Wellness

Can Technology Help You Get a Better Night’s Sleep?

Written by Rob J. Temple

Technology is mostly associated with people focusing on a screen or gadget of some sort.

However, tech can take many forms, and in this day and age, there are solutions within smartphones and bedside lamps that can even help people get a better night's sleep!

Sleep is VITAL for feeling healthy, vibrant, and “on the level”. Lack of sleep leads to problems with focusing, resulting in bad quality work (not to mention a shitty attitude!).

The chances are that you could use the technology you already have to help you sleep better, or to get to sleep faster. With a few small adjustments or installs, you could find yourself dropping off to sleep easier, and seeing an improvement in how you sleep throughout the night.

Apps

We all have smartphones these days, so it makes sense to simply install an application on something we already own so that we can take advantage of sleep science and solutions in a cost-effective manner.

It seems there's an app for almost everything these days, and sleep is no exception. For example, the “Kokoon Relax” app is designed to help you drift off to sleep peacefully, while ensuring you stay asleep through the soothing sounds and various audios it has to offer.

It also works with “smart sensing” so that its activity adjusts and learns your sleeping patterns, to ensure that alarms go off at the right time for you, waking you up peacefully, feeling refreshed.

A lot of smartphone users are taking advantage of “blue light filters” which automatically jump into action at times that you insert for synchronisation.

The blue light filters take off the glare that most smartphones give off, though if you wanted to, you could easily adjust the brightness of your screen when you know you want to go to sleep soon.

Sleep Gadgets

In addition to a sleep app that you find effective, you can also invest in numerous sleep gadgets that can help you fall to sleep quicker and remain asleep for the duration of the night.

The most common solution for sleep gadgets seems to come in the form of lights. For example, “red lights” can be installed around the home (though most commonly found in bedrooms), and they resemble the changes of light in nature.

When the sun comes up the lights turn on, when the sun goes down they dim and eventually go out. For this reason, they're best kept in bedrooms as this may get annoying or unsafe if you're cooking dinner late one evening and the lights dim or suddenly go out.

Another popular light solution is sensor lights that read your level of sleep and act accordingly. They work through a sensor being placed under the mattress connected to a bedside lamp.

The sensor works to decipher your sleep state so that it can trigger an alarm to go off when you're at your lightest stage of sleep. Being woken abruptly out of a REM state of sleep doesn't feel good, but waking out of light sleep allows us to feel refreshed and peaceful.

The lights on these kinds of devices are designed to dim and get brighter around the times that you set your alarm. Overall, their function is to wake you up in a peaceful manner, shining a soothing, soft glow to help you drift off to sleep, and remain asleep.

Wrapping things up…

Technology assisting peaceful and healthy sleep levels is clearly an industry only just beginning to bloom. But, the demand shows that apps and sleep devices can make a difference in helping people get a better night's sleep, and wake them up feeling refreshed and content.

Sleep is definitely one of the most underrated areas of self-improvement, so make sure you’re getting yours!

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About the author

Rob J. Temple

Rob J. Temple is a hypnotist, mindset coach and the founder of Evolution Hacks. He specializes in helping ordinary people around the world to create extraordinary lives!

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