As the tech world continues to expand, so too does its effect on how we sleep. It's an exhilarating time of progress with plenty of products accessible that are built to improve how people get a good night's rest. We wanted to explore sleep tech in more detail as we are about the launch a tech bed that is about to change the game when it comes to TV and Tech beds in the UK. All will be revealed soon but in the meantime, let's explore what's happening in the world of sleep and tech...
With the advancement of IoT, apps and wearable technology such as fitness trackers, smart beds and external monitors have revolutionised sleep. By managing light, noise, temperature and humidity levels with precision and accuracy these innovations are leading many people enjoying a better night's sleep. Additionally, treatments for snoring, circadian disorders and insomnia are offering more solutions than ever before in improving healthy rest patterns. So what lies ahead in the world of beds and tech? Let's find out!
Can tech help with sleep disorders?
Technology has revolutionised the way we address sleep disorders, including snoring and sleep apnea- a condition that used to be treated through extreme and invasive surgery. In the 1980s, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) was invented and changed the treatment of these issues for good - giving hope to those suffering from them.
Lightbox technology has been known to improve the symptoms of circadian rhythm disorder and insomnia. Whether you decide on a lamp or more recent light glasses worn directly on your face, this kind of phototherapy can be incredibly effective in alleviating difficulty sleeping.
New tech never sleeps...
Apps: With the sheer volume of sleep-related apps available for smartphones, the possibilities are nearly endless. Most use movement to monitor your sleeping and waking habits in order to sync with your morning alarm. Additionally, there are many that help you learn relaxation techniques or play soothing sounds for a better night's rest. As the things we wear become more connected (smart watches, phones etc) you can now coordinate with wearable technology and other devices so you can get more accurate results too. And, if we consider apps on a more basic level, many of us who have small children will have downloaded and used a white-noise app to shush our babies to sleep more than once!
Well-known companies like Fitbit, Nike, and Apple are producing high-quality wristbands and smartwatches that are now more than just enhanced step counters. Not only do these devices track your movement data but also measure heart rate and even blood oxygen levels to provide a better understanding of sleep states. By utilising this information, the watch can offer guidance on how to improve sleep quality. The datapoints that many of these wearable pieces of tech collect is astounding.
Smart & Tech Beds:
This is where we come in! We're always looking for what's next on the horizon. The Internet of Things (IoT) has revolutionised the way we sleep with many new advances in bed technology. Bed pads or mattresses, like Withings and Beddit, track data that is similar fashion to how a wearable would. We're even starting to hear about beds that can regulate temperature - cool! And definitely one to watch for those of us who sleep hot.
At the moment the tech bed industry is nascent but is about to become revolutionised and we're proud to be at the forefront of this exciting revolution in the world of beds and sleep technology. And watch this space for exciting tech bed news...