One Third offers a combination of information and tools that will help improve your sleep. One Third is customizable, designed to promote healthy habits and hygiene. In order to better understand your sleep patterns and behavior, the user will start by taking a short questionnaire. From this information, One Third will provide you with a myriad of tools to guide you on your sleep journey. Some of these tools include; a nightly sleep tracker, statistics on your sleep patterns, goals, checklists, meditation sounds, astrology, and more. These tools allow the user to understand how they sleep, establish nightly routines, and enhance their environment. With One Third, you will have all the tools you need to improve the quality of your sleep in just one convenient location.
I have always been an advocate for sleep, health, and wellness. For my capstone project, I wanted to dive into the idea of sleep advocacy and why sleep is important. Once I started researching about sleep, I became more and more aware of the impact sleep has on our lives. One-third of our lives are spent sleeping and it truly impacts the fruitfulness of the other two-thirds. Sleep plays a critical role in brain function. I discovered that while we sleep, the brain stores new information and gets rid of waste. Nerve cells reorganize, restore, and repair themselves. We need sleep for energy conservation, cellular restoration, brain function, emotional well-being, metabolism, insulin function, and immunity. Also, despite being such a huge component of human life, problems with sleep are widely prevalent. Over 70 million people in the United States have chronic sleep disorder that impacts their daily functioning and health.
Having a better understanding of sleep’s impact brought me to “One Third”. The app took many forms, however I decided on a design that would hinder sleep quality as little as possible. The app has functions to eliminate blue light and harsh light before bed. The user takes a quiz and then will be redirected to a page that will inform them about their current sleep state and how it can improve. The user can track their sleep patterns, see their statistics, set goals, save links, complete checklists, play meditation sounds, and more. One Third is both functional and informational. Allowing the user to reflect on their sleep hygiene and consider it’s importance.