Software Development for Better Sleep
From smart mattresses to free ‘sleep’ apps, dedicated software development for troubled sleepers is helping people around the world to catch a good night’s sleep.
Are you often laying in bed full of thoughts and no sleep? Sleep deprivation is a common problem worldwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults in the United States report that they usually get less than the recommended amount of sleep (7 hours per night) on a regular basis.
Can smart apps and devices provide solutions that enhance and improve our sleep? According to a report by Global Market Insights, in 2022, the world’s sleep technology sector had an estimated worth of $15billion, and was projected to reach $67billion by 2030.
In this article, Bocasay, our offshore outsourcing company, provides an overview of the latest digital technologies currently being used to improve our sleep quality.
Here are some of today’s top technologies for sleep improvement:
Sleep tracking devices: Wearable devices such as smartwatches, fitness trackers and sleep-specific monitors can track your sleep patterns and provide insights into how long and how well you are sleeping.
Light therapy devices: Light therapy devices can help regulate your circadian rhythm, which is essential for healthy sleep patterns. These devices emit a specific type of light that can help reset your internal clock and improve your sleep quality.
Smart home devices: Smart home devices such as smart lights, thermostats and humidifiers can create an optimal sleep environment in your bedroom. For example, you can use smart lights to create a dim and relaxing atmosphere, while a smart humidifier can help prevent dry air from disrupting your sleep.
White noise machines: White noise machines can help by masking distracting sounds and by creating a calm atmosphere for sleep. Some white noise machines also offer additional sounds such as nature sounds, which can help you relax and fall asleep more easily.
Sleep coaching apps: Sleep coaching apps can provide personalized tips and guidance to help you improve your sleep habits. These apps can track your sleep patterns, provide sleep-related education and offer customized sleep plans based on your goals and preferences.
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A major area of the global sleep technology sector concerns software and devices that can monitor sleep patterns. Common sleep tracking technologies include the following:
Wearable devices: These are devices that are worn on the body and use sensors to track movement and other data during sleep. Examples include smartwatches, fitness trackers and sleep-specific monitors.
Bed-based sensors: These are devices that are placed on or under the bed to monitor movement, breathing and other data during sleep. Examples include mattress pads and under-the-mattress sensors.
Apps: There are many smartphone apps available that use the phone’s sensors to track movement and other data during sleep. Some of these apps also provide additional features such as white noise or sleep soundscapes to help users fall asleep.
Monitoring your sleep is important for several reasons:
- Understanding your sleep patterns: Information about how long you sleep, how many times you wake up during the night and how long it takes you to fall asleep. Crucial for identifying any sleep problems or disorders you may be experiencing.
- Identifying and addressing sleep problems: By monitoring your sleep through smart technologies, you can identify common sleep disorders, such as apnea or insomnia. Once identified, you can work with a healthcare professional to address these issues and improve the quality of your sleep.
- Improving overall health: Good sleep is essential for good health. Monitoring your sleep quality ultimately addresses issues that can help improve your overall health condition.
- Enhancing cognitive function: Another reason to monitor sleep is because poor sleep can affect your cognitive function, including your ability to concentrate, make decisions and remember things.
- Stress management: Poor sleep can also increase stress levels. Monitoring your sleep can help you identify any issues that may be causing stress and work to address them, ultimately leading to better sleep and lower stress levels.
Smart Sleep Devices
Here are two inspiring smart sleep devices currently available today:
The ReST Bed is a high-tech mattress that uses smart sensor technology to automatically adjust to your body and provide optimal support and comfort throughout the night. The name “ReST” stands for “Responsive Surface Technology.”
The ReST Bed features five individual zones that are each equipped with air pressure sensors. These sensors measure the pressure and support needs of each part of your body. The mattress automatically adjusts the air pressure in each zone in order to provide the right level of support for your unique sleep needs.
In addition to the responsive surface technology, the ReST Bed also includes other high-tech features such as:
◉ Built-in sleep tracker that measures your heart rate, respiration rate and movement during sleep.
◉ Mobile app that allows you to track and monitor your sleep data and make adjustments to the mattress settings.
◉ Quiet air pump that controls the air pressure in the mattress zones.
Nanit is a smart baby monitor that uses advanced technology to provide parents with insights and data on their baby’s sleep patterns and habits. The monitor is designed to be placed above the baby’s crib and uses computer vision to track and analyze the baby’s movements and behavior. Some of the key features of Nanit include the following:
◉ HD camera: Nanit’s camera provides high-definition video and night vision to give parents a clear view of their baby’s crib.
◉ Sleep tracking: The monitor uses computer vision to track the baby’s movements during sleep, providing insights and data on sleep patterns and habits.
◉ Breathing motion monitoring: Nanit uses advanced algorithms to detect the baby’s breathing motion and provide alerts if any issues are detected.
◉ Personalized sleep coaching: The monitor provides personalized sleep coaching and guidance based on the baby’s sleep data and patterns.
◉ Two-way audio: The monitor includes a two-way audio feature that allows parents to talk to their baby and soothe them remotely.
◉ Mobile app integration: The Nanit monitor can be controlled and monitored using a smartphone app, which allows parents to view live video feeds, track sleep data and receive personalized insights and recommendations.