There are numerous reasons why some of us have trouble falling asleep. Insomnia, anxiety, or a snoring partner are just some of them. Thankfully, advancements in sleep technology enable us to get a better night of rest than we might have had before.
Devices that can aid in relaxation, meditation, and blocking out light and disturbing sounds can be a godsend for some. They don’t necessarily have to be expensive, either. Some sleep-aid devices can come at surprisingly low prices.
Here is some of the best sleep technology available to ensure you sleep better.
If you can’t get a good night’s sleep every night, then the Bose Sleepbuds II may be just the ticket. With these innovative buds, you can cure insomnia by blocking out your snoring partner, the crying baby next door, or the wailing cats outside.
Don’t make the mistake of thinking that they are headphones. They don’t play music or podcasts, and they are not compatible with anything that would. What they do is gently play soothing sounds in your ears at night to help you drift off.
The buds are comfortable and unnoticeable in your ear. Even side-sleepers won’t notice them securely snug between you and your pillow. There are three differently-sized soft-silicon-tipped earbuds included. The Bose Sleepbuds II feature ingenious noise-masking technology, which works with the noise-blocking design of the buds to ensure you get a good night’s rest.
The app is user-friendly. You can choose from 50 sounds in the library that contains a range of tones and natural sounds. You can control the volume from there and even set an alarm that will serenely activate in your ear in the morning without waking any sleeping partner. It could well be the most relaxing wake-up alarm you will experience.
You should note, however, that the buds only hold a certain amount of sounds, and they need to be downloaded before sleep, which could be a little irritating.
- Library with 50 sounds
- Soft silicon tips
- Sturdy aluminum charging case
- Battery Life: Up to 10 hours
- Charging Case Included?: Yes
- Brand: Bose
- Bluetooth: 5.0 (30-foot range)
- Case battery: Lithium-ion (pouch cell)
- Weight: 0.08 ounces
- Dimensions (earbuds): 0.98 x 1.1 x 0.5 inches
- Dimensions (case): 3.03 x 3.03 x 1.08 inches
- Colors: White
- Charging Port: USB-C
- Comfortable fit
- Good battery life
- Super lightweight
- Only plays content from the app
An air purifier can go a long way to getting a night of good sleep, especially true if you suffer from allergies or live in an area with a wildfire season. Depending on the size of your bedroom, the 400S model can clean the air in as little time as eight minutes. Couple this with the ultra-quiet Sleep Mode, and you can be sure of sound rest.
There are three filters, a pre-filter, an H13 True HEPA filter, and a Custom High-Efficiency Activated carbon filter. They capture just about every single airborne particle, bacteria, mold, and virus floating around in your bedroom. Even dust and smoke are not safe around this device which hunts them down with the laser dust sensor. There is even a display to inform you of the number of airborne particles detected by the laser.
It’s compatible with your favorite virtual assistants, and you can control settings and receive reports from the app. You can even plan your filtering schedule for the whole week if you desire different modes and speeds on different days and times.
- H13 True HEPA Filter
- Laser dust sensor
- Displays detected airborne particles
- QuietKeep technology for night time
- Coverage: 403 ft²
- Dimensions: 10.8 x 10.8 x 20.5 inches
- Brand: Levoit
- Filter types: 1 x Preliminary Filter, 1 x H13 True HEPA Filter, 1 x High-Efficiency Activated Carbon Filter
- Weight: 14.12 pounds
- CADR Rating: 260 CFM / 442 m³/h
- Noise: 24–52dB
- Sensors: Laser dust sensor
- Filters 99.97 percent of airborne particles
- Connects with Alexa or Google Assistant
- Displays current air quality
Levoit Smart WiFi Air Purifier
If pricey earbuds are not your thing, why not try an economically-priced white-noise machine? Yogasleep has been making these simple boxes for over sixty years and is a leader in its field. With a white-noise sound machine, you simply plug it in, select your sound and adjust the volume to the desired level.
The sounds and melodies in the Yogasleep box will relax you, help calm your mind, and block out unwanted outside disruptions. Eight white-noise options, as well as a choice of natural sounds, sleep songs, and music for meditation, are available. Adults, children, babies, and even pets can benefit from its soothing sounds. The volume control and two timer options of six or eight hours complete the gadget’s features.
However, there are some flaws, such as the lack of a remote controller and a relatively short power cord that limits where you can place it. The device will also arrive without a power adapter, which may be a deciding factor for some.
- Eight white-noise options and eight various soothing sounds
- Easy volume control
- Sleep timer
- Available Sounds: 16
- Remote Control: No
- Sleep Timer: Six hour or eight hour
- Color: White
- Brand: Yogasleep by Marpac
- Simple controls
- No remote control
- Short cord with no adapter
Yogasleep Whish White Noise Sound Machine
Another gadget to help you overcome your sleeping troubles is the excellent Morphée Meditation Box. This beautiful-looking box is completely non-digital; no app, no laptop, no Bluetooth, no phone—nothing is necessary to use this sleep-inducing contraption. Retro, huh?
Besides helping you get a great rest, this box will look splendid next to your bed with its beechwood shell and brass-colored keys. It also has a three-hour battery life if you feel like taking your meditation session away from the bedroom and out into nature.
You begin your session by turning a combination of keys to select your desired theme, session, duration, and voice. There are eight available themes from which you can choose, including napping and relaxation. Each has eight sessions, and you can choose from eight or 16-minute durations and the relaxing tones of either a male or female voice.
