• Hands-On With The New Basis Sleep Tracker

    Hands-On With The New Basis Sleep Tracker

    One of the most popular wrist health trackers, the Basis B1 smartwatch, has added sleep cycles to variables it automatically tracks. I got my hands on an early beta version (which is now publicly available) and have been comparing it for the last week to other popular sleep trackers on the market. The upshot: of all the consumer-grade sleep trackers, the Basis is easily the most sophisticated. Read More

  • The “Zizz” Is An Intelligent Sleep Mask That Helps You Get Better Zzz’s

    The “Zizz” Is An Intelligent Sleep Mask That Helps You Get Better Zzz’s

    At TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2013 this past week, a Warsaw-based startup called IQ Intelclinic was showing off an intelligent sleeping mask which uses sensors to monitor the wearers’ sleep cycles, including REM and non-REM sleep, in order to determine if you’re getting quality Zzz’s at night. The mask uses small electrodes pressed to your head surrounded by cushy material… Read More

  • Study: Too Much Technology Has Destroyed Our Ability To Sleep

    It would appear that our increased reliance on technology has destroyed our ability to have a good night’s sleep. So says the 2011 Sleep in America poll, which was conducted by the the National Sleep Foundation. Something tells me they would be the guys to go to for all your sleep data needs. The study shows that 95 percent of Americans use a communication device (computer, phone, etc.)… Read More

  • Can't sleep? Turn off your iPad!

    You’re an animal. You’re a living creature not too dissimilar from a chimpanzee—well, I guess chimps don’t wear sneakers—, and yet you constantly fight your natural instincts. Like, you’re meant to be awake, alert and on the ready, during the daytime. The moment the sun begins to set you should be winding down your day. If the sun is down, you should be… Read More

  • Science vindicates afternoon naps, yet again

    We all know that sleeping is a good thing. It refreshes us. It gives us that “get-up-and-go” we need. There have been studies going back about as far as I can remember that an afternoon nap makes you more productive. The latest research finally gave me a sophisticated way to describe the afternoon powernap: “a biphasic sleep schedule”. Telling your boss that you are… Read More

  • ChiliBed mattress features built-in cooling and heating from 48 to 118 degrees

    A mattress for all seasons, as it were, the ChiliBed features mattress coils that carry cooled or heated water at temperatures ranging from 48 to 118 degrees. Developed by Todd Youngblood, the Chili technology is already available as a mattress pad although the ChiliBed will mark the first commercially available mattress to feature the heating and cooling built right in. Side note, Todd… Read More

  • New device for home-use analyzes sleep disorder patterns

    Measuring and monitoring brain waves to analyze why people have problems with sleeping isn’t an easy task. Normally, patients need to be examined in special laboratories and wear head sets with up to eight electrodes over a certain period of time. But now Osaka-based Siix Corporation and the Osaka Bioscience Institute Foundation have developed a simple device that makes it possible… Read More

  • Select Comfort’s ‘Sleep Number Pet Bed’

    If you’ve ever worried that you waste too much time on the internet, let me put those fears to rest with the following factoid: Did you know that Select Comfort makes a Sleep Number bed for your dog? For your DOG. It costs $132.99 (on sale, down from $189.99). Read More

  • Damn, this bed is making me hungry

    It’s just about lunchtime here in the Aamoth household and for some reason, I really feel like a delicious cheeseburger today. I can’t help but wonder if it has something to do with this delicious-looking cheeseburger bed that my wife would never go for. Read More

  • Vibrating pillow alarm clock buzzes you awake but doesn’t wake bedmate(s)

    I’m on a new kick: silent wake-ups. The vibration setting on the SleepTracker watch I reviewed has turned out to be a far less agitating way to start the day than waking up to a blaring alarm clock. Read More

  • Review: Sleeptracker Pro

    Quick Version: If you’re a light to moderate sleeper and you can’t seem to wake up on the right side of the bed, the $179 (MSRP) Sleeptracker Pro might be just what you need. Read More