In Brief

Tracking changes in behavior and sleep can lead to increased REM cycles and therefore increased well-being.

In a world which we no longer see as flat, we’ve set our sights on a new frontier, the universe that lies within ourselves. During our exploration of the observable world, science helped to quantify and explain what we saw. As we turn the looking glass inwards, modern explorers are faced with the obstacle of finding metrics and tools to examine feelings and explain the intangibles of the human experience.

Society is wielding the tools of science and technology to improve our understanding of Wellness. For groups like Quantified Self, coupling apps and observational programs have created a census of their day to day lives, offering up a wealth of information for self improvement. Many members quickly change problems into solutions by answering the bottom line question : ‘if you don’t feel better, what’s the point?’

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