ere are some statistics on sleep for you: according to the UK Sleep Council, nearly half of us are getting just six hours sleep or less a night, and four out of five people think they aren’t getting enough. That’s alarming considering how important sleep is to our overall health.
As well as affecting our energy levels throughout the day, a lack of sleep has been linked to problems with obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular health. If you want to get your sleeping habits back on track, here are some of the latest tech innovations that can help.
Most fitness trackers on the market today monitor your sleep – or at least try to – so we’re not going to pick out a particular model here (see our recent round-up for a more in-depth guide). From slimline wristbands from the likes of Jawbone and Fitbit, to fully fledged smartwatches such as the Apple Watch and the Withings Activité, there’s plenty of choice. Each tracker comes with an app that logs your deep sleep and light sleep, enabling you to see where you can improve and adjust the factors that make a difference (like setting your alarm for period of light sleep).
The Withings Aura is a comprehensive, funnel-shaped sleep system that combines app, light and sensor array to help you wake up every morning feeling ready to face the day.