Encouraging news to report!
It all started about a month ago when I caught another annoying head cold. In the interest of encouraging a good night’s sleep, I stopped wearing the SleepGuard for about a week, allowing the Nyquil to work its wonders. During this time, I wore my bite guard each night in case of clenching. The cold subsided after about 10 days, but I was hesitant to start wearing the SleepGuard again. I just didn’t feel like dealing with the beeping!
I took a break from wearing the SleepGuard for almost a month.
When I decided to try it again, I put my jury-rigged contraption on and hoped for the best.
When I woke up in the morning, I had: ZERO grinding events!?
The device definitely was responding to clenching, because it still beeped when I consciously clenched. But this was unprecedented.
I took a look at the configuration and realized that I had been using the level 4 setting instead of level 3. Strange. I don’t recall changing the setting to a higher threshold for clenching. But still. Zero grinding events? This was very interesting. For the past week I’ve been wearing the SleepGuard at level 4, and consistently getting readings under 6 grinding events every night. What I think is happening is that this setting is drastically reducing the amount of false positives that I had been experiencing before, where the sensor would be set off by fitful sleep and bad connections.
Either that, or by taking a month break, my lizard brain started learning new behavior. I am cautiously optimistic.