There really is nothing worse than having a really busy day and when it comes to bed time you just can’t drop off. So you lie there wide awake and think, oh I will just have a quick browse on my phone. One hour later you have read your complete Facebook feed from top to bottom, checked out the new clobber on Next and ordered something totally random that you don’t need, sound familiar? Yes, that’s exactly why I turn my phone off at night. Saying that, some technology can be really useful in aiding a better night’s sleep.
How To Get A Good Night’s Sleep
The Lumie is an excellent way to start your morning. This clever alarm gradually wakes you up with a 30 minute sunrise which lets you slowly rouse from sleep and wake up refreshed, ready to start he day. It also has a bed time setting which gives off a gentle 30 minute sunset as you wind down to sleep.
2 An Electric Bed
An Adjustamatic bed is perfect for those who just can’t seem to get comfortable. Especially useful for sufferers of back pain, aching limbs and joints. You can choose the position with an easy to use remote control, before settling down for the night. I love the idea of one of these if you like to read before bed as you can get in a nice upright position with just a press of a button, and of course it’s an excellent excuse for breakfast in bed too! You also get a massage system, can you imagine how awesome that would be? I would love one of these for that reason alone.
Do you prefer background noise to help you get off to sleep, but it keeps your partner awake? Then this could be for you. Plug in your mp3 player and listen to some music or listen to an audiobook without disturbing your other half. No headphones required just simply connect your device to the pillow and off you go. This is also very useful for people who suffer from Tinnitus as it creates a background noise to mask out the ringing sound in the ear.
The S+ is a non contact sleep tracking device that comes with a free mobile app. Here is exactly what you can expect from this system.
- highly calibrated respiratory and bio-motion sensor to measure and analyse sleep stages
- recording of the movements caused by the expansion and relaxation of the chest with breathing, and overall body movements such as position changes, arm twitches and shrugs
- delivery of sleep scores and sleep charts to a connected phone or tablet,
- personalised feedback and suggestions to help users improve their sleep.
It can also help to improve sleep with these extra features –
- Relax to Sleep provides a choice of soothing sounds that synchronise with breathing patterns to help with the process of falling asleep at bedtime.
- Mind Clear allows users to record a voice message or type a text note to help clear their mind when trying to settle to sleep.
- Smart Alarm allows users to set a window of time for the S+ to naturally wake them when they are in light sleep, enabling them to wake feeling more refreshed.
Is another sleep tracking device with a bedside light that glows red to help you drift off to sleep and blue to gently wake you up. Melatonin is the hormone that controls the sleep-wake cycle, and blue lighting contains melatonin-inhibiting wavelengths which help to increase your alertness. Red lighting is not melatonin-inhibiting, so helps to promote the onset of sleep. The smart Wakeup feature collects the data from the sensor and uses that to define the best wake up solution to suit your body clock.
So if you struggle to get a decent night’s sleep, I hope one of these solutions will help you out.
What helps you get to sleep?
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