Sleep tracking technology may be fueling insomnia with users pouring over data and frequently worrying about their sleep, according to an ABC news report.

Apps that use your phone’s in-built accelerometer can measure how much you move during sleep and estimate your sleep time and quality. Sleep trackers in the form of wrist watch technologies have also taken off.

But insomniacs who find themselves compulsively checking their sleep stats and worrying about not getting ‘enough’ sleep may need to avoid sleep tracker technology altogether or only check the data less often says Sleep Health Foundation researcher Dr Siobhan Banks.

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