The 210 combinations will ensure you get a deep and restful sleep every time. The box is suitable for anyone over the age of ten. However, if you have a young child in the household that insists that sleeping is too hard, then you can try My Little Morphée. This child’s version will send your little dreamer off to a perfect slumber after a meditative adventure with a magical animal of their choice.
- Combination of 210 meditation sessions
- USB-C charger included
- Lithium-ion battery included
- Brand: Morphée
- Connectivity: 3.5mm audio jack
- Battery: One lithium-ion battery (included)
- Weight: 1.3 pounds
- Dimensions: 4.33 x 4.33 x 2.67 inches
- Battery Life: Three hours
- Lightweight and portable
- Stylish design
- Keys are actually plastic
It’s all very well having devices that help you drift off, but what if you have unsettled sleep once you get there? What if you often wake up feeling groggy and fatigued?
The Withings Sleep: Sleep Tracking Pad by Nokia could be the key to helping you get to the root of the problem. Sleep physicians developed the advanced sleep tracking feature, which collects information from your sleep, such as heart rate, breathing, and nighttime movements. It then provides you with an accurate analysis via the Health Mate app on your smartphone.
Information on your sleep cycles, durations, and interruptions could all give valuable insight into your time in dreamland. You can pack all the data into a PDF to share with your doctor.
The best thing about this pad is you don’t have to wear anything. As long as your mattress is not thicker than 15 inches, you just slip the thin premium-fabric pad between it and the base. On top of this, you can use the app to control the lights and thermostat, among other automatic operations, when you get up in the morning.
- Health mate app generates all sorts of data
- Premium fabric
- Brand: Withings by Nokia
- Color: Gray
- Material: Premium fabric
- Weight: 0.6 pounds
- Dimensions: 24.4 x 7.4 x 0.19 inches
- Power Supply: 5V 1A
- Compatible with: iOS 10 and higher, Android 5.0 and higher
- Unnoticeable between the mattress
- Simple to use
- Can create PDFs for your doctor
- Cannot be set up from a computer
Withings Sleep: Sleep Tracking Pad
The Hatch Restore is much more than just an alarm clock. It’s also a personal sleep assistant with sunset and sunrise simulators and a sound machine with different noises for unwinding and sending you off to slumberland. Added to this, the Hatch Restore gives you various ambient lighting with a choice of 22 comforting colors.
The cherry on top is the sleep routine scheduling feature. Sleep experts say having the same nightly routine will help you get the best sleep, and the Hatch restore will help you achieve this.
The free version of the app contains all the lighting features, sunrise and sunset lights, and some relaxing white noise sounds, such as evening campfire, heavy rain, and calm ocean. However, you must buy a monthly subscription if you want complete access to all the Hatch Restore features. This purchase will open up an extensive library of 19 channels with soundscapes, meditations, and stories to help you drift off.
The design is minimalist. It looks very modern and features few controls on the actual device. Primarily it is controlled via the app, but it does have a touch volume control. The sound quality is sufficient, although it may not drown out louder noises thanks to its low bass level.
- Lots of beautiful colors
- Wide range of sounds and ambient noises
- Durable ABS plastic
- Brand: Hatch
- Battery: No
- Weight: 2.07 pounds
- Dimensions: 7.29 x 2.66 x 5.63 inches
- Power Supply: Corded Electric
- Programmable Buttons: No
- Wireless: No
- Gentle wake up alarm
- Simplistic design
- Personalized sleep schedule
- No battery backup
- Monthly subscription required for complete access
Hatch Restore Alarm Clock
Another neat option that won’t break the bank is the FREGENBO Bluetooth Sleep Mask. It’s a comfortable mask consisting of cotton and velvet materials and small quarter-inch speakers in each ear. You can connect your smartphone via Bluetooth to listen to white noise, music, podcasts, or anything that helps you drift off.
The mask comes in several shades and colors, including an eye-catching purple. It completely blocks out any light and has a 3D-contour design that prevents any pressure around the eye area. You can also move the speakers away from the ear, which is great news for side sleepers.
The mask has a two-hour charging time and a 12-hour battery life, so you will get a full night of your favorite sounds to help you maintain restful sleep. However, some reviewers recommend fully charging the mask every morning to avoid the disturbing “power off” statement when your battery dies while you are in a deep sleep.
- Speaker position adjustment for side sleepers
- 3D contour design on eye areas
- Cotton and velvet material
- Brand: FREGENBO
- Connectivity: Wireless, USB
- Weight: 4.6 ounces
- Dimensions: 9.2 x 4.5 x 1.3 inches
- Battery Life: 12 hours
- Materials: Cotton
- Adjustable fit
- 12-hour battery life
- Complete light blocking
- Choice of colors
- Loud voice saying “power off” when battery dies
- No sleep timer
FREGENBO Bluetooth Sleep Mask
Q: How Can I Naturally Induce Deep Sleep?
The best way to naturally induce sleep, without the need for supplements or medication, is to follow a routine and promote sleep hygiene.
For example, maintaining a perfect room temperature (between 65 and 72 degrees Fahrenheit), using technology to block out unwanted sounds, and getting into a regular sleep/wake pattern.
Q: What Are Sleep Tech Products?
Sleep technology can aid in helping you get to sleep, track your sleep, or help block unwanted disturbances.
There are plenty of sleep gadgets available, from smartwatches to earbuds, white noise machines, and so on.