Good sleep recharges you, giving you the energy that you need throughout the day. It’s so important for your health to get plenty of rest every night. Yet one of the most common problems for busy working people is getting insufficient or low-quality sleep.
To help readers who want to raise their energy levels and focus throughout the day, Lifehack has curated a list of smart bedtime gadgets to help improve the quality of your sleep.
1. Eight Smart Mattress, 10″ Reactive Foam with Sleep Tracking and Temperature Control
The Eight Smart Mattress gives you dynamic support with its comfortable contours. The layer of technology tracks your sleeping so that you can look at your weekly and monthly trends to better your habits. In addition, the mattress warms to the perfect temperature; the queen size will warm each side of the bed separately.
A built-in smart alarm tracks when you are in your lightest sleep stage and wakes you up then. This helps you wake up more naturally and feel more refreshed and ready to get the day started. You can sync this and the other smart features with your devices, too!
2. DreamME ORBIT Sleep and Relaxation Aid
This neat sleep aid displays the planets in detail. Use your smartphone as a projector to see the rotating planets. This offers a soothing atmosphere that eases you into deeper breathing and absolute relaxation.
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3. GhostPillow, Patent Pending. Real-Time Cooling Aerated Gel Memory Foam
As soon as you rest your head on this pillow, you’ll instantly feel the cool burst airflow technology. The performance fabric on the pillow is cool to the touch and engineered to wick away any moisture, and the embroidered cover is easy to remove and wash (with a zipper), and it’s ultra-plush and comfy on your skin.
The ergonomic design is designed to adjust to your neck and head, in order to achieve ideal spinal alignment.
4. Bedjet – Climate Control System
The on-demand cooling and heading system is conveniently right in your own bed with the Bedjet. It works with any size mattress or bed – including adjustable beds – making it simple and easy to use.
Powerful ventilation cooling instantly wicks body heat and moisture out of the bed for awesome cooling relief. This is a great solution for sleepers who are easily overheated, get hot flashes, or night sweats. On the other hand, the heading mode gives you a deep sauna-like warmth in just seconds. This is great therapy for cold feet and legs, and a much safer and faster alternative to electric blankets. The Bedjet will warm your bed fifteen times faster with air, as opposed to the electric blanket.
The dual-zone temperature control gives independent cooling or warming to each half of the bed – in case you sleep next to a partner.
5. Elf emmit: an Active, Non-Invasive, Wearable Mind- and Body-Stimulating Headband
Consistent use of the Elf emmit has been medically proven to reduce anxiety and stress. This digital headband uses totally safe, noninvasive, and effective pulsed electromagnetic energy (known as PEMS) to train your brain to adjust to any of five moods: sleep, stress reduction, concentration, meditation, and deep learning. The pulses are emitted at a specific frequency, optimized to help you transition to your desired state of mind.
You can control the headband with your smartphone or tablet using a simple app. It’s designed to be worn all night, particularly if you’re using the sleep setting. This noninvasive headband matches our own natural bodily frequencies to get you to your desired state of mind.
Elf emmit Headband, $122.44
6. Withings Aura Smart Sleep System
This high-tech sleep system tracks and improves your transition from waking to sleeping (and vice versa) with a combination of sound and light effects. A smart wake-up light identifies the best time in your sleep cycle so that you wake up feeling as rested and refreshed as possible. The sunset lighting is useful at bedtime, as it relaxes you as you drift off to sleep.
You can track your sleep on your smartphone (iOS), as well as try out specialized programs for naps and other relaxation sessions.
7. Snoring Solution by DREAM TECH – Premium Chin Strap and Nasal Dilator Kit
Does your partner complain about your snoring at night? Know someone who snores extremely loudly? DREAM TECH’s snoring solution has a premium nasal dilator, with a chin strap that allows you to breathe exclusively through your nose without any difficulty. These dilators let you draw twice as much oxygen with each breath, helping you breathe normally throughout the night.
The comfortable chin strap helps to prevent snoring, made out of soft and stretchable fabrics. It has an adjustable fit that fits just about everyone. Sleep specialists recommend this kit for its simplicity, effectiveness, and low cost.
Snoring Solution by DREAM TECH, $18.99.
8. Dodow Metronome Light Sleep System
Dodow is a metronome with a light system that teaches you to fall asleep 100% naturally, without medication. Tap the touch-sensitive surface once for the 8-minute mode and twice for the 20-minute mode. At the end of the 8 or 20-minute session, Dodow switches itself off automatically.
With Dodow, someone who normally takes a full hour to fall asleep can do so in less than 25 minutes. This may not seem like much, but you will gain around 100 more hours of sleep per year!
9. Puredown U-Shaped Body Pillow
The adjustable wrap-around design of the Puredown U-Shaped body pillow helps you to maintain a good posture all night. This is so important to prevent a sore back or neck in the morning.
With a comfortable hypoallergenic fill as well as a removable cover with a zipper, you can easily adjust your upper or lower body to elevate according to personal preference.
Puredown U-Shaped Body Pillow, $49.99.
10. Gravity Therapeutic Weighted Blanket
To maximize efficiency, the Gravity Blanket is 10% of your body weight. This ratio has been shown to effectively relieve anxiety and stress. Deep-touch stimulation helps to increase your serotonin and melotonin levels, while decreasing cortisol. Weighted blankets are designed to reduce stress by mimicking the sensation of being hugged or embraced.
These come in a variety of weights, from 15 to 20 to 25 pounds. Choose the one that is about a tenth of your weight, and you’ll find the most positive impact on your sleep.