How Sleep Tech Devices Help You Sleep Better
How are you sleeping these days? In 2020, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) released a report illustrating that more than 15% of Norwegian suffer from insomnia. Today, the pandemic outbreak and the onset of a health crisis have shaken people’s lives and have inevitably affected the sleep of many. This is a problem. We have already suggested several ways that technology can help you make the quarantine more bearable during the day; here we will talk about how sleeping gadgets offer you alternative solutions to get back to sleep.
There are different types of disorders that can affect our ability to get rest. Insomnia, hypersomnia (feeling very sleepy despite having slept the recommended amount), snoring and apneas (temporary suspension of breathing) are some of them.
Let’s blame it on the work stress or the blue light from cell phones and tablets which disrupt our circadian rhythm, but studies show that around 35% of US adults sleep less than the recommended 7 hours per night. Of those, 1 in 5 develops chronic insomnia, which in the long-term leads to increased incidence of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, cancer, hypertension, and diabetes.
This lack of nighttime recovery takes its toll in the short-term as well, as it creates stress and reduces productivity. But the good news is that technology is creating plenty of solutions which do not rely on drugs.
The best sleeping gadgets are designed to give you information about the duration and / or quality of your sleep. Although you probably do not need a device to tell you if you are tired, the data will allow you to know precisely how many hours of sleep you are getting. Sleep-related consumer technology is at a time of great dynamism and innovation. You do not need to be very tech savvy; as long as they’re comfortable using an app on your smartphone most of this technology is equally accessible to people of all ages.
Sleep is a primitive phenomenon. It is a biological need that enables the proper functioning of our body. It has different stages where, for example, the release of hormones essential for human development occurs. Sleep disorders are one of the main problems affecting society today as they influence our health state, labor productivity and also personal relationships. In this sense, technology is presented as a weapon to combat a problem that turns people’s lives upside down.
Many experts say that one of the main enemies of sleep is technology. The use of devices such as smartphones, tablets or computers before going to sleep causes alterations in sleep rhythms that seriously affect our rest. However, technology can also be used to significantly improve people’s sleep quality. So much so, that for a few years now, these innovations are increasingly present in the lives of many people who struggle with sleep every day.
During the hours of sleep, although we think we are resting, we might not actually recover. The causes are not always the same, but they are usually linked to our state of mind, agitation and stress, which have a considerable influence on the sleep states. To find out what sleep states we have been through, there are different devices that help us measure the quality of sleep.
One of these is the Pendulum by Drowzee. Drowzee has been working in the sleep space for a few years now, offering a Sleep Improvement Kit to those interested in optimizing their sleep. The product provides users with sleep-training exercises which help you prepare for a good night sleep.
The new product, the Pendulum, has a double function as it combines day-time exercises for sleep improvement with night-time sleep analysis. , The Pendulum headband, developed in collaboration with Bitbrain, is made of soft fabric to be comfortably worn at night. The headband has sensors that monitor brain activity, heart rate and respiration. It is powered by AI (artificial intelligence), which processes this information and delivers activity reports to the user. This helps you keep an eye on your sleep patterns and habits in total comfort.
And don’t forget the improved brain-training feature provided by the Pendulum. The day-time brain-training feature uses soundscapes to help you stop the racing thoughts invading your mind at bed-time. Guided by the soothing soundscapes provided by the Pendulum app, you’ll get to relax and easily fall asleep.
Improving the quality of our sleep requires us to restructure a wide set of habits, including exercise and nutrition, but we now have innovative technology as an ally, created to help us win the battle with tiredness.