With a good night of sleep behind you, anything is possible. Likewise, if you have had a bad night of tossing and turning and not enough good quality sleep, the day feels wasted before it began.
We spend a third of our lives asleep, and even more time in our bedrooms, so it pays to invest a little in our sleep and make our bedrooms a better place to be in. Here we have a list of the top five gadgets for your bedroom that will help you get a good night’s rest, and add some ambiance and convenience to your room.
Upgrade Your Lighting
It’s a smart world these days, and lighting is no exception. With smart lighting, you can give your whole room a new look in just an hour or two, for very little money.
With easily installed LED strips that can often be controlled remotely or from an app on your phone, you can add some colored lighting to your room, and give yourself lighting levels and schemes that you can control and customize to suit your mood.
Headphones You Can Sleep In
At last, the consumer market is reacting to this now seemingly ancient demand for comfortable headphones you can fall asleep in. Many people like to fall asleep to music or listening to an audiobook. Listening to music on standard headphones when you fell asleep often meant you woke up with sore ears, or being strangled by a headphone wire. Now there is a range of wireless Bluetooth headphones available aimed at sleepers that are comfortable enough to fall asleep in, and won’t leave you feeling sore or struggling with wires.
Invest in a Better Mattress and Pillows
Many people will spend a lot of money on products and devices that they don’t use that often and then buy the cheapest bed, mattress and pillows. As mentioned, you spend a third of your life in bed, so you should invest in your sleep and buy a good quality memory foam mattress and pillow.
This will make a massive difference to the quality of sleep you get, which will have a big impact on the rest of your life. Buy a supportive mattress that is firm while remaining comfortable so your body gets the support it needs while you rest.
Wake Up Smarter
The ring of an old-fashioned alarm bell or the slowly rising digital tones of the latest smartphone have one thing in common; they are awful ways to start your day.
You can wake up better, and smarter, with a sunrise simulation clock that gradually intensifies the level of light in your room to match the sun’s rise in the sky. This is an incredibly relaxing and natural way to wake up that isn’t jolting or disrupting like a normal alarm clock or your phone. You can wake up to a sunny day every day with a clock like this, and get out of bed on the right foot.
Get a Digital Assistant
A smart assistant like an Amazon’s Alexa or Google Home can revolutionize your bedroom and how you spend time in it.
With IoT connectivity available in an increasing amount of consumer products, you can begin controlling your bedroom with your voice, summoning lights, music, fans, pretty much anything. Pairing an Alexa device to a soundbar or a smart LED lighting strip, for example, will let you command different room lighting schemes, or simply turn them off at night with your voice instead of getting out of bed.
Gadgets like these can help you get a better night of sleep, and make your bedroom a much more fun and convenient place to be. Hopefully, this quick guide helps you get a better night’s sleep, and have a better day too!