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In the "old days" your only option to measure whether you are improving was by noting in your diary the severity of attacks - how many a night, how much acid in your throat, ease of swallowing etc. Lately I have just started using a fitness tracker. It has a sleep mode that very accurately tells you on a graph how many times you woke up, how long you were awake, when you got deep REM sleep, but most importantly when you had your attacks and the total time you were fully awake! Amazing technology and under $100. When I first got this I was totally shocked that my first attacks came less than an hour after falling asleep. I always thought it was hours later - we rightly dont have visible clocks in the bedroom as these absolutely cause insomnia! Interestingly my wife has one too and it showed us how I disturbed her each time I had an issue. I was totally wrecking her sleep as women tend to listen to kids and husbands! You can also monitor heart, track your weight and BMI. Dont think it makes a morning cuppa though! Batteries last a year and you wear it all the time as its waterproof to 50 metres. Oh yes it also tells the time and gives a warning if you have been idle for more than an hour - great for those unfortunate to have DVT problems. Its exciting stuff!
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