From wristbands to full-bed monitoring systems, technology can help us sleep better by keeping track of our heartbeat, breathing and movement. By identifying disruptive sleep patterns, technology can help us improve our quality of sleep. For example, astronauts on the International Space Station have developed a new type of LED bulb that filters blue spectrum light. This technology can help us sleep better without disturbing our roommates. The benefits of sleep monitoring technology are numerous.
Smart light bulbs
A new class of smart light bulbs helps us sleep better. These bulbs provide light that is biologically optimal for the time of day. They filter out the bio-active blue light and mix it with lighter, less-blue light. Some are designed specifically for nighttime use. Companies such as GE and Lighting Science Group have designed these lights to minimize their blue light. Ultimately, these light bulbs improve your sleep quality and can make your life easier.
Researchers at the University of Washington found that the retina contains cells that respond to different colors and signals a part of the brain that regulates our circadian rhythm. These cells are part of the brain that controls our circadian rhythm, which runs in 24-hour cycles. The TUO smart bulb has the capability to adjust its brightness and color temperature to match our circadian rhythm. The smart bulb costs $59, and works by creating a lighting schedule.
We all need a reliable alarm clock to get up in the morning, but how often do you actually turn it off? Or worse, do you wake up too late because you forgot to turn it off? Or, what if you were on a trip and the airplane jet lag caused you to miss your alarm? Thankfully, new smart clocks are making this task a whole lot easier. These new gadgets can help you fall asleep, wake up in the morning, and even adjust your sleep schedule automatically.
A Circa alarm clock is one such product. It uses a thin sensor to measure your movement and respiration while you sleep to understand your sleep cycles. Unlike traditional alarm clocks, which wake us up at the same time every day, Circa automatically wakes you up in the lightest phase of sleep and lets you adjust your schedule accordingly. Unlike traditional alarm clocks, Circa wakes you up naturally while you are still in the first stage of sleep, giving you ample time to get up and get ready for the day.
White noise machines
Some sleep experts recommend the use of white noise machines. While the majority of white noise machines are just a white sound, some even emit real world sounds to help you relax and sleep. These sounds can also help you focus at work, and they can mask the offending noises from outside. The makers of some white noise machines, including Sound+Sleep and LectroFan, claim that these devices have several health benefits.
Studies have shown that white noise machines help us get a good night’s sleep. In addition to creating the perfect sleeping environment, some machines also act as air purifiers. You can purchase a white noise machine for under $100 and use it to mask any noise in your room. Many machines also double as a fan and air purifier, making them an excellent option for travel. They are compact and can be carried from room to room.
Many wearable sleep trackers have many advantages, but some are better suited for some people than others. The most common sleep-tracking device is the Apple Watch, which measures heart rate, movement, and other parameters. It then displays this information to a companion app, which allows you to check your sleep quality and make suggestions to improve it. Because of this, there are many types to choose from. Each one has its own set of features, benefits, and price points, and you should consider what you’ll need for each of them before you purchase them.
The best sleep-tracking devices use indirect measurements of sleep to calculate sleep quality. This means extrapolation is necessary to get a reliable assessment of the quality of your sleep. Be wary of sleep trackers that report complicated metrics like sleep quality, readiness ratings, or length of sleep. These measures are not likely to be accurate, and may not even be representative of your sleep. If you’re interested in a sleep-tracking device, make sure you know whether it measures deep sleep, light sleep, or REM sleep.