"In today’s world, we’re surrounded by technology. From the moment we get out of bed until we put out the lights, and probably even after that, we rely on numerous pieces of technology. From dishwashers to cars to smartphones, technology has become an integral part of our everyday lives. And there’s no doubt it makes everything easier. So what’s the relationship between technology and sleep?"
Mira Rakicevic has brought to us a fabulous info-graphic piece that depicts various sleep disorders and how technology can help alleviate the problems. Also, be sure to check out the statistics of sleep issues, including children, face today and how it is negatively impacting our day to day lives.
Did you know that over 1.2 billion people suffer from some sort of sleep problem? Technology is usually the biggest culprit for inadequate sleep and sleep issues. Still, technology can also help us sleep better.
Why You Can’t Sleep:
Although there are many causes for sleep problems, from mental to physical health, one of the principal issues is using technology before bed. According to statistics, 95% of people use technology within 1 hour before going to bed, which affects the production of melatonin and consequently sleep. With 71% going to bed with their smartphones and checking one last email, reading one last article, or looking through the last album of pictures, it’s easy to see why the statistics show an increase in sleep problems.
Trusted Sleep Tech for Common Sleep Problems:
Below we’ll cover the most common sleep problems and technology that has proven to be effective in most users.
There are many causes of snoring, from nasal problems to mouth anatomy. With 25% of all adults snoring, it’s understandable that their partners are looking for solutions to sleep better.
● Hupnos Snoring Mask - encourages users to change position if snoring is detected.
● Philips SmartSleep Snoring – the band encourages sleeper to change position if sleeping on their back is detected.
● Ugonight EEG Headband – sensors teach users to sleep better.
This is a frightening sleep disorder that causes breathing to be interrupted briefly repeatedly during sleep. Currently, 20% of the world population suffers from sleep apnea.
● SlumberBump – trains sleepers to sleep on their side to prevent throat obstructions
● BiPAP – treats by using inhale and exhale pressure.
● EPAP technology – Theravent – aids in the regulation of airflow to keep airways open and reduce vibrations.
With so many causes of insomnia, it is challenging to pinpoint the ideal solution. With about 30% to 35% of adults suffering from insomnia, it’s a widespread issue in dire need for a solution.
● Sleepio – aids in the creation of a quality sleep routine
● Ebb Insomnia Therapy – it works by lowering a part of the brain’s temperature half a degree centigrade.
● Good Night Biological LED Bulb – eliminates “blue-sky” light waves that keep you awake.
The first step to better sleep is cutting out all electronics 30 minutes to an hour before sleep. Leave your smartphone to charge in the living room. This alone should improve your sleep drastically. If all else fails, bring in the right kind of technology into the bedroom for better sleep.
Tell me what is the hardest part of technology to remove from your evening routines?
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