Sleep is as vital as food for health, but not many are getting the right, peaceful rest. Hasan al Lawati checks out gadgets that offer comprehensive solutions
The Smart Nora
Many people who snore do not realise they snore but their partner do. Snoring can cause one’s partner to wake up multiple times a night, and living with a person who snores can be frustrating — but help is at hand. The Smart Nora offers a comfortable, contact-free solution.
Upon inserting the Smart Nora inside the pillow it picks up early sounds of snoring and gets into action before the sounds get louder enough to wake up the sleeping partner. A gentle movement in the pillow insert stops the person from snoring. Buy it from smartnora.com for RO115.
Dreem come true
This is probably one of the most advanced gadgets available to monitor and improve your sleep.
The Dreem is a lifestyle enhancement device that records and analyses brain activity, or electroencephalography (EEG).
Five precise EEG sensors discreetly monitor your brain waves while others track movement, heart rate and respiration — all working together to deliver a comprehensive understanding of your sleep.
The headband comes with an app that will help you better understand your sleeping patterns and give you daily statistics. Buy it from shop.dreem.com for RO192.
Sleep quick, rise early
For all those who toss and turn in bed for minutes, or even hours, before they finally fall asleep, and then get up late, here’s a device that will helps provide both: quick sleep and early rising.
The Withings Aura Connected Alarm Clock emits sleep-inducing lights and sounds to help you drift off to sleep quickly and wake you up with full of energy. Buy it from amazon for RO211.
Air of confidence
The one activity we do while sleeping is breathing but we are seldom aware of the air quality inside our homes while asleep.
The Awair Air Quality Monitor is a cube-shaped device that tracks toxins and chemicals in the air and gives personalised recommendations to help you stay safe and healthy.
Your Awair score is a colour-coded scale that lets you know the quality of your indoor environment. It’s a 0 to 100 scale, with 0 being poor air quality and 100 being healthy. Buy it from getawair.com for RO70.