14 Ways to make your bedroom smarter
How many hours of sleep do you get a night? Probably not enough. From stress to working late to young kids, there are a lot of things that may keep you up. Whatever the reason, you can use the power of technology to get your sleep back on track (for good).
- Which bedside products are a must? We spend a lot of time in our beds. Heck, you might even be reading this from bed (no shame!). For that reason, you owe it to yourself to make your bedroom as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.
- Should I buy a sleep training headset? When you struggle to sleep at night and someone promises a cure, it’s only natural to jump at the offer. But should you spend money on a sleep training headset? We decided to take a closer look at the evidence.
- Where can I find more bedtime gadgets? Relax after a tiring day with these stylish bedtime products curated by the Gadget Flow team.
Sleep is very precious to us. Without it, we’re left performing well below 100%; just ask any new parent or someone fighting jet lag. As such, it’s literally vital that we not only get sleep, but we get good sleep and plenty of it.
If you’re having a hard time nodding off come bedtime, there are a few quick and easy ways to change that. Make sure you cut back on your blue light usage as you near bedtime. This means you’ve got to turn off the TV, put down your phone or tablet, and truly go analog at least an hour before you want to fall asleep.
There’s also so much more that goes into a good night’s sleep. Did you know the recommended room temperature for sleeping is between 60°F and 67°F? Or that taking a hot shower before bed can help induce melatonin? Or that consuming alcohol before you go to bed can disrupt your deep sleep?
There are countless factors that go into a great night’s rest. In fact, many of the comforts you need can be solved with smart technology. Here are 14 ways to make your bedroom smarter, all designed to help you sleep easier so you can wake up feeling your best.
RESPIO Accurate Biometric Sleep Coach
Wondering why you can’t seem to get proper sleep at night? RESPIO can help you investigate. This sleep coach uses biometric data. Collecting data as you sleep (or try to sleep), it offers highly accurate results which appear in the app. Using this information, you can identify possible triggers and reasons for poor sleep. It detects and records your snoring while recording any disturbances. It can even detect sleep apnea. Impressively, even with all this technology, RESPIO is surprisingly compact and thin. The fabric device slides under you as you sleep and will never be in your way.
Casper Glow Smart Sleeping Light
Your body relies heavily on environment clues when it’s time to go to sleep. Things like a setting sun provide the signal every night. Casper Glow is a smart sleeping light that mimics this method. It emits a soft and warm glow when you climb into bed. Then, it slowly and gradually dims, helping your circadian rhythm so you can naturally drift off to sleep. When it’s time to wake up, Casper Glow does the opposite. It delivers a soft light to help you wake up. In addition, the light is perfect for late-night trips to the bathroom (or kitchen). It has a built-in ambient that detects movement and lights up when you move it. Thanks to a built-in gyroscope, you can also manually adjust the brightness by spinning the light.
soundsleep Bluetooth Speaker Pillow
If you’re looking for a truly comfortable way to track your sleep, the soundsleep Pillow is for you. Although this pillow is rife with technology, it also offers a supportive yet comfy spot to rest your head. Built into the soundsleep Pillow is a Bluetooth speaker. You can easily connect it to your smartphone or other device and play anything from white noise to a playlist to a podcast to help you drift off. In addition to this, the smart pillow can also track your snoring habits. If you’re a loud snorer, the pillow uses its built-in alarm to wake you up so you can improve your breathing.
Dozzi Natural White Noise Machine
For many of us, a simple white noise machine is all it takes to help us get better sleep. Dozzi is well-known in this niche, providing premium white noise. This is all thanks to the built-in fan inside. Rather than a digitized noise, you’re hearing an actual fan with its natural faint hum. Likewise, you can twist Dozzi to adjust the intensity of the sound, helping you drown out environmental noise with ease. It’s also super compact so you can take it with you when you travel. At the top is a built-in night light so you can also adjust the amount of light in your room.
Vobot Bunny Smart Sleep Trainer
Is your kid the reason you get up too early? It’s time they learned to stay in bed until it’s a proper time to get up and Vobot Bunny is here to help. This cute and friendly clock is designed just for this purpose. Along with sleep sounds and a night light to make them feel safe, Vobot Bunny also tells stories, plays music, and more. Through soft lighting and ambiance sounds, this smart bunny will indicate to your child when it’s time to get up. They’ll learn to associate this with the displayed digital time, helping them learn to stay in bed. Featuring a soft silicone exterior, it’s the perfect smart sleep device for kids of all ages.
