British media said that a well-known psychologist said that the smartphone sleep tracking application is making people so anxious and entangled in sleep problems that they insomnia.
According to the British "Guardian" website reported on June 7, sleep experts, London Gai's Hospital doctor Guy · Lechzina said at the Cheltenham Science Festival, more and more focused on getting enough Sleep is counterproductive.
Before he spoke, he said: "Many people have experienced serious insomnia problems by using a sleep tracker or reading some articles about the dangers of lack of sleep." ”
He said that a large proportion of patients seeking insomnia treatment came to his clinic with data on their sleep patterns and were often reluctant to remove the mobile app. “It's quite difficult to convince them not to use this mobile app. ”
Laschizner said that most mobile apps are not clinically proven, just tracking the movement and therefore do not provide in-depth sleep quality information.
He said: "I have a very skeptical view of the sleep tracker. If you feel tired after waking up and have a bad night's sleep, then you know that you have a problem. If you feel refreshed after waking up every day, you are awake all day, and feel sleepy at the same time every night, you may get enough sleep and don't need a mobile app to tell you this. ”
Studies have shown that for most people, the most appropriate sleep time is about eight hours, but this varies from person to person. For people who are born with less sleep, the vigilance of their sleep “insufficiency” may lead to an anti-placebo effect, that is, expectations of negative symptoms cause people to feel uncomfortable.
Sleep psychologist Stephanie · Romishevsky said in the same section of the Science Festival: "Everyone sleeps differently and duration may vary. So if you use a normal sleep tracker, it will say that your sleep time is not appropriate, it may start to worry you. ”
However, it has been found that some cognitive behavioral therapy mobile applications are effective in treating insomnia in trials.Editor: Zhu YingweiEditor in charge: Xu Qimin
Source: Integrated self-reference message network, Guardian, etc.