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Four Common Sleep Problems, and Hi-Tech Devices to Solve Them

March 16, 2015

There are many reasons you may not be sleeping well, but the good news is that there is now a tech device designed to deal with nearly every sleeping problem or disorder out there. Though they won’t teach you how to make your bed, these tech devices will help you treat some of the most common sleep problems to help you get a good night’s rest.

Beddit (above) is a sleep tracker that goes around your sheets in order to track your nightly movements.

Interrupted Sleep

Interrupted sleep can lead to fatigue and unfulfilling sleep, and can stem from a number of disorders, including restless leg syndrome and sleep apnea. Beddit is a sleep tracker that doesn’t require you to wear it. Instead, wrap it around your mattress and place organic cotton sheets, a fitted sheet or a flat sheet on top. Beddit measures your heart rate and breathing patterns, and helps you accurately gauge if you’re moving a lot in your sleep. It can also track your sleep efficiency, awakeness, and different movements while you sleep, helping you create a sleep chart to determine why and when you’re waking up during the night.

Too Much Noise

Sound is one of the main reasons many have difficulty sleeping—noises ranging from snoring, outside street sounds, and loud disturbances can all disrupt a good night's rest. Instead of just any old foam earplug, Hush earplugs are wireless and connect directly to your smartphone. The hi-tech plugs can be set to play different sounds and music until you go to sleep, or simply shield you from the surrounding sounds.

In the morning, these plugs can be set to play an alarm that wakes you up without disturbing your sleeping partner. If you happen to lose the earplugs in your home (likely wrapped up somewhere in your sheets), you can also use a wireless tracking feature to quickly find them.

Lack of Natural Sunlight

Many people experience a lack of natural sunlight, such as shift-workers, elderly people who stay indoors, or those who live in areas without consistent weather! This can lead to sleep disturbances and an improperly functioning circadian rhythm. The Philips wake-up light simulates the rising dawn sun with a UV-free light bulb. The light slowly grows brighter over the course of 30 minutes before your alarm goes off. It’s a lot less harsh than other alarms and can help you better transition into your day. This wake-up light may also help you adjust to your normal schedule if you’re experiencing jet lag.


For many people, insomnia can lead to nights of tossing and turning, and ultimately unfulfilling sleep. Often, part of the problem is anxiety, racing thoughts or from people who suffer from light sleep. Many find that white noise helps soothe them and help them slip into a deep sleep. The Sleep Infuser comes with plenty of different white noise settings, including a series of soft pulsing hums that the creators say will help induce sleep. You can adjust it to stop playing sounds after a certain time, or to slowly grow more quiet as the night goes on.

Many new technologies are being produced to help you get a better night’s sleep. Try these out with some high quality organic cotton sheets or a comfy duvet cover, and you’ll love going to bed and getting up in the morning.