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December 26, 2019

5 Technologies to Help You Sleep Better




In 2017, Philips made a research to check the quality of sleep among participants of 10 countries. They suddenly found that only 17% of people get enough rest every night. Many analysts are noticed to blame technologies for such results. They suggest people stay long by their PCs and go to bed with smartphones in their hands and, therefore, do not get enough energy. This is partly true. However, technologies are just a tool. They can also help you to improve the comfort of your sleep.

Pillow

A pillow is an individual household item that should be selected in accordance with physiological characteristics. A prerequisite for a good purchase is quality. When deciding, pay special attention to such indicators:

  • Hardness,
  • Height,
  • Form,
  • Filler.

Follow the latest achievements of the industry: many things have been improved during last 10 years that can positively impact your sleep at night. For example, the developers of the Sobakawa buckwheat pillow ensure in high effectiveness of their product and 100% positive result.

Temperature Control

The comfort of your bedtime is affected not only by lighting but also by temperature. If the room is too cold or too hot, falling asleep can be difficult. It often happens that a person feels comfortable at one temperature and sleeps at another. A smart thermostat that adapts to the user's habits helps to solve this problem. For example, it can slightly warm up the room at the moment when the person goes to bed, and then – slightly lower the temperature so that sleep is comfortable.

Sleep Tracker

Many modern gadgets, such as smartwatches or fitness bracelets, have a sleep tracker function. They keep detailed statistics on how long you slept, how many times you rolled over or got up to drink water. All these data are then displayed in the application on the smartphone and allow you to very accurately check your dreaming. Keeping statistics will help you become a little more disciplined and analyze the causes and consequences of insomnia.

White Noise

Scientists proved that white noise has a relaxing effect and promotes quick and good rest. Today, you can find many sites and applications that generate white noise. There are also many hours of YouTube noise recordings designed specifically for sleeping. Gadgets for comfortable sleeping can be checked at jonsguide.org where plenty of reviews are collected.

By the way, white noise is generated by microwave relic radiation, which arose at the time of the Big Bang and is still spreading. So, listening to it, you fall asleep to the original sounds of the universe itself.

Airing

Airing is a helpful device, an analog of the oxygen spray for people who fear apnea. A small thing should “push” the air during sleep, and its miniature size allows you to take it with you wherever you go! This little gadget assists you in case you want to get rid of your CPAP mask. Despite its portable size, it helps to deal with many disorders as high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, headaches, etc.

In Conclusion

The comfort of your bedtime can be assessed using special gadgets designed exclusively for this. Today, you can track the phases of sleep using bracelets and approximately suggest what phase and what time of the night you slept well. If you have insomnia, all the methods mentioned above will help you to improve the quality of your bedtime.

A Few Words About the Author

Edward Smith, MD, is a graduate of George Washington University School of Medicine. Since 2009, he has been practicing in the Department of Neurology at UCLA medical center in Los Angeles, California. Mr. Smith is a researcher of insomnia disorders and author of scientific articles.









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