05 Mar Technology to Help You Sleep Better
Quality sleep can be a very elusive thing for some people, and while a good night’s rest is recommended to help with everything from concentration, focus, and memory during the day to losing weight and maintaining a healthy weight, it can be hard to come by. There are a myriad of reasons that you may not be sleeping well, such as your mattress or environmental factors (light, noise, temperature).
If you’re not sure why you are not sleeping well, consider these technologies that might help you sleep better–or at least figure out what the problem is so you can remedy it. They can help you compile some data about your sleep habits that could help you figure out some of the causes of sleeplessness.
One of the cheapest ways to track the way you sleep is through new smartphone apps. These range from free to a few dollars on iTunes or Google Play app stores, and track your movement at night to compile some basic information about how soundly you are sleeping. Many also come with alarms that can gradually wake you when they sense you are in a lighter sleep cycle (since waking in the middle of a deep sleep cycle has been shown to make you feel more tired during the day).
While they are not perfectly accurate, they are a lot less expensive than going to a sleep clinic, and they can provide some basic information. This can be especially helpful if you are planning to purchase a new mattress from 2 Brothers Mattress, because you can compare how much sleep you get before and after you buy to make sure the new mattress is doing its job.
There is also a line of gadgets specifically designed to track sleep, ranging in cost from about $50 to upwards of $200 or more. These devices are worn around the wrist or around your head during the night and have technology that tracks your body’s movements and activity at night to compile data on how well you slept. Once you’re awake, they sync with your computer or smartphone to provide you with analysis of your sleep.
Using the Information You Gather
Once you have the ability to gather information about how well you’re sleeping, the next step is to use it to improve sleep patterns. That means experimenting with different factors of sleep, including the lighting, sleep environment, and your mattress and pillow.
You can try sleeping in darker rooms, or with a sleep mask, canceling out noise using earplugs or other devices, and of course, sleeping on different mattresses. Many people find that the mattress makes a big difference, and want to get a new one at a place like 2 Brothers Mattress to improve sleep. If you do decide to get a new mattress, find a store with a wide selection so you have a variety to choose from and can get one that fits your sleep habits perfectly.
While the at-home sleep tools are not as advanced as the ones you can find at a sleep clinic, they can provide some good insight into your sleep patterns and let you know if there are things you need to change. If a new mattress will help you sleep better, get to 2 Brothers Mattress today to find the right one for you.