Sleep

IPEAK wake up light review

Many years ago I created my own "wake up light" by setting up a timer to a lamp next to my bed.  It was clumsy and blasted full light in the morning.  Now there's a more refined way to achieve the same results with the IPEAK wake up light. I noticed the box was unbranded. [...]

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Every sleep tracking device that I've seen and reviewed so far has been designed for one person. The Sevenhugs hugOne is a sleep monitoring device for the whole family. The hugOne tracks sleep patterns, temperature, humidity and air quality to create the best environment for a restful night’s sleep. The hugOne system is comprised of [...]

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There are many people out there that struggle with sleep apnea. For those of you who are not familiar with it, "Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is typically caused by a blockage of the airway when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses during sleep" thus causing the person to temporarily stop breathing. [...]

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ResMed S+ review

Quite a few fitness trackers have built in sleep tracking. The idea is that people want to know how well they are sleeping each night. I know that I bought into that thinking myself and have reviewed several sleep tracking gadgets over the years. But do these gadgets really help you improve your sleep? I [...]

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Withings has split their Aura sleep tracking gadget into two different packages. One without the sleep sensor and one that performs just as a connected alarm clock. The Aura Connected Alarm Clock + Sleep Sensor Accessory is priced at $299.95 and the Aura Connected Alarm Clock is priced at 189.95. The difference is that the [...]

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In recent years, there's been a lot of discussion about how the blue light from the screens of mobile devices could be negatively impacting sleep patterns.  Humans evolved having bright, bluish-white light from the sun during part of the day.  The only light they had at night was either from the stars and moon or [...]

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Late last year I reviewed the Sleepace RestOn sleep monitor and found it to be easy and comfortable to use because it didn't require a wearable tracker. Now the folks at Sleepace have a new product called the Nox Smart Sleep System which combines the RestOn non-wearable sleep monitor with their new Nox smart sleep light. [...]

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You've probably heard of SAD, seasonal affective disorder, which is a type of depression that affects some people because of their reduced exposure to light in the darker months of the year (fall and winter in the Northern hemisphere).  It can affect some people at other times of the year if they don't tend to [...]

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A lot of high end fitness trackers that are designed to keep track of your steps and physical activity can also give you insight on your sleeping habits with the hope of improving them. Everyone could use a better night's sleep right? The only problem with most of these trackers is that you have to wear them on [...]

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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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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Home and Kitchen, Reviews

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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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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