Pulse measurement - why do we need it?
Pulse measurement is one of the key indicators for constructing proper sleep staging. Read more about how we do it in Neuroon and what is the average heart rate depending on the age.
Neuroon measures the biological parameters of the sleeper, including brain waves (single-channel EEG), pulse (pulse oximetry), body temperature, eye movement (EOG) and body movement during sleep (actigraphy). All those gathered data helps Neuroon to monitor and analyze your sleep, provide you with detailed sleep staging and implement Bright Light Therapy when needed.
Pulse is the rate of your heart, measured in beats per minute. The average heart rate varies depending on the age and amounts approximately for:
Infants: 90 -120
Children (1-10 years old): 70-130
Youth and Adults: 60-100
As you can see the pulse decreases with increasing age. It also depends on your daily activities. Those numbers are not related to the time when you are doing some sports etc. and your heart naturally works more intense.
Neuroon measures pulse in order to illustrate you how your heart is working when you sleep - generally the heart rate should be lower during the night than during the day. Moreover we use this information to develop sleep staging of your sleep, especially when your EEG signal is bad.