If pills and potions are your worst nightmare but you dream of getting a good night’s sleep, there are hundreds of gadgets to help you sleep out there. Here we’ll be looking at a few of the ways these gadgets work.
Most of the gadgets to help you sleep try to lull you by playing on your senses. Utilising sound, touch and light these gizmos hope to help you relax and wind down, encouraging a peaceful night. So which gadgets are right for you?
White noise and whale song are golden oldies in the soporific stakes, yet things have seriously progressed since a CD of whistling wales and the lapping of the ocean. Now you can invest in products like the iMusic pillow which utilises adapted headphone technology to transmit your favourite laid back sounds to you through your pillow, without disturbing your bedfellow or your neighbours!
Do you find yourself flipping your pillow to the cold side whilst to battle to get to sleep? For the cool pillow lover, the Chillow Pillow Cooler is the ultimate way to soothe yourself to sleep. For those with bigger worries than the temperature of their pillow, the Dreamate Sleep Aid is a wristband which emits small electrical pulses to stimulate acupuncture pressure points that boost your circulation and produce melatonin to lower stress and improve your sleep.
Light has a big impact on your sleeping patterns. If you’re the type of sleeper who wakes with the birds and the sunrise, there are gadgets to help you sleep which use gentle lights to encourage improved sleeping habits. The Phillips Wake Up Light is an alarm clock with a difference, it gradually increases the level of faux-daylight it produces to wake you up gradually and naturally, encouraging the restoration of your natural body clock to a healthy time scale.
Meanwhile, if a warm soothing light is what you need to gently drift off, the Nighmo night light is perfect, it naturally senses human movement and responds by emitting a gentle, natural glow. Looks weird, but it’s pretty cool…
With the rise of the smartphone and wireless connectivity there are hundreds of phone apps which claim to monitor your sleep and wake you up gently at the optimum moment. If you can’t sleep because you miss that special someone, there is always the Pillow Talk Pillow which will light up and play your lover’s heartbeat when they use their identical pillow and ring, no matter how far away they are…