The Top 4 Sleep Innovations in Sleep Tech
Dr. Craig Hudson, MD | April 28, 2017
Sleep tech is the latest trend to take off in the tech community, which is great news for anyone who struggles with getting enough sleep. Many of the newest innovations in sleep tech conferences around the world. Here are the top four sleep innovations in sleep tech that you need to know about:
1. Sleep Monitors
Once upon a time (very recently, in fact) you would have to visit a doctor who specializes in researching sleep patterns to undergo a sleep study to determine your sleep habits. Sleep studies require attending overnight monitoring sessions where doctors measure your vitals.
At home sleep monitors like Beddit, enable users to measure body functions like heartrate and breathing using portable sensors. The gathered data can be used to determine sleep trends and conduct an in-depth sleep analysis over an extended period of time.
Mobile devices and apps for sleep and breathing have greatly improved over the last few years. This year’s CES Innovation Award winner, 2Breathe, is one such product. 2Breathe has two components: the mobile app and the sensor belt. Through breathing sessions, the sensor gathers data about how you breathe. The data is then used to create guided breathing exercises to soothe your body and encourage sleep. So far, this product has received rave reviews.
Those who are looking for a more personalized approach to meditation and deep breathing should find this system or similar apps and devices to be more effective than basic guided breathing apps.
3. Software That Adjusts the Light Produced From a Screen
The bluish hue produced from tablets, computer screens and smartphones is a well-known disrupter of sleep patterns. While the most obvious solution is simply to avoid working late at night on your computer, realistically this isn’t always possible.
To help out late night computer users, there are lighting programs available that can be used to adjust the hue produced by your computer screen to a warmer tone that is easier on the eyes and your sleep cycle.
4. Smart Beds
A comfortable bed is vital to getting a goodnight’s sleep, but smart beds take that concept to the next level.
Most smart beds have warming and cooling features, raising and lowering adjustments to accommodate preferred sleeping positions, and sleep monitoring functions that track the quality of your sleep throughout the night and adjust to your needs accordingly.
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