written by Mira Rakicevic | Jul 2, 2020
According to studies, 95% of people use technology in some way within an hour before going to bed. The exposure to light from screens during that time can affect the levels of melatonin in your body—the hormone that regulates your internal clock. That can lead to a number of sleep disorders like insomnia or nightmares.
Sometimes all it takes is for one electronic device to be in the bedroom to disrupt the sleep pattern. Studies have shown that 72% of children between the ages of 6 and 17 are getting less sleep on school nights if there’s an electronic device in their room. That can lead to future problems in their student life (for example, lower grades).
This is just one of the many ways technology is keeping you up all night. But what you might not know is that technology can also help you improve the quality of sleep. Many technological breakthroughs can finally aid in the fight against some of the most common sleep disorders and help you get the quality sleep you desperately need.
Did you know that between 10% and 15% of the general population and up to 60% of the older population suffer from insomnia? In the US alone, 30% of adults have insomnia, making it the most widespread sleep disorder in the country. That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering how fast-paced our lives are. Luckily, technology has evolved to the point that it can be very helpful in these situations.
Have you heard about the “Good Night” biological LED bulb? It was originally developed for NASA astronauts but is now available to everyone. This special bulb can help you fall asleep by eliminating some of the light waves that disrupt the normal sleep cycle.
Another way you can fight insomnia is with the Sleepio system that identifies the core sleeping issues and behavioural patterns, helping you create new sleep routines that will ensure quality shut-eye.
The last on our list is the Ebb Insomnia Therapy, which is designed to cool your forehead, enabling you to fall asleep faster and sleep better.
Insomnia is not the only sleep disorder where technology can be helpful. From snoring to narcolepsy and hypersomnia, there are many devices that can help you put an end to sleepless nights. It’s just a question of what’s the best solution for you.