We all know the feeling of being unable to drift off to sleep, our minds still whirring from the day when we then turn to endless scrolling on phones, tablets or laptops to help us get the full 8 hours. However, our sleep expert Dr Nerina has long advised to "veto phones, tablets and devices that emit blue light. Your sleep will reward you for choosing to rest rather than scrolling through your social media feed".
In the past few years, more and more people are paying attention to the potential benefits of smart sleep technology, tech designed to analyse and track sleeping patterns whilst measuring the quality and duration of sleep. Below, we've shared some of the best gadgets for a good night's sleep to help you decide if smart sleep tech is for you.
There are plenty of fitness trackers available to purchase, with sleep functions designed to monitor your movements at night and analyse just how many hours we're totaling each night. Try and find a fitness band which will aim to wake you up in the lightest part of your sleep cycle to wake up feeling refreshed and less groggy.
Widely accessible at just a download away, sleep apps can help you to relax by playing soothing sounds, track your sleep activity or even provide a digital colouring book to help calm the mind. This article shares some of the highest ranked apps to help you drift off into a peaceful slumber all via your smartphone!
Sometimes, the ringing of alarms in the morning to wake us up is too much and can often make us hit the snooze button and call for five extra blissful minutes. Instead, try a wake-up light alarm clock for a less stressful wake-up method designed to have you skipping the snooze button and waking up with the sunrise.
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