? The Genomera team really wants to hear people's reactions and suggestions for refinement.

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jzempel

jzempel Genomera is working on graphing a selection of results for this study. The image in this post is a preview of a more interactive graph that is based on the same Zeo Sleep Manager data that participants can download. Stay tuned for that feature. In the mean time the data is starting to take shape, but it will probably be more meaningful if more data participants use the study instrument to connect their Zeo (the instrument will back-fill your profile with historical Zeo sleep statistics). Take a look at the attached image and comment with your questions for clarification.

gbiggers

gbiggers Y'all can click the picture to see it larger.

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EriGentry

EriGentry Cool sleep infographic http://medicalbillingandcodingcertification.net/you-need-sleep/

chloester

chloester Nice! Wish they used different colors though.

EriGentry

EriGentry Hi everybody! I've been a busy lady, and I'm sorry for not posting sooner. I've got two requests to get this study completed: (1) Upload your Zeo data! If anyone's having trouble, please refer to crtahlin's post below or use the feedback tab to the right to post your specific query (2) Data crunching! Needs to be done. Any numbers gurus out there able to help out? Thanks so much! How's everyone sleeping?

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skjonas

skjonas Eri, I would be happy to help with item 2.

skjonas

skjonas Eri, I'm cleaning up my Zeo data by deleting nights where I had total total equipment failure (e.g., the battery was drained after an hour and a half), but I'm not sure what to do about those nights where the Zeo headband didn't capture data for, say, a fifteen minute period because it traveled too far up my forehead. Is there a threshold recommendation for how much data can be lost before that night's data is no longer salvageable?

DoctorJ

DoctorJ I noticed that the myZeo website and the data uploaded to Genomera exclude measurements from shorter time periods, i.e. naps. However, I can still see the nap data in my phone. Too bad, since I was definitely a biphasic sleeper throughout the trial, though interestingly not so much since.

crtahlin

crtahlin Would love to have a look a the data. I guess the data will be available via the "Download data" button, when everyone uploads it. What about the daily sleep diary data and info about when people started. (I for one started later than most.)

gbiggers

gbiggers @DoctorJ, let's connect about the data discrepancy in the study vs on your phone. Email gregatgenomeradotcom

gbiggers

gbiggers If you are having any trouble connecting your Zeo to the study, email me and we will help. gregatgenomeradotcom

aidanw

aidanw Hi, everyone else still sleeping? :) Sorry if I'm being dense... completed my sleeping, how do I submit Zeo data? Thanks

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crtahlin

crtahlin I belive you have to go to Instruments->Zeo Sleep Manager and input your ZEO account login data. Link to the above mentioned Instrument, for convenience: http://www.genomera.com/instruments/zeo-sleep-manager

edyson

edyson I'm trying, but it doesn't accept my login info...

crtahlin

crtahlin I have tried "disconecting" from ZEO account and then "reconecting" and I didn't have any problems.

crtahlin

crtahlin I suggest you try the same username and password on ZEO site, to verify it works there.

williamhoos

williamhoos I'm checking in on how this went? I was only getting about half of my nights captured with Zeo on Android and then I had to go to Europe in the middle of it, so I dropped. I'm curious how many were able to complete the study and if I should restart?

skjonas

skjonas I was able to complete the study. Since then, I've found the combination of the blu-blockers, timed-release melatonin taken at dusk, and a premium sleep mask has led to some of the best sleep that I can remember getting.

skjonas

skjonas I should add that if I were to do it again, I definitely would have filled out the survey every day, just keep track of all the little variances that popped up (like equipment failure).

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