Infographic: Using technology to improve your sleep

Fitness & Health / Tech

Technology is rapidly progressing, and now we’re surrounded by tech innovations that we’ve never thought would even exist. Tech gadgets follow us from the moment we wake up to the moment we go to sleep.

Technology can affect our slumber in a bad way. For example, the blue light coming from the screens affects the level of melatonin, a hormone which regulates our internal body clock.

However, technology can also be quite beneficial. You’ve probably heard of some of the latest tech innovations known as sleeping gadgets, and wondered if they’re just a marketing trick or a true necessity.

Have you heard that around 1.2 billion people worldwide suffer from a variety of sleep disorders? Sleeping issues are related either to deprivation or other underlying medical conditions they might have.

That’s why sleeping gadgets were invented. They are supposed to help people fall asleep faster and have a continuous, good night’s rest.

We bet that you know at least one person who snores, has sleep apnea, or whose work in shifts affects their sleep. Sleep gadgets are built to help them out.

Snoring

Snoring occurs when air can’t freely move through mouth and nose during slumber. It’s caused by mouth anatomy, sleep deprivation, nasal problems, and sleep position. Interestingly, about a quarter of the population snores frequently.

However, tech gadgets come to the rescue. Philips company designed a SmartSleep Snoring relief band. The sensor is worn in a band around users’ chest and continuously measures sleep behavior, preventing the snorer from turning on the back.

Some of the companies who also designed similar gadgets that prevent snoring are Hupnos and Urgonight.

Shift Work Sleep Disorder

Shift work disorder is a chronic condition that is connected to a person’s work schedule. It’s caused by early morning shifts, night shifts, rotating shifts, or overnight shifts. Companies like Fitbit, Withings Aura, and Philips all manufacture sleep gadgets to help users resolve their problems.

For example, Philips Hue is a gadget that mimics sunlight by adjusting the temperature and the color of the light. The light can be customized in accordance with your body clock.

If you’re struggling with sleeping issues, try to find the best solution for your condition by using the advantages of the new technological world.

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What do you think of this infographic? Do you have tips or some technology you use to improve your slumber? Are you going to try any of the above suggestions? Let us know in the comments below or on Twitter, or Facebook. You can also comment on our MeWe page by joining the MeWe social network.

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