The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that roughly one in three U.S. adults don’t get the recommended minimum of seven hours of sleep per night. It’s especially harder for you to fall asleep and stay asleep as you age. You’re probably waking up more often during the night and earlier in the morning. These sleep gadgets could help you establish good sleep habits that can help you get those seven hours.
The Motion Pillow
You might be sleeping, but this pillow is hard at work analyzing your head position and breathing patterns. Then the pillow uses that data to adjust its shape, shifting the angle of your head to improve airflow and ease snoring. Great news for snorers and their sleeping partners. Before you invest $ 378. in this pillow check with your doctor to make sure that your snoring isn’t a symptom of a chronic medical problem, like obstructive sleep apnea. In this sleep disorder your breathing is interrupted as you sleep.
Withings Sleep Tracking Mat
Slip this $99.95 sleep tracking mat under your mattress to track your sleep cycles, heart rate, and snoring while you sleep. The mat syncs to your smartphone via Wi-Fi. In the morning, you get a report telling you about sleep duration and depth, time spent in each sleep cycle, how long it takes you to fall asleep and wake up, and sleep interruptions. In addition, you get recommendations to help reduce fatigue and boost your health.
Stop worrying about being too hot or too cold. Use the Smartduvet to set your preferred temperature for your duvet before you get into bed — right from your phone. Two people in one bed? No problem…you can customize your sides of the bed. In the morning, the Smartduvet will make the bed for you by using an air blower to pump air into the duvet’s inflatable layer. Just tap a button right in the app. The cost? $299–$389.
Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light
Throw away your alarm clock because now there’s a better way to wake up in the morning: Philips SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light helps you tap into the secret of the circadian rhythm— your 24-hour internal clock that synchs with light and darkness. The gadget will ease you awake using a simulated sunrise and nature sounds or background music. At night you can choose a simulated sunset during which the decreasing light lulls you to sleep. To make sure you find it easy to fall asleep, you can use the RelaxBreathe feature to help slow your breathing through a series of preset rhythms inspired by breathing and relaxation exercises. All for a mere $199.95.