Sleep

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Sleep is very important to health.  If you don't get sufficient sleep, you'll find yourself unable to deal easily with everyday life, because lack of sleep can negatively impact your emotional state and your mental acuity.  With long-term sleep disruption, you'll also increase your chances of developing life-threatening illness, like diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. [...]

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Do you toss and turn all night? Maybe your partner snores like a freight train and that keeps you from getting the necessary amount of sleep each night. Or maybe you're a lucky one who will fall asleep as soon as your head hits the pillow and wake up all bright eyed and bushy tailed. [...]

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If you like falling asleep to the sound of a fan but don't want the air flow from an actual fan, the LectroFan is for you.  The LectroFan is a small white box (4.4" X 4.4" X 2.2", 14 ounces) that can produce 20 masking sounds to help you sleep better.  In addition to 10 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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re-timer-glasses

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 [...]

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Words to Sleep By ebook

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 - [...]

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

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 [...]

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nightwave

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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selk'bag

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 [...]

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sleeptracker

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 [...]

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