Just like a James Bond movie, with all the latest and greatest gadgets known to man., new technology is coming into play when it comes to helping us get some shut eye. Let’s see what some of these new gadgets can do to help you optimize our own personal Skyfall blissful slumber.
This new device, Inspire, is for all those who suffer from sleep apnea. What makes this device so unique? It is implanted just under the skin like a pacemaker. An electrode will sense your breathing, and another to move the nerve in your tongue while sleeping. This device was approved in May by the FDA; it does however come with a $20,000 price tag. The good news is it’s covered by most insurance companies, and has a ten year battery life. Just don’t walk into any metal detectors, that wouldn’t be pretty. Now to wait until it is available to the public in January.
This little device is pretty nifty as you don’t need to put under your skin like the Inspire… a big plus. You wear this as a bracelet, and in return, it will let you know the quality of your sleep, how long you stayed asleep, your resting heart rate and the amount of calories you burned while sleeping. Who wouldn’t love that?
Yes, you read that right, Nintendo is in the works to produce technology to help with sleeping issues. They plan to use a sensing technology to analyze ones sleep and then provide feedback the next morning. They are hoping to use a QOL sensor (non-contact radio frequency sensor) which will measure your body movement, breathing, heartbeat, and quality of sleep, all without ever having to wear anything on your body. Nintendo is working with a US-based company to start on the technology, but Nintendo has yet to announce a launch date, or any designing details.
Jawbone has released a new way to track your sleep. It is a thin bracelet that can record three levels of sleep including REM. What makes this device any different from others out there? This one can measure your heart rate and sweat, not to mention it has skin temperature sensors. It can last up to seven days on a charge. Not too shabby.
With all these gadgets coming and going, remember the basics. A good quality Sleepys mattress, soothing background music, and the right lighting, can make all the difference in the world. It can make your shut eye, into a golden eye.