Black Friday has come and gone and many of us are now feeling a little sleep deprived. Most of us will catch up on our lost sleep by the time the weekend is over, but some live with sleep deprivation daily. If you know someone that can’t sleep or shows symptoms of insomnia like lack of focus, irritability and/or slow motor function you can help them by giving the gift of sleep this Christmas. Here are some of the 2011 best sleep gadget gifts offered this year.
UP by Jawbone is one of the hottest items selling this month. This product fits snugly over your wrist with a band of tiny sensors that monitors and records data on sleep and exercise. The information can be downloaded on iPhones and other compatible devices. The company states that their product can measure phases of sleep by using algorithms to generate a personal graph on how much deep, restorative sleep the user is getting. This toy for adults will keep track of every step, eating pattern and REM cycle for those that like to be aware of what’s going on with their bodies. The company says you can set an alarm that wakes you with a gentle vibration in a phase of sleep when you are likely to feel most refreshed, within 30 minutes before the time you set. The UP uses movement to measure exercise and sleep patterns, while allowing users to track eating habits with a photo journal. It’s available here: Jawbone UP Band and at retailers including Best Buy, Apple and Target.
SleepTracker Pro Sleep Monitoring Watch is a similar high-tech sleep tracking device worn on the wrist that monitors sleep cycles. You can also program your desired wake-up time at the end of a sleep cycle when you will feel refreshed and rested opposed to waking during the middle of a cycle causing you to wake up groggy and fight afternoon sleepiness.
The Chillow Pillow is for those that suffer from night sweats or for those that need to cool down to fall asleep easy, like people living in warmer climates. Studies have shown that a cool brain sleeps better. This sleep gadget slips into your pillowcase for easy use. See Chillow Pillow for more information on this product.
BioBrite Sunrise Clock has a dawn lamp that helps you to fall asleep and wake you up. This SunRise Clock at Amazon is derived from medical research on light and human behavior. In the early morning, the biological clock is sensitive to low intensity light. So, waking to a slowly increasing light can result in a smoother, more natural transition to wakefulness. It features an audible back-up alarm, the ability to set dawn and dusk cycles of 15, 30, 60, or 90 minutes, fade to nightlight, adjustable display brightness and more. If you know someone that travels over time zones or works the late night shift and needs something to regulate their internal sleep/wake cycle this light product may help. BioBrite Pearl with White Noise models can mask distracting sounds and lull you to sleep faster. It can cover up the sound of street traffic or a snoring roommate. The white noise can be programmed to fade out as the sunset light goes out, or stay on all night.
Sleep software like Pzizz is a set of sleep inducing soundtracks to help the individual to fall asleep. The POWRNAPS Sleep System works to help you feel rested, relaxed and rejuvenated while easing tension and reducing stress and worry. The POWRCombo provides both the NAP26 and Easy2Sleep to help you achieve balance in your week. People who are in sleep debt, work irregular shifts or travel in different time zones will benefit from the POWRNAPS Sleep System Combo Pack.
Nanda White Clocky Run & Hide Alarm Clock w/ Wheels actually leaps off the night stand and rolls around on the floor while sounding an alarm or playing music. Clocky would be a great gift for waking heavy sleepers and for youths, teens and college kids. If rolling alarm clocks aren’t your thing, there are always flying ones. When your alarm goes off, Flying Alarm Clock goes flying into the air. To turn off the alarm, you must physically retrieve the propeller piece, which can fly as high as nine feet in the air.
Sleepsonic Regular Size Speaker Pillow can be used with any portable MP3 player. It delivers clear sound straight to your ears and won’t disturb your significant other. Also compatible with CD players and TVs, Sleepsonic users report benefits in the areas of tinnitus, insomnia and hypertension.
The Sweet Dreams Contoured Sleep Mask blocks out light and comes with a set of earplugs. See Amazon reviews here:Dream Essentials Sweet Dreams Contoured Sleep Mask with Earplugs and Carry Pouch, Black
Got kids? Then take a look at this. The Cloud b Sleep Sheep Four Soothing Sounds From Nature will help your baby go to sleep and will make your travels a lot easier.
Jukusui-Kun Robotic Bear Pillow wants to help with snoring folks. Snoring may seem harmless, but it’s a serious health threat: Snoring and sleep apnea put your at risk for a slew of health ills ranging from metabolic syndrome to stroke. At 19th International Robot Show, Tokyo’s Waseda University recently unveiled a brand-new sleep gadget: a robotic teddy bear that touches you when you snore. The bear monitors decibel levels “raises a paw to tickle the face” when snoring gets too loud. Its name: Jukusui-kun, translated as “Deep sleep”. Besides that, the fingers of the person sleeping on the pillow will be connected to a saturation meter. Using the snoring volume and the saturation level as input, the pillow bear will correct your sleeping behavior by tickling your face. The aim is, of course, to get the person to move the position of the head as is demonstrated in the video below:
At this time, this is just a prototype and is not commercially available.
Not looking for a sleep gadget but a cute sleep gift for your loved one? Let your pillow talk be your pillow talk with these:BoldLoft “Say I Love You” Body Pillowcase-Christmas Gift Ideas for Couples,Romantic Christmas Gifts for Him or for Her,Cute Christmas Gifts. Whether you are together or a distance apart, they are perfect for reminding you both to say I love you each and every night and each and every day. They come in different sizes; standard or body pillow and with different sayings. Check them out!
The content provided in 2011 Best Sleep Gadget Gifts is for information purposes only, intended to raise the awareness of different solutions for you or your families sleep problems and should not be considered medical advice. For medical diagnosis and treatment, please see your qualified health-care professional.