Sofa Time Disrupts Sleep Time: Can an Apple Watch Help?

April 1, 2015 3:38 PM

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In wake of the newly-announced features of the Apple Watch, many wearable devices prompt individuals to stand up or even further encourage people to go for a walk by counting their steps. Certainly these measures aim to reduce a sedentary lifestyle, a lifestyle that is associated with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Evidence now supports that being sedentary can disrupt your sleep as well.

A recent study by Buman and colleagues published in this month's issue of Chest reports on findings of the 2013 National Sleep Foundation Sleep in America Poll, a cross sectional study of 1,000 adults. (1) The authors discovered that increased total sitting time was associated with poor sleep qualit...

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