Tuesday, 18 February 2014

Improving your Sleep with Tech

2014 is ,many sources agree, going to be the year of wearable tech. Of course we've long been saying that and are big fans of the FitBit Flex for example. Closer to home though are our mobile phones and of course every loyal Gametrender reader is expected to have a good smartphone. Now oxymoronically latest research seems to be trying to ban tech totally from the bedroom , or at least limit screen time. Figures we're seeing around recommend that you should cut out mobile and tablet use at least 20 minutes before bed. This is substantiated by research showing that sleep hormone melatonin is actually inhibited by the specific light wavelength from our small screens. Well if that's to be believed than every app on here becomes redundant! Either way check out these recommendations to improve your sleep:
Apps for a better night's rest:

Sleep Cycle

Sleep Cycle is a sleep-tracking app which collects information about your nightly sleep. 


Sleepbot is another tracking app with a few extra features and has been around for a while.


Sleepio is backed by clinical research.

Jawbone UP app

The UP app is free for iPhones and Android, but like Fitbit requires the armband. As Jawbone has just undergone some serious investing it looks to perhaps become a global hardware manufacturer that could even rival Apple.

Jet Lag Rooster

Jet Lag Rooster is a web and phone app ideal for the frequent traveller or anyone who can't hack jet lag.

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