While it is often said that the usage of smart devices should be kept at a minimum, many new and upcoming devices have proven to be super useful in improving our sleep, motivating us to move, and even helping us breathe a little better.
With many in our society suffering from stress and sleep deprivation every year, technology seems to be our surefire solution (at least for now!).
Here are 5 smart devices that could vastly improve your daily routine and health with just a click of a button.
1. Nest Thermostat
A room that’s too hot or too cold usually leads to one common problem: sleep loss. For most people, the ideal room temperature for sleep is around 60-67 degrees Fahrenheit.
However, a regular thermostat doesn’t usually take the time to learn what’s comfortable for you. And honestly, it’s frustrating to have to get up from the comfort of your bed just to raise or lower the temperature.
A smart thermostat like Nest helps solves all these problems. Apart from helping regulate the room temperature from wherever you are in your house, it also learns what temperatures you like at different times of your day and programs a schedule that’s right for you. If your schedule changes, you can always change it manually later.
2. Smart Nora
Having problems with snoring? So are 37 million Americans on a regular basis. It may not seem like a big deal (your significant other may have a slightly differing opinion), but snoring can be a big factor in sleep deprivation.
Smart Nora is a revolutionary smart device that detects snoring during the night and adjusts your pillow to allow for natural breathing.
You just place it under your pillow and once it detects your snoring, it will move the pillow in a way that stimulates your throat muscles, letting you breathe and sleep in peace.
3. iFit Sleep HR
If you need a sleeping aid that lets you know how well you’ve slept, tracks the length of your sleep cycles, and monitor your heart and respiratory rate, iFit Sleep HR is the way to go!
The device works similarly to the Smart Nora in that you place under your mattress and let it do its job as you sleep.
With an app, you can also view and monitor your sleeping patterns, respiratory habits throughout your sleep, and set alarms.
4. Philips Hue Smart Lights
We recommend Philips Hue Smart Lights since it not only lets you switch your lights on and off but also lets you create a setting that mimics a sunset and dims down as you drift off to sleep. It also lets you switch to colors that signal your brain that it’s time to sleep, and gives you the option for lights that wake you up in the morning.
A room’s lighting is what dictates your sleep cycle. If a room is too bright, you may not be able to sleep very soundly. Because of this, smart lights can be a worthy investment as it can help you determine the lighting that’s perfect for your sleep.
5. Fitbit Versa
You may be searching for a device that tracks your sleep and keeps up-to-date with your fitness habits. If so, you may want to look into the Fitbit Versa.
A sleek watch, the Fitbit versa monitors your heart rate, tracks your sleep data, sets workout reminders, and even takes in calls and messages. It also acts as a pedometer, making it easier to track the calories you burn throughout the day.
Each of these smart devices can add a significant boost to your sleep cycle and daily routine. Remember to make sure to check each device’s advantages and disadvantages and to carefully decide which is the right fit for your individual situation.
We hope our list has been helpful in enhancing your life! Check out our other blog, Nest vs. Ecobee: Which Thermostat Wins? to help you decide between two popular thermostat brands.