Sleep Smarter: Technology That Can Help Improve Your Sleep

Who doesn't need a good night's rest? It seems we could all use a bit of better shut-eye.

Good news, though! There is new technology available that can help improve your sleep. Give one (or more) a try and reap the rewards of quicker fall-asleep times and deeper REM cycles.

Sleep Tracking Apps

Personal sleep trackers are all the rage now. Just download an app and strap on your activity tracker or smartwatch and you’re on your way to getting informative sleep data. Here are some apps people love using to help them track and improve their sleep:

If you have serious insomnia or suspect you might be suffering with sleep apnea, talk to your doctor and ask to visit a sleep clinic laboratory. You’ll be hooked up to the real deal, a polysomnogram, to get the most accurate diagnosis of what’s causing your sleep issues.

Pillows, Mattresses, and Linens

What you sleep on plays a big part in your ability to get comfortable and not toss and turn all night long. A good pillow will prevent neck pain, the right mattress will prevent back and hip pain and quality cotton sheets will keep your body at the right temperature.

Better Sleep Habits

It’s important to remember that no matter what technology or bed items you use, they won’t make up for bad sleep habits. Not eating too close to bedtime, not using media in bed, laying down and getting up at consistent times every day, and trying to get close to eight hours of shut-eye each night are the things that will make the biggest impact on your sleep quality.

Try out an app, buy a new pillow, mattress, or sheets, and get to bed on time and you’ll finally fall asleep quickly, be comfortable all night long, and wake up feeling more refreshed than ever!