The health and wellbeing benefits of getting a good night’s sleep go far beyond feeling well rested in the morning. Getting the proper amount of sleep can help reduce stress, improve your mood, help you brain operate more effectively, and boost your body’s ability to function and fight infections. With all that said, it can be difficult to switch off at night both mentally and physically. Luckily, we have a list of the latest nifty little gadgets to come out of sleep technology which can help you get better night’s rest.
@aroma Sleep Sheep
Essential oils used in aromatherapy can have positive effects on your body, including your ability to relax and get a better night’s sleep. A fantastic way to get the most out of your essential oils is with a diffuser and the @aroma Sleep Sheep is a particularly cute one.
The Sleep Sheep is a handmade diffuser crafted from 100% natural wool-felt. It’s designed to gently emit tranquil essential oils overnight in order to lull you into a deep state of relaxation, a concept developed by renowned Japanese sleep therapist, Miho Mihashi.
This might be the only sheep you need to count to get to sleep.
Sound Asleep Pillow
The Sound Asleep Pillow is an innovative solution to the difficulties of sleeping with music. Listening to soft music play when you’re in bed can help you relax and drift off – but your other half might prefer not to hear it. Unfortunately, headphones can be an uncomfortable alternative to playing music loudly. Enter – the South Asleep Pillow, which while being comfortable, has inbuilt speakers that you can connect to your Bluetooth device to play gentle sounds only you can hear when your head is pressed down on it. A single charge can last for up to hours, perfect for a good night’s sleep. Where the Sound Asleep Pillow really stands out though is that it’s accompanying app can analyse your sleep and snoring patterns, giving you insights into your nocturnal patterns.
The Casper Glow Light
This handy and stylish handheld lamp pulsates a warm, glowing light that imitates sunrise and sunset to lull to sleep every night or lift you gently from your dreams every morning. Its portability makes it perfect for getting up in the night as well, as it will light up with a soft shake – much better than the harshness of a phone torch or house lights. You can even link multiple lamps across your house and use the Casper Glow app to set a wake-up time, glow dimness timer and adjust peak brightness.
Simba Orbit Weighted Blanket
The new Simba Orbit Weighted Blanket can help you get a better, more relaxed night’s sleep.
This technology offers the benefit of heavier weighted blankets to help you sleep. The duvet uses beaded technology sewn into each square, to evenly distributes weight across the blanket. If you prefer heavier blankets, this could be the bed for you.
By applying a light pressure equivalent to 10% of your body weight, the blanket contains physical restlessness in the body to tell your brain that it’s time to sleep and regulate your circadian rhythms.
The Samsung Galaxy Watch and Galaxy Watch Active2 both have an active sleep tracker as part of their Health app to help you keep a long-term record of your sleep patterns. The Samsung Health app can assist you to get better sleep in a variety of ways though.
The app’s fitness tracking components can all contribute to improving your fitness levels and encouraging you to keep active – which has been suggested to regulate your body’s processes and help you sleep better. The app has functions such as recording your workout, tracking your progress, and monitoring your heart rate. To cap this off, the sleep tracker allows you to see how your workouts are improving your sleep patterns, offering meaningful insights and daily health status updates.