Approximately two thirds(2/3) of people in the world don’t get enough sleep at night. That’s primarily because of gadgets that keep us connected at all times and make it difficult to get a good night’s sleep. Well, of course not all gadgets are created equal. Here are Top 5 gadgets that will give you a better night’s sleep.
Wakemate is a wristband that monitors your wrist motion during sleep using Actigraphy — a field of science used to study sleep/wake patterns. These motion patterns are then translated into sleep patterns which are then used by the application to wake you up at the optimal time. Wakemate allows you to check complete sleep analysis on a web interface that is uploaded automatically by the application.
$59.99. (Buy Now)
BodyMedia is another consumer wearable gadget that monitors sleep activity to give you a better night’s sleep. The only drawback is the $6.95 subscription fee (first three months are free) to let you access your data.
From $119. (Buy Now)
3. Renew SleepClock
Renew SleepClock is a non-contact gadget/dock that tracks your breathing and movement while you are in bed. The recorded data is then used to wake you up at the lightest point in your sleep cycle.
Renew SleepClock is available only for iOS devices (except the newly announced iPhone 5).
$129.95. (Buy Now)
Lark is pretty similar to Wakemate as it also uses sleep-motion patterns to measure sleep quality. The wristband vibrates to wake you up at the most optimal time without disturbing your partner.
$149.99. (Buy Now)
1. Zeo Sleep Manager
Zeo is one the best sleep monitors currently available in the market. It is a headgear that monitors different sleep states ( light sleep, deep sleep, wake and REM). At the moment there are two types of Zeo units available:
- Connects the headset to your phone.
- Manual uploading of data to web dashboard.
- Connects headgear to an alarm clock dock.
- Displays real time statistics.
The only drawback of Zeo sleep manager is that wearing a headgear for long time might get a bit uncomfortable.
$99 for Sleep Manager Pro — $149 for Bedside Sleep Manager. (Buy Now)