All of us spend a lot of time chasing that most elusive of things – sleep. Sometimes we want more, or better quality, or just to relax in luxury. Whatever your tipple, there are plenty ways to get started on your journey.
Philips Wake-Up Light (Natural Sounds & Radio) [8% Off] [US/CA]
Evolution programmed us to fall asleep when it gets dark and to wake up when it gets light outside. With all the light pollution in our modern world we are forced to used blinds and curtains to get to sleep. But what about waking up? That’s where a wake-up light comes in. By replicating the effect of sunrise, your body can wake up naturally, and without the shock of a horrid beeping alarm. The Philips Light comes with two ‘natural’ alarm sounds, or if you prefer you can choose an FM radio alarm.
Competition is a good thing, so if you want an alternative to the Philips Wake-Up light then Lumie has you covered. Although it lacks the FM radio of the Philips, it makes up by adding a sunset feature to help you fall asleep at night.
Withings Aura Wake-Up Light & Sleep Tracker [24% Off] [US/CA]
What if you want to combine the benefits of a wake-up light with the power of the “Quantified Self” and track your sleep at the same time? Well then, you turn to the wearable manufacturer Withings. Alongside the wake-up light, you also get a Sleep Sensor which you place under your sheets which can track the quality of your sleep. You might question its effectiveness if you share the bed – which is why you can purchase an additional Sleep Sensor to balance out this problem.
Misfit Shine 2 Fitness & Sleep Tracker [38% Off] [US/CA]
If a full blown sleep tracking device is too much for you, you can instead opt for a smaller, compact wearable. Most modern fitness wearables are able to track your steps, and this offering from Misfit allows you to use the wrist-worn wearable to track your sleep too. One of the major benefits of the Shine 2 is that the battery can last up to six months – meaning no night-time charging ritual.
Silentnight Just Like Down Pillow Pair [46% Off]
It’s easy to think of a pillow as, well, just a pillow. But if you have ever been fortunate enough to go to a hotel with a “pillow menu” then you may have seen the difference a good pillow can make to your sleep. Maybe all you need to wake up feeling rested is a pillow-refresh?
If improving your sleep and getting more done in each day is on your Resolution list then you could do worse than to start the year with a good book. Successful personalities like Arianna Huffington credit their success to getting a good night’s sleep and waking up early. What will you do with your new found productivity?