Mar 20, 2019
This episode with Massimiliano (Max) de Zambotti came about when I found his paper on comparing the Oura ring against the gold standard of sleep assessment, polysomnography.
Being the curious type, I clicked his name on the Pubmed link and found a whole list of papers he's worked on. As it turns out, he studies insomnia up at SRI and is deeply and narrowly focused on understanding mechanisms of insomnia.
We cover wearable sleep tech and how accurate it is, where it's accurate vs where it ain't, and then dove into his work, from adolescent insomnia to menopausal insomnia.
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Finally, before we hung up the phone I asked him if there is any technology he sees coming down the pipe. I'll put that bonus episode (just under 9 minutes long and covering 2 wild pieces of tech he's excited about) on Patreon for my Patrons only. Thank you for your support!