It shouldn’t come as a surprise that one of the keys to unwinding before bed is unplugging before bed. Or at least that was the case, before advanced sleep-tracking products made bedtime tech more than just acceptable; it made it pretty valuable. With the ability to help you monitor how well you’re sleeping, track how long you’re sleeping, and improve your sleep habits, here are wearables and bedside gadgets that are totally bedroom approved.
With a discreet sensor that slips under your mattress to measure heart rate and body movement, and a bedside lamp that analyzes bedroom factors like temperature and sound, the Withings Aura is pretty much a secret weapon for good sleep. And by syncing all of the data it tracks into neatly organized charts and graphs on your phone, understanding your sleep cycle has never been easier.
You might be using your Fitbit to keep you on top of your workouts and your calories, but it’s a pretty great tool for making sense of your sleep, too, which is just as important to achieving your wellness goals as diet and exercise. Through motion sensors and a built-in heartrate monitor, the Blaze helps analyze your sleep patterns and can tell you how restless you are throughout the night.
The Beddit Smart 2.0 is another sleep monitoring system that gets rid of wearables and instead comes in the form of a simple sensor that you can slip right under your bedsheet to track how well your sleep. While the gadget tracks the usual – movement, sleep time, heart rate – it also monitors your breathing and snoring to give you a comprehensive report on how well you slept through the night (or if you didn’t sleep through it at all).
Sense is a gadget that tracks everything about your sleep from the convenience of your nightstand, thanks to a “sleep pill” that slips right onto your pillow and keeps track of things like your movement through the night. Meanwhile, Sense can also tell you a lot about the quality of the environment in your bedroom by monitoring light, humidity, temperature, and noise. The data is delivered right to an app on your phone that not only helps you analyze your states, but also gives you a sleep score.
The S+ Personal Sleep Solution works entirely on its own, without any kind of wearable or mattress strip. Simply put the device on your nightstand, and it can monitor everything in your sleep environment, from noise to room temperature, and analyze how the factors are influencing your sleep. It also has the ability to perform contactless motion sensing, keeping track of your breathing and movements while you sleep, and then syncing that data to your phone.
Like the Fitbit Blaze, the Jawbone UP3 is essentially a fitness tracker, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t do one heck of a job making sense of your sleep cycle, too. Not only does it automatically keep track of the basics – time spent awake and in light, deep, or REM sleep – but it also offers personalized sleep coaching. Apparently, you can be taught how to sleep better like you can be trained to play a sport, and all you have to do is sport some extra arm candy while you sleep.