However, one should be aware that the measurements are error-prone. The saying “numbers don’t lie” doesn’t always apply here, says sociologist Stefanie Duttweiler, professor at the Bern University of Applied Sciences, in the “Apotheken Umschau”. For example, if you lie in bed breathing shallowly at night, the sleep tracker may still measure that you are asleep. Because the tool reacts to movements. The devices also differ in their performance.
Promotes stress and anxiety
The use of digital devices and information from the Internet can even increase the fear of illness. Anyone who is constantly evaluating and observing data may only fuel existing fears that something is wrong even more. Experts have now even given the phenomenon its own name: cyberchondria, a term that combines the words hypochondria (fear of disease) and cyber (for digital media).