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This pillow can lull you to sleep

on Monday, March 3rd, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

If you need white noise to help you fall asleep, there are lots of options.  You can simply run a fan or an air purifier in your bedroom, or you can use any of a variety of white-noise generating gadgets, but many of these make enough noise that they might become a source of irritation Read More…

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Withings unveils the Aura sleep tracking and improvement gadget

on Sunday, January 5th, 2014

I’ve been impressed by Withings fitness gadgets for years now. Ever since I first tried their wireless bathroom scale, I was hooked. Their Pulse activity tracker is my favorite pedometer due to ease of use and extra featurs like a heart rate monitor. Withings continues to offer health and fitness gear that provides more features Read More…

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Re-Timer light therapy glasses

on Friday, May 31st, 2013

If you suffer from SAD (seasonal affective disorder) or from jet lag, you may have considered light therapy.  Most light therapy devices I’ve seen are banks of lights that you must sit in front of for periods of time, and you may feel you don’t have the time to devote to this therapy.  The Re-Timer Read More…

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Words to Sleep By eBook review

on Saturday, December 8th, 2012

Despite your best efforts it’s 2am and you’re still awake in bed, tossing and turning, too tired to get up but too awake to fall asleep.  You’ve counted the sheep, sipped warm milk, but nothing seems to help. Author and former Gadgeteer staff writer Cobin Rox might have some words to help you out – Read More…

This is what the data graph will look like for your SleepTracker data.

SleepTracker Elite Review

By: Elizabeth Daugherty
on Wednesday, March 28th, 2012

SleepTracker Elite is the wear-at-night wristwatch that can monitor your sleep movements and help you ascertain how well or poorly you’re sleeping at night.  Time Magazine calls it the Invention of the Year.  I call it an interesting way to figure out why I’m such a grouch in the morning.  Simply put, it’s a wrist Read More…

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Can a pulsing light solve your insomnia problems?

on Friday, April 22nd, 2011

Maybe the NightWave can. This is a small device that you place on your bedside table that uses a soft blue light to silently guide your breathing and focus your mind. Users lie with their eyes open and synchronize their breathing with the rise and fall of the soft light as its movement becomes slower Read More…

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Better Lighting for Your Computer – With F.lux

on Sunday, April 17th, 2011

I’ve read that staring at a bright computer screen or television at night can interfere with sleep patterns.  I often have trouble sleeping, so I was interested to read about f.lux, an application for computers that adjusts the lighting of your computer screen to match the time of day.  F.lux says their application adjusts your Read More…

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Sleep Better with the Ecotones Duet Sleep Sound Machine

on Sunday, August 8th, 2010
Posted in: Gear

If you have difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep, you might be interested to know that a “leading consumer magazine” found that sound machines work almost as well as prescription drugs to help you sleep.  If you’ve heard the sounds from some of those machines, though, you probably realize that some of them use loops Read More…

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Sleepwalk at camp in toasty mobility with Selk’bag

on Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
Posted in: News, Outdoor Gear

Ever thought of sleeping bags as too restrictive?  Have a look at the Selk’bag Sleepware System (click here for US and here for UK).  Designed and tested in the Chilean Andes and redesigned for its 3rd-gen release, the Selk’bag features baffled construction; soft but durable ripstop, water-resistant nylon shell; leg vents; reinforced nylon soles with Read More…

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New version of the Sleeptracker Elite Watch

on Monday, April 20th, 2009
Posted in: Home, Kitchen

Over three years ago, I reviewed the original Sleeptracker watch which claimed to help a person wake more refreshed, by waking them at the perfect time during their sleep cycle. It didn’t work well for me, but there are a lot of people that swear by it. Those people will be happy to learn that Read More…