How to fall asleep quickly with technology: a list of useful devices
Sound sleep is the key to good health and one of the components of a healthy lifestyle. Quality sleep has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system, improves mood and concentration and reduces stress levels.
Recent studies have shown that the "world sleep market," including technology and gadgets, has exceeded $100 billion over the past four years. The publication CNET told how to fall asleep quickly with the help of modern devices.
The easiest option is to download apps designed to track and improve sleep on your smartphone. These are convenient and affordable tools developed on the basis of cognitive behavioral therapy. For example, the Headspace, Calm and Sleep Reset apps offer meditation and breathing programs before bedtime. There's even an option to listen to a bedtime story, just like when you were a child. The Oura Ring has additional features to track heart rate and body temperature. The Sleepio app uses cognitive behavioral therapy techniques to improve sleep.
Trackers inform sleep tracking metrics, including heart rate, oxygen levels and physical movements. This data can help identify patterns or likely sleep disturbances. Most of these gadgets are versatile and can be used for more than just nighttime use. During the day, they will show other indicators, such as physical activity. The latest technology offers sleep trackers that can be worn on your fingers.
Alarm clocks that simulate sunrise
If you don't like loud alarm clocks, this technology is for you. Special alarm clocks can simulate the sunlight streaming into your room at sunrise. As a nice bonus, the sunrise can be accompanied by a variety of relaxing sounds. Although the technology is called "Sunrise alarms clocks," the alarms will also be useful for falling asleep. For example, the gadgets have a mode imitating an evening campfire in nature.
Smart masks for sleeping
Instead of the usual fabric sleep masks, you can buy a smart mask. Not only do they provide blackout, but they use sensors to track eye movements to help determine the cycle and quality of sleep.
Help with sleep disorders
Most of the time when we hear the words "sleep aid," we think of a prescription medication. But there is an assistive technology that can solve the problem, not just treat the symptoms.
CPAP devices are used to treat sleep apnea, a condition that temporarily stops or disrupts breathing movements during sleep. Sleep apnea affects about 22 million Americans. CPAP technology prevents respiratory interruption and significantly improves sleep quality. The Inspire implant is an alternative to a traditional CPAP machine.
If you need white noise to fall asleep comfortably, experts advise you to try special gadgets, i.e. "white noise machines". White noise breaks out the difference between ambient noise and any obstacles that can stimulate the brain. We are talking about external stimuli, such as traffic or fan noise.
White noise is not the only "colored" noise that helps one fall asleep, as "brown noise" and "pink noise" are also considered effective. All three sounds, also known as sound tones, are constant noises that have minimal changes and no clear rhythms. They all work in the same way, masking harsh sounds to help you fall asleep or concentrate. White noise machines offer additional features, including nature sounds, volume settings and even nighttime lighting options.
OBOZREVATEL previously reported that the iPhone was found to have a secret function that improves sleep.