These Smart Tech Gadgets May Just Be The Solution You're Looking For!
Stress. Snoring. Allergies. A young family. There are many reasons you might not get enough sleep. And you’re not alone. Over a third of American adults struggle to get enough shuteye.
Do you dread setting your alarm, knowing you may still be awake when it sounds? Different technology is the answer. The Internet of Things (IoT) combines sensors with data to help you track your sleep. When you can spot trends, you can fix the problem.
Here is the top IoT tech to help you sleep.
Misfit Shine 2 Fitness Tracker
If you want a fitness tracker, plenty of manufacturers offer solutions. Like the others, the Misfit Shine 2 tracks steps, calories, and distance traveled. It also tracks your sleep. Sync it with the companion app to track your sleep and spot patterns.
But the Shine 2 differs from other models because it’s non-rechargeable. Replace the coin cell battery every six months instead. Because it’s always on, you get continual data. You lose that when you take off other wearables for charging.
Sleep Cycle Smartphone App
Prefer a smartphone app over a wearable? Try the Sleep Cycle app. Put your phone next to your pillow or beside your bed so it can detect snoring or movement.
Choose a specified half-hour window during which you’d like to wake up. The app wakes you in your lightest sleep phase within that time. You’ll be more refreshed if you wake at this point.
Sproutling Smart Baby Monitor
This wearable band for babies tracks and learns your baby’s sleep. The companion app shows your baby’s sleep data using graphs and visuals. It also offers advice if your baby struggles to fall asleep. Once it learns your baby’s sleep habits, Sproutling predicts when your baby will wake up. Now you can plan your days around nap time! You can look in on your baby without disturbing him by checking his status on your phone.
Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker
Not everyone wants to wear IoT sensors. The Beddit 3 Sleep Tracker solves this problem by being a sensor for your mattress, not you. It tracks your breathing, heart rate, and even snoring. The captured data helps you spot trends, so you can change your routines to improve your sleep.
The tracker connects to a wall outlet using a USB adapter, so you needn’t charge anything. Its sensor syncs with your smartphone via Bluetooth. Choose its Smart Alarm feature, and the Beddit app wakes you during a light sleep stage. You’ll wake feeling more refreshed.
At first glance, the Nokia Sleep looks like the Beddit. It also works under your sheet, but this sensor works using Wi-Fi. The sensor detects you getting into bed, so you don’t have to remember to turn anything on.
You get access to data about your sleep cycles and how much you snore. Using IFTTT, set up a series of smart home automations. Mute your phone or keep the room at the right temperature for sleep.
Its smart home app ships with a coaching program to help you improve your sleep.
Zeeq Smart Pillow
We’ve talked about strange smart items before but how about a smart pillow? The Zeeq Smart Pillow promises to stop your snoring and analyze your sleep. It even streams music if you need a lullaby though it’ll shut off the music when you fall asleep.
Its snore alarm vibrates to prompt you to move when it senses snoring. And its smart alarm feature wakes you up at the best point in your sleep cycle.
It works with both IFTTT and Alexa, and its battery lasts for two weeks per charge.
Any of these products can help you optimize your sleep, but if you just need a little relaxing after work, the SURE Universal Remote app lets you stream content to your TV and control your smart devices all from one easy-to-use interface.
Over to you – what helps you get to sleep after a long day?