Getting a good night’s sleep should be simple, but it can be surprisingly difficult, especially with all the distractions of the modern world. However, there is now a wide range of technology on the market that is designed to make getting good-quality sleep as simple as possible.
Below are three sleep tech trends we expect to dominate 2020.
The most effective sleep technology is the technology that enables you to work with your body’s natural circadian rhythms in order to induce sleep naturally. Lots of the technology around us in our daily lives today has the potential to interfere significantly with our sleep patterns. For example, the light from the screens of laptops, smartphones, and tablets can significantly interfere with our body’s production of sleep hormones. This is why most modern devices have a blue light filter option that will reduce the amount of blue light coming off the screen and make everything appear slightly redder.
By changing the temperature of the light gradually, you can mimic the change in light that would occur as the sun goes down during the evening. For example, Philips produces the Somneo Sleep and Wake-up Light, which is one of the most original alarm clocks we have seen, and it sets the stage for what to expect from alarm clocks during 2020. The sound and light of the alarm are both designed to gradually wake the user up, not jolt them uncomfortably from their sleep. Being awoken abruptly is what many people find so disappointing about their current alarm clocks.
Smart technology is all around us today, and even the simplest of technologies seem to come with a corresponding smart version today. There is plenty of smart technology that can play an important role in helping you to get a better night’s sleep every night.
These range from apps for smartphones and smartwatches that can be used to track your sleeping patterns and devise a customized sleep schedule for your individual needs, to high-tech headbands that can be worn in order to monitor brain activity using EEG sensors.
Sound & Noise
Some people cannot get to sleep if there is even the slightest bit of background noise to distract them. However, other people are adamant that without some kind of background noise, they aren’t able to get to sleep at all. Fortunately, there is now a wide range of technology available that is designed to fill a room with ambient sleeping noises that are capable of occupying the sleeper’s mind without preventing them from getting to sleep.
White noise machines have been around for a while, but throughout 2020 we are expecting to see some much more sophisticated implementations of this idea. An example of such a product is the Sound and Sleep High Fidelity Sleep Sound Machine. This machine has 64 immersive sound environments that the user can take advantage of to create a relaxing soundscape in their bedroom.
Making Mattresses Matter
It doesn’t matter what else you do; you won’t be able to get a good night’s sleep without the right mattress to support you. Lots of people buy the first mattress they come across in their price range, or they jump across the first bargain that they encounter. However, it is well worth taking the time to actually try out different mattresses and make sure that you settle on the best one for you.
With the Presidents Day mattress sale right around the corner, now is a fantastic time to take advantage of the holiday sales and land yourself the mattress that you have always wanted. You might not think that there was much technology in a mattress, but modern mattresses feature a number of innovations that make them significantly more comfortable than the mattresses of old.
These are some of the sleep tech trends we expect to matter the most in 2020 and have a great impact on lifestyle industry, but they are just a small selection. This field moves much faster than many people realize.