Although phones and laptops should be limited before bed, not all technology should be avoided in the bedroom. Some tech can actually help you sleep. In fact, sleep gadgets from smart mattresses to white noise machines are becoming increasingly popular in the market. It has improved almost every aspect of our lives, so why not leverage sleep gadgets to help us get a good night’s sleep.
With so many gadgets available today, we’ve selected our 10 favorites that work to improve sleep quality.
Our sensor-based mattress is engineered to help you sleep better and wake up refreshed. This smart bed monitors your sleep patterns through the night and gives you actionable suggestions on what you can do to improve sleep. It also features dual-zone bed warming and supreme comfort to help you relax at night. Plus, use the smart alarm to wake you up in your lightest stage of sleep.
Getting a good night’s sleep requires a good sleep environment. This means eliminating distractions such as noise and light, but also taking into account air quality. Awair is a smart device that tracks toxins and chemicals in your air to help you stay healthy and breathe easy while sleeping. It also gives you a sleep report every morning that analyzes your bedroom and tells you how the air affects your quality of sleep. Indoor air pollution can negatively impact sleep quality, which is why you need to clean up your air to sleep well.
Smart lights are a great investment because your sleep cycle is dictated by light. With Philips Hue lights, you can create a setting that mimics the sunset and gradually dims down as you drift off to a good night’s sleep. You can also switch your lights to a relaxing orange color at night to signal your brain that it’s time to wind down. In the morning, you can trigger a wake up light which will naturally wake you up.
Calm is an app focused on mindfulness and meditation, both of which help improve your sleep. Doing a little bit of guided meditation at night can calm anxiety and promote deep sleep. It’s especially great for people who often have trouble falling asleep.
This new digital sleep lamp was developed by insomniacs to help you drift off fast. It uses a hypnotizing blue light to coordinate and slow down your breathing to stimulate your body’s natural resting state.
Snoring can interrupt sleep and cause a lot of problems when sharing a bed. Smart Nora is a revolutionary product that detects snoring throughout the night. Insert it into your pillow and it will gently adjust your pillow when you start snoring. This will stimulate the throat muscles, allowing for natural breathing to resume. It’ll help both snorer and partner sleep soundly during the night.
One of the major causes of tossing and turning at night is improper bedroom temperature. The ideal temperature for optimal sleep is 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit. Keeping the room too hot or too cold can disrupt a good night’s sleep. A smart thermostat like Nest will help you regulate your bedroom so it stays at the perfect sleep-inducing temperature.
If you’re looking for a sleep mask that enhances REM sleep, Remee will do just that. During REM sleep, blood flow decreases to the brain and redirects itself towards the muscles, allowing the body and mind to properly rest and recover. This eye cover uses customizable light signals to increase dream recall.
Although we haven’t tried this, we’re very intrigued by the sleep robot that claims it’ll help you sleep. This pillow-like device is designed to simulate breathing and play soothing music to help you fall asleep.
Aromatherapy shouldn’t be overlooked when trying to sleep better. Placing an essential oil diffuser in your bedroom is a great solution for sinus congestion, insomnia, or stress. We like the lavender scent because it relaxes the body and calms the mind. Using it 30 minutes before bed may help you drift off faster.