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Gadgets Before Bedtime: Is Technology Ruining Your Sleeping Routine?

Gadgets Before Bedtime: Is Technology Ruining Your Sleeping Routine?

This article was written by Jane Kitson, specifically for 

Although the kitchen is often referred to as the heart of the home, it is the bedroom that we spend most of our time in, which is exactly why we need to make our bedrooms smart bedrooms. We spend, on average,a third of our lives asleep and a good couple hundred hours more lounging around our bedrooms, getting dressed or just relaxing with a book or some good music. Keeping that in mind, it seems almost logical to invest in a number of gadgets, such as the following, to make the time spent in our bedrooms even more enjoyable.

Sleep Trackers For The Smart Bedroom

If you are one of the nearly 60 million Americans who battle to get a good night’s rest, you may find immense benefit in using a sleep tracker.  These are a necessity in modern day to be a part of your smart bedroom.  There are a variety of different models on the market that can track everything from your sleeping cycles, resting heart rate and snoring to your breathing frequency and the number of times you turn around during the night.  Some models, such as the ultra-thin Beddit Sleep Tracker, fit under your bed sheet. The Withings Sleep fits snuggly under your mattress, collecting all the data you will require. If you already have a fitness tracker such as a FitBit, Garmin or Apple watch, you can simply make use of the sleep tracker functionality that most modern-day models boast.

TVs In The Smart Bedroom

At present, almost 47% of the American population have television sets in every room, including the bedroom. While many people believe that the bedroom is no place for a TV, there are countless more individuals that enjoy nothing more than watching a movie or catching up on their favorite series from the comfort of their own bed. Not only can it prove to be very relaxing to lay down and watch a movie after a long day, but it also gives couples something to talk about in the bedroom. Because of this, the TV made our list for items you must have in your smart bedroom.  Opt for a TV with good audio and visual quality and install it close enough to your bed so that you don’t have to strain your eyes while watching. Remember to switch off all screens at least 30 minutes before bedtime to ensure that you do not toss and turn for hours before falling asleep. 

Alarm clocks In The Smart Bedroom

Alarm clocks are undoubtedly the bedroom gadget that has evolved the most over recent years, mostly thanks to what has become commonly known as smart technology. There is no longer a need for you to rely on your cellphone alarm to wake you in the morning as there is a myriad of fancy devices that can do it for you in a much more effectual manner. The Philips Wake-Up Light uses a bulb that simulates natural daylight together with either an FM radio or 5 natural sounds to wake you. Alternatively, you can invest in an alarm clock that uses an interchangeable scent cartridge to diffuse a coffee smell together with an alarm to wake you up.


Create Your Smart Bedroom

By kitting your bedroom out with a range of modern gadgets for a smart bedroom, you are bound to enjoy a better night’s sleep, simply because you are happier and more relaxed within the room. While it is not necessary to purchase every hi-tech gadget you lay your eyes on, you will undoubtedly benefit from a few items that will enhance the ambiance or simply make it easier to fall asleep or get up in the morning.

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