We spend a third of our lives asleep, or we should at least be trying to, but if it is poor quality sleep, we can wake up feeling just as tired as when we went to sleep. Here are eight cool gadgets that can help you sleep better, and get better quality rest so you can enjoy more of your day.
The air we breathe while we sleep, and try to get to sleep, can have a huge impact on the quality of our rest. Many people are now turning to air purifiers to help them get a better night’s sleep. Look for one with low sound or ‘silent running’ features.
This simple upgrade has quickly become one of the world’s most popular sleep accessories. You will have seen these weighted blankets popping up on viral videos all across social media in the last year or two. They give you a secure feeling while you sleep, like being tucked in at night.
Memory Foam Mattresses
Memory foam has been around for a while now, and plenty of people have used mattress toppers and pillows to get a more comfortable night’s rest. If you make the switch to a really good memory foam mattress, you can achieve a higher level of comfort than just a mattress topper can offer.
White Noise or Sleep Sound Machine
You may think that sound would keep you awake at night, but the right sounds can actually make you sleep more effectively and help you get to sleep faster. White noise machines are popular but come with few sound options. More advanced sleeping sound machines offer a range of sound and soundscapes for you to choose from.
Smart Temperature Wave Bracelets
These clever bracelets, similar in size to a smartwatch or fitness band, help people to solve problems caused by their body temperature when they sleep. It is easy to be kept awake or made uncomfortable when you sleep if you are too hot or too cold. These bracelets give heat or cool sensations to your wrist, which helps to stimulate temperature changes in your whole body, maintaining a body temperature that suits you and your sleep.
Natural Light Alarm Clocks
A good night of sleep can be ruined by a rude awakening from a noisy alarm clock. Whether it is a tone on your phone or the rapid bell striking of a traditional alarm clock, waking up to a shocking sound can be bad for you. Natural light alarm clocks use a lamp to slowly start to increase the amount of light in your room to wake you gradually. This is a much more pleasant way to wake and can be synchronized to the rise of the sun in the morning, keeping you in sync with nature.
These ‘smart’ pillows can be customized in a number of different ways to help you find the perfect amount of comfort while you sleep. These pillows use a removable filling, sometimes called nanocubes, that you can add or take away to get the perfect firmness from your pillow. They also have features like high-tech breathable fabrics, and removable gel packs that can be refrigerated during the day and reinserted to give you a cool pillow on a hot night.
Smart Essential Oil Diffusers
Many people find aromatherapy beneficial when they are trying to get a better night of sleep, and with the help of a smart oil diffuser, you can get more control over your essential oils. Many pair with your smartphone to time aromas, and even use data from a fitness band to respond to the quality of sleep you are experiencing in real-time.
Sleep is just as important to our body and mind as food and water. With these cool gadgets, you can get better quality sleep.