Thinking of getting in some quality rest and down time this summer? Then check out some cutting edge tech that will soothe you to sleep, or allow you to filter what you hear. Yes, artificial intelligence is definitely taking over!
Counting sheep and chasing sleep? If stress and noise are stopping you from getting your full 8 hours, why not check out the latest in sleep enhancing devices.
According to the developers of Dodow, it is perfectly normal to wake up in the middle of the night. Sleep is composed of cycles and when you reach the end of a cycle, you are more alert and the slightest noise or unconscious stress can wake you up. The problem lies in getting back to sleep.
By combining their skills in science, design, meditation, programming and yoga, (yes, you heard us right), the team has come up with a small machine that pulses at a slow, steady rhythm with a hypnotic effect. By synchronizing your breathing to a rhythm of 6 breaths a minute you stimulate the baroreflex, a small physiological mechanism that helps restore the balance of the autonomic nervous system, letting you drift off to sleep again.
More info: www.mydodow.com
Homedics Sound Spa Relaxation Machine
Tune in to nature with this compact sound machine. It can tuck away neatly into your bag and runs on power supply or batteries, making it a perfect travel companion when you are not using it at home. When you need to unwind just choose from 5 sounds – ocean, summer night, bubbling brook, rain or thunder and immerse yourself. You can also select simple white noise for a zoned out mood.
More info: www.homedics.com/soundspa.html
Jabra Elite 85h
Just what we always needed. Headphones that are smart enough to filter and select what we hear according to our preset preferences. Block out the stressful clamor of the city and listen to your favorite tunes, or simply enjoy blissful silence until an approved sound is received. Used with the Jabra+ app, you can handle your mobile calls, give voice commands, and customize your music choices.
SmartSound analyses your sound environment and automatically applies your personalized audio, Smart Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) and HearThrough settings to give you the sound you need, when you need it.
More info: www.mea.jabra.com/bluetooth-headsets/jabra-elite-85h