There are many cases where your mind can be stronger than evidence, so the simple suggestion that something might be wrong can cause you to worry, which in the long run, can cause an anxiety-related sleep issue. That being said, there is far more data to support that a sleep tracker can actually detect serious sleep issues early.
Most people have a sleep tracker connected to their fitness trackers these days. These devices often measure your heart rate, the amount of moving that you do in the night, and when you are getting up and leaving your bed each night. The readings obtained from this kind of data can be critical for a physician in determining if you need a sleep study.
Sleep apnea is one of the sleep conditions that these devices can detect. If you find you are getting very little or very restless sleep when you have been trying to get 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night, it is worth mentioning to your doctor that you have a fitness tracker that tracks your sleep and it is saying that you have not been sleeping well. These findings combined with how you feel may be a good enough reason to test you for sleep apnea, which is a severe illness when not caught and treated.
Overall sleep trackers having a low percentage chance of causing anxiety-based sleep issues, but a high potential to prescreen some people for even more severe medical problems, which ultimately makes them an essential and helpful tool. If you have a sleep tracker, be sure to talk to your doctor if you encounter any disturbed sleep patterns.

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