One of our best-loved childhood brands, Nintendo, has announced that it will develop a device to measure a user's fatigue and map their sleep, Chief Executive Satoru Iwata said on Thursday. This will be the first offering from the company's newly created healthcare division. The device will be developed with U.S. firm ResMed Inc, which currently makes products to treat sleep disorders, and will be available in the financial year ending March 2016.
In today's day and age of smartphone, tablets and apps, it seems we turn to technology to solve many of our problems, including sleep disturbances. Our resident sleep expert, Dr Nerina, however, advices against using technology in the bedroom.
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She explains: "Technology such as smart phones, tablets and laptops have started to play a significant role in affecting sleep patterns. Spending too much time on social media sites in the evening, working in bed on a lap top and checking phone messages during the night are all factors which can affect quality sleep."