Sleep is important. You know that. I know that. We all know that. But sometimes, getting a good night’s sleep can seem like another sequel to Mission Impossible.
But at the end of the day (…literally), this shouldn’t be the case. It should be easy for you to get the sleep you need, when you need it. And these apps, gadgets, and wearables want to help you do just that.
Looking for a low-cost, water-resistant, never-needs-charging sleep wearable? Then the Misfit Ray has you covered. This little guy can do it all – track calories, monitor steps, alert you of incoming calls or texts, and even keep you motivated to go further and do more. As you sleep, the Misfit Ray will monitor how well and how long you sleep. When you log into its connected app, you can view your sleep history, set goals, and plan for a better night’s rest.
Beddit is a wearable that your bed wears. Not you. It automatically tracks everything from your heart rate and breathing to snoring and environment – providing you with the most accurate and detailed picture of your night. With the help of its partner application, you can uncover your sleep trends and develop positive sleep habits. Data transfers via Bluetooth, and Beddit works with both Android and iPhone devices.
The Rythm Dreem
This sleep gadget is the real deal because it goes above and beyond simple movement. The Dreem headband attaches to your head to monitor brain activity. It provides “real-time sleep analysis and sound stimulation.” So, not only will it track how you sleep, but it will also help you sleep better in the process. In the morning, you’ll be greeted with a sleep score, and from here, you can review details, triggers, and activity.
This smartphone application moonlights as your alarm clock. But don’t be fooled. It’s not your typical alarm clock. It’ll wake you up only during your lightest sleep cycle. This way, you wake up feeling refreshed and energized. As you sleep, the app will develop detailed graphs based on sleep phases and movement. Sleep Cycle works with both Androids and iPhones; however, Android devices must be placed in the bed to monitor activity accurately, while iPhones can monitor sleep activity from the nightstand.
This aesthetically pleasing gadget sits atop your nightstand and has the ability to monitor everything from the temperature and humidity of your room to the sound and lighting. “Packed full of advanced sensors” and equipped with a smart alarm clock, Sense partners with a smartphone application and a Sleep Pill (clips to your pillow) to deliver everything you need to know about your sleep environment and habits. Review a detailed analysis of how you slept and what your environment was like, and receive guidance on what to tweak and what to keep the same.