How much sleep do you get each night? For most of us, that amount never seems to be enough. In fact, about a third of US adults don't get enough sleep and without all your Z's, you could be risking more than just a pleasant night's rest.
Sleep deprivation has serious consequences for your brain, body, and your business. It affects employees’ ability to focus, productivity, memory, decision-making, creativity, and most importantly, health.
Thankfully, we live in a world filled with almost every technology imaginable. Whether it be coffee mugs or wearables, there is a technology to improve every facet of your life.
Here are 5 ways technology can help you improve your sleep habits:
1. Sleep Tracking Devices
There are apps for your smart watch or your mobile device that use different methods for tracking sleep. There are also separate devices that connect to your phone via Bluetooth - rings, bands, monitors.
2. Apps for Meditation and Relaxation or Sleep Trackers
For years, I've used the Sleep Cycle application to help me fall asleep and wake up naturally.
Many experts also recommend meditation to allow you to sleep better:
3. Smart Mattresses
Mattresses aren't just a pile of foam and springs anymore. you can now take advantage of technology to encourage you to sleep better. You can regulate your bed's temperature, use it to set an alarm, or adjust position to alleviate snoring.
4. Smart Thermostats
Did you know that studies show that the ideal temperature for sleep is between 60-68 degrees F? With a programmable thermostat like a smart thermostat, you can set your temperature to automatically adjust.
Using a sunrise alarm clock can allow you to gently ease out of your REM sleep and feel more awake. It also can discourage you from hitting that snooze button in the morning.
Looking for more technology tools to help keep you and your business productive and successful? Contact CTTS today at (512) 388-5559, we are your local IT Support and Managed Services Provider in Central Texas and we'd love to show you what a technology strategy plan can do for your business.