Lenovo Smart Google Assistant Clock
If you’re looking to smarten up your nightstand, there’s no better solution than the Lenovo Smart Clock. Armed with Google Assistant, you can ask this alarm clock just about anything in the world. With both touch and voice controls, you can also access all your Google Assistant smart home devices with just your voice. Not enough for you? Thanks to this integration, you can establish bedtime and wake-up routines for all your smart devices. Imagine heading to bed and having your lights automatically dim. When you wake up in the morning, the four-inch display can show your entire calendar so you know just what the day will bring.
Eight Sleep Pod High Tech Bed
There are smart beds and then there is the Eight Sleep Pod. This high-tech bed is used by athletes and fitness trainers alike and for good reason. It offers dynamic temperature regulation. In layman’s terms: it uses AI to learn your sleep habits and provide the optimal temperature you need for great sleep. It varies in a range of 55°F and 115°F, meaning anyone and everyone can feel comfortable. Along with this, it features smart home integrations, biometric sleep tracking, and it even offers a sleep coach to help you sleep even better.
Anker Soundcore Wakey Wireless Charging Alarm Clock
There are few things as annoying as waking up to a dead smartphone battery. With the Soundcore Wakey Alarm Clock, those days are over. Thanks to the built-in wireless charging pad on top, all you have to do is set your device down in order for the charge to begin. You’ll never have to worry about loose or jostled cables again. Along with that, this clever alarm clock has 10 preset alarms, dual five-watt speakers, and even offers an FM radio function. All this functionality is matched with sleek style, featuring minimalist buttons along the front as well as a fabric speaker grill.
SleepScore Max Sleep Monitoring Sensor
Hold off on the clinical sleep trials for now – the SleepScore Max will get you the answers you need. This sleep monitoring sensor is made for your nightstand. Simply set it up and let it get tracking. SleepScore Max will measure both the quality and the quantity of your sleep, providing you with actionable results right in the app. This is all achieved thanks to ResMed technology and you’ll be able to get better sleep in as little as a week. Unlike other similar-looking devices on the market, this one’s only job is to help you sleep better than ever.
iHome Zenergy Meditative Therapy Candle
We all know candles are relaxing which is why iHome developed the Zenergy Meditative Therapy Candle. With a tech approach to candles, Zenergy is a flameless candle although the light inside behaves just like a real flame. Along with this calming light, the candle has a breathing exercise you can follow. The popular 4-7-8 method, which widely regarded for its calming abilities, helps you relax when it’s time to go to sleep. In addition, Zenergy has eight therapy sounds, light therapy options, and a timer. All of this is the perfect addition to any nightstand.
REM-Fit ZEEQ Smart Pillow
Another incredible pillow on the list, the REM-Fit ZEEQ has plenty of sleep-inducing features. Most notable is the vibration function. The pillow delivers gentle vibrations which encourage you to shift your position in the night. This helps to keep your airways open, reducing your snoring. Unlike other solutions, the vibrations are only strong enough to make you move rather than wake you up entirely. Plus, this smart pillow uses built-in sensors to also track your sleep including restfulness, duration, and even your snoring. Compatible with Alexa and IFTTT devices, you can sync your smart home devices with this pillow for better bedtime automation.
2breathe Plus Sleep Inducer
Offering an in-depth take on the quality of your sleep, 2breathe Plus works over the course of 60 days. The wearable, which you wear around your ribs, it guides you through breathing programs to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. These exercises help both your body and mind relax, so you can drift off to sleep without stress or worry. Throughout the two-month exercise, you also get to see a full review of your breathing in the app. Plus, the app also gives you feedback and advice on how you can improve from a real human coach. You even get unlimited email access to your sleep coach to answer any and all questions you may have.
Ruggie Effective Alarm Clock
Some of you might have a bigger struggle than falling asleep and it’s waking up each morning. Ruggie is a superbly effective alarm clock that is sure to get even the biggest snoozer out of bed. Unlike any other alarm clock you’ve owned, Ruggie is actually a floor mat. Concealed inside is a loud alarm. When it goes off, Ruggie requires your full weight on top. This means you have to physically get out of bed and stand on top for a full three seconds. Only then will Ruggie be silenced. And, once you’re out of bed, you’ve already handled the biggest hurdle of your morning. You just need to make sure you can resist the comfort of your bed and carry on with your morning routine.
Nora Smart Snoring Solution
Did you know there is a solution to snoring? It involves making sure your airways are clear so air can properly pass through. Nora is a smart snoring solution that uses technology to adjust your head and ensure your airways remain open. The system includes a nightstand sensor that detects your snoring as well as a moving mat for under your pillow. As soon as Nora determines you’re snoring, it signals the mat to move. Then, the mat will move under your pillow, prompting your head to change positions. As a result, you stop snoring and everyone in the house will be thankful.
Do you have any gadgets or devices you use when you sleep? Let us know in the comments!
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