At Saatva, we believe healthy sleep leads to healthy relationships. And it’s not just us: Research shows that a couple’s shared quality of life is closely linked with the quality of their sleep. So this Valentine’s Day, what better way to show love for your partner than by helping them get some satisfying shut-eye?
Must-Have Sleep Gadgets
Here are six new gadgets that promise to harness the power of technology to deliver a more restful, restorative, and quantified night’s sleep.
1. TouchPoints™ wearables: $160
Born out of neuroscience research to treat PTSD, TouchPoints™ leverage Bi-Lateral Alternating Stimulation Tactile (BLAST) stimulation to give the user a gentle vibration that affects the brain and alters the body’s fight, flight or freeze response. The two devices can be worn on your wrists, held, or clipped to clothing, and they work in sync to produce an effective, calming pre-sleep state.
2. The S+ sleep tracking device: $35
The S+ by ResMed is billed as the world’s first non-contact sleep tracking system. About the size of a small speaker, the device records the light, noise, and temperature conditions in your room. It then syncs with other smart devices to provide tailored feedback and suggestions on how to improve your sleep routine and sleep conditions in your bedroom.
3. Emfit QS™ under-mattress sleep tracker: $299
Emfit QS™ is conveniently placed under your mattress and uses heart rate variability to analyze your sleep. The device sends out signals during your sleep, and the data, represented by a ballistocardiogram, can be accessed on a smartphone, tablet, or computer.
4. Aromarest three-in-one sleep solution: Launching soon!
Unveiled at CES this year, Aromarest uses scent, sight, and sound to augment your sleep environment. Controlled by an app, the device boasts over 98 million colors, LED light options, twin aroma-diffusing bays, and a high-fidelity Bluetooth speaker mounted on its underside that allows sound to be reflected off a bedside table surface.
5. SleepPhones® sleeping headphones: $99
Speakers to lull you sleep are embedded into a comfortable, sleek, and soft headband. SleepPhones® can plug into any standard audio device. They are lightweight, washable, hypoallergenic, and RoHS/CE compliant. Better still, they can double as a sleep mask.
6. Somnuva sleep guiding device: $300
Packaged into an audio device that resembles a bedside clock, Somnuva aims to replicate a healthy sleep pattern by using very specific tones and pulses at specific frequencies throughout the night. Over a series of days and weeks, the patented algorithm retrains the brain to adopt a more healthy sleep pattern. In an independent trial, participants slept on average an additional 2 hours and 35 minutes a night.