If you ask most people, they’d tell you they could use a better night’s sleep. Sometimes even a few cups of coffee aren’t enough to combat getting just a few hours a night.
Even though technology is a great distraction, technology is also helping you sleep better. Thanks to numerous new gadgets, it’s possible to go from a few restless hours to a full 6-8 hours a night.
Unlike your phone, these smart sleep gadgets don’t emit any blue light. Of course, you’ll want to make sure to avoid using your phone before bed for better slumber.
S+ Sleep Monitor
Many sleep monitoring devices require you to wear them or place them on your mattress, both of which can be distracting. However, the S+ Sleep Monitorsits beside your bed to monitor when you toss and turn. It also monitors the temperature, noise levels and lighting in the room. As it gathers data, it recommends ways for you to get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer. You can also enter your daily habits for guidance on what to change to feel less stressed at night.
Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor
The Beddit 3 Sleep Monitor tucks under your sheets and is capable of tracking data on up to two people. It’s thin enough that you shouldn’t notice it at all. The moment you get into bed, the monitor starts tracking a wide variety of data, including:
It offers a well-rounded view of what goes on with you at night. You’ll learn more about your sleeping habits and what’s causing you to wake up feeling tired every day.
Sleep Number it Bed
You’ve probably heard of Sleep Number before, but they’ve upped their peaceful slumber game with the Sleep Number it Bed. You still get to adjust the softness or firmness, but now you’re able to do it from your smartphone. Plus, a sleep monitor and tracker is built-in. Instead of adding a device to your mattress, you just sleep like normal. It tracks your heart, breathing, room temperature and more.
Plus, it can send data to your fitness tracker. This helps you improve your workouts for better sleep. It’s a costly option, but ideal if you’re buying a new mattress anyway.
Hush Smart Earplugs
Hush has been acquired by Bose and the two are now working on an even better version of the Hush Smart Earplugs. The soft earbuds help block out all noise, so you’re not spending your night distracted by every creak and moan of your home. Full details haven’t been released yet, but if you’re having trouble sleeping, you might want to consider being a tester as the two companies work to release earbuds that help you drift off peacefully to sleep.
Snoring is annoying for everyone, including the person snoring. What you might not realize is how much snoring affects your sleep. The sound jerks you awake throughout the night, leading to that frustrating tired feeling in the morning. Smart Nora is a small half egg style device that slips underneath your pillow. When snoring is detected, it inflates to angle the head to reduce and stop snoring. When snoring stops, it deflates. It’s simple and doesn’t require mouth or nose pieces like most anti-snoring solutions.
CES 2018 Arrivals
Of course, CES 2018 means you have even more tech gadgets to help you sleep better. Entrepreneur offers up some of the best sleep gadgets for this year’s CES.
Gadgets You Already Have
Don’t want to spend $100 or more on a sleep gadget? You already have a few tools at your disposal to help you sleep better. A few things to try include:
- Using the Night Shift feature on your iPhone to reduce blue light
- Use a blue light filter app on Android devices
- Reduce stress by organizing tomorrow with a to-do list app or even making a list in WPS Writer or Spreadsheets
- Download a meditation app to guide you through relaxing meditations before bed
- Use a white noise app to cancel out distracting noises
- Use a fitness app (you don’t even need a fitness tracker) to exercise more to reduce stress and sleep better