Everybody knows health and wellbeing is usually associated with exercise and a balanced diet, but people tend to forget that overnight is when the body rejuvenates physically and mentally. A balanced and well-maintained sleeping routine is linked to a range of health optimizations, from mental well-being to more physically enhanced performance.
The catch? Falling asleep isn’t as easy as counting sheep. This is where Smart Sleep Tech comes in, providing various ways to monitor, balance and enhance sleeping experience.
Here are five sleep technologies to help optimize and monitor sleep:
The Philips SmartSleep is a soft headband which monitors brain waves while the user is asleep. The SmartSleep detects movements and monitors the user’s sleep pattern, and as the user dips out of deep sleep the headband plays white noise in order to continue a steady sleeping pattern. The customized audio tones are meant to enhance the depth of slow wave sleep and a connected app will help provide instructions, tips and further guidance on how to get the best sleep.
The Nightingale is a device which is plugged into a wall socket, using sound masking technology to reduce atmospheric sounds which affect sleep. The Nightingale releases sound blankets which are designed to align with the user’s sleep conditions and environment. The personalization of the Nightingale is measured and customized through a smart phone app. This is the perfect device for anyone living in busy cities and loud environments.
The Dreem, developed in France, is also an overnight headband used to enhance the sleeping experience. It runs a pulse oximeter in order to capture heart rate and respiration, and it also has bone-conducting speakers for delivering the audio. The accelerometer picks up its user’s sleeping movement as well as sensors measuring accurate brain waves. The Dreem promises to help its user sleep fast through a sound-based program, inspired by meditation and biofeedback. As the oximeter tracks sleeping waves, the audio is meant to help continue an undisturbed night’s sleep.
The Nokia is a sleep tracking sensor, created to give its users the ultimate control over their sleep data. The sensors are instructed to be placed under the users mattress, helping measure any movement, while also detecting snoring. The data collected will present sleep pattern behaviour, common and uncommon sleep cycles as well tailor improvements to help the balance and maintenance of sleep health. The Nokia Sleep also works with IFTTT integration, which allows for automation technology. This means the Sleep can automatically turn the users bedroom lights on and off as it detects when someone is getting in and out of bed.