Do you have difficulty falling asleep, or staying asleep? With 60 million Americans suffering from insomnia, you’re not alone.
There are now many innovations on the market designed to track your sleep quality and to help you sleep better.
We’ve put together a list of the ones that show the most potential.
Cereve Sleep System
Keeping your forehead cool can help with racing thoughts – which is the top complaint from those suffering from insomnia. The Cereve Sleep System is thus designed to keep the forehead cool, helping to relax the activity of the frontal cortex, which produces these thoughts.
This device is controlled by a software installed on your phone, and a forehead pad is worn all night, with fluid pumped through it to keep it cooled to a temperature that’s been clinically proven to reduce frontal cortex activity.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), it will be available by prescription in 2017.
Smartress is an app that allows you to track your sleeping patterns and it can tell you if you – or someone else like your child – have disrupted sleep or have gotten out of bed.
Movement is tracked via sensors that are embedded in your bed, which then send notifications to your mobile device to inform you of any new changes or alerts.
Balluga Smart Beds
Balluga high-tech beds are also highly customizable, with air cells that can be filled to your ideal comfort level, and can be cooled or heated to suit your preferred sleep temperature.
On top of that, you can even opt for vibration massages or anti-snoring features, along with a movement sensor which trigger courtesy lights.
Apple Bedtime Feature
Within the new iOS 10 Clock app, there’s a Bedtime app that allows users to track their waking up and sleeping times. It also has an improved customization ability for setting different alarm times for different days of the week.
The app helps users to stay on track with going to bed and waking up at the same time every day, as it notes that a regular pattern is key to healthy sleep habits.
It also helps remind users that it’s time for bed, prompting them to get regular rest every day, especially helpful if you tend to lose track of time.
These technologies could prove to be useful, especially if you are using your smartphone in other aspects of your life and feel comfortable using it to track your sleep.