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Medicine’s Samina Ahmed Jauregui discussed the negatives of tracking sleep patterns

Why tracking your sleep can backfire

GQ Magazine: Samina Ahmed Jauregui, assistant professor at the School of Medicine, discussed the frustrations associated with wearable sleep trackers. “You get this device: It’s supposed to help you figure out what’s going on,” she said. “Then, it can work against you, potentially reinforcing a faulty belief system. You think ‘I didn’t sleep well last night, so I’m going to have a bad day’—but what if you didn’t know that? Would you have the same attitude?”