The benefits of getting a good night’s sleep are well documented, as is the fact that keeping tech out of the bedroom is a must if you want to achieve your eight hours. However, 2017’s CES, the world’s biggest consumer electronic show, featured an exhibition area exclusively for sleep tech. Sleep tech may be just the thing to help you nod off at night, which is why we’ve investigated which options should be making the top of your wishlist.
The Kyro Sleep Performance System
This water based mattress topper helps to keep you comfortably cool all night long. Controlled via an app, it aims to keep your bed at 16 degrees so no-one needs to do any tossing and turning. You can see the progress of its development here.
Falling asleep is often found to be the more difficult part of sleep, which is where the Muse Headband steps in. This piece of sleep tech comfortably wraps around the head, using sensors to measure brain activity. It then feeds this information to an app that can guide you through meditation exercises to undertake before going to bed.
S+ Sleep Monitor
This sleep monitor uses motion detection technology to pick up when you move in the night, while also assessing whether the temperature and lighting in your room is suitable for sleep. It does all this without physical contact, so all you need to do is place it in your bedroom.
Athlete Recovery Nightwear
Under Armour’s Athlete Recovery Nightwear was developed with the help of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. These pyjamas feature a hexagonal infrared pattern on the inside, which helps your body to recover faster while also promoting sleep and reducing inflammation. If you’re a bit of a gym bunny you may want to consider adding this bit of sleep teach to your repertoire.
Philips Wake Up Light
This alarm gradually brightens 30 minutes from waking you up to help your eyes adjust to the brightness. You can choose from five different alarms or the sound of FM radio to wake you up. After you’ve woken the light begins to brighten your bedroom to kick-start your circadian rhythm into wake up mode. Plus, it’s a super stylish bedroom addition.
A non-invasive, silent and incredibly portable piece of sleep tech, NORA is the perfect solution for those people who have to use nose strips and ear plugs. A padded insert that you place inside your pillow will inflate and deflate whenever it detects snoring. The movement shifts the head of the snorer, thereby shifting the obstruction causing the snoring.
Go To Sleep and Wake Mask
If the light seeping through your curtains really bothers you then you’ve probably invested in black out blinds and an eye mask to make sure you sleep heavily all night long. However these are nothing compared to this new innovative sleep tech. The Go To Sleep And Wake Mask cleverly uses a dimming light to comfortably put you to sleep. It also features a brightening one to gently wake you up in the morning.
For intrepid travellers the PowerSiesta is the best answer to all those long-haul flights that feature sore necks and an inability to get any decent shut-eye. Easily transportable, it folds into a 3D structure perfectly designed for you to rest your head on. If relieving that flight tension wasn’t enough, this ergonomic sleep solution was even designed by a rocket scientist.
The rise of sleep tech
A quick search on the internet will reveal a wealth of different types of sleep tech. So, no matter what type of sleep problem you may have, you’re bound to find something for you. Maybe your partner snores or you constantly wake up because you feel too hot. Perhaps you just hate the harsh wake up call you currently have in the morning. Whatever you choose, just make sure you keep those blue screens out the bedroom! Sleep tech might be permitted but for general technology the bedroom is a no fly zone.
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