Fight Sleep-Related Disorders Like Depression, Anxiety, or Stress With These 5 Gadgets

If you are leading a stressful lifestyle then maybe these wearable devices will help you get back on track.

We all know that a good nights sleep is essential when it comes to functioning at work, life and play. The thing is, a stressful lifestyle has become the norm now, which means that many of us are easily succumbing to disorders related to depression, anxiety, or stress. So how can you get back on track? Well, the good news is that there are a few wearable devices that will give your body much-needed rest and a healthier mind. Our top five are:

The ZEEQ Pillow

The super comfy anti snoring smart pillow plays music, monitors and reacts to snoring, intelligently wakes up the sleeper and most importantly analyses your sleep to make sure you are getting enough shut-eye.

Photo Credit: Zeeq

I have tried out this ‘magic’ pillow and after a few days of sleeping on ZEEQ, I most enjoyed the pillow’s ability to play my music while I snoozed. What my partner loved most about the ZEEQ smart pillow was its ability to monitor and react to my delicate snoring. Designed to not wake you up in the process, the EEQ Pillow’s snore alarm uses a built-in microphone with decibel sensitivity to hear snoring and responds by gently vibrating the pillow to encourage the user to change positions.

The ŌURA Ring

ŌURA’s philosophy supports the importance of getting enough restorative sleep. This is because they know how not having enough could have a profound impact on your mental and physical health and performance.

Photo Credit: Oura

Their latest version brags features that scientifically validate sleep tracking and personalised guidance based on data from over a million nights and days. The ring is also capable of measuring the physiological signals of your body, understanding your lifestyle, and guiding you when it comes to making your own optimal daily choices.

The S+

The world’s first non-contact sleep sensor has arrived.  The S+ is a non-contact sleep sensor that helps you sleep better from the very first night.  Combining a bedside sleep monitor, smartphone app and web-based app to help you track and better understand your sleeping patterns, the S+ creates personalised feedback and suggestions to help improve your sleep.

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Using advanced bio-motion technology and rigorous sleep science, S+ measures your breathing and body movements throughout the night, analyses light, noise and temperature levels in your bedroom and creates daily sleep scores and charts to help you understand your sleep pattern. It also delivers personalised feedback based on your sleep pattern, bedroom environment and daily habits and syncs seamlessly with your smartphone or tablet. Find out how S+ can get you started on your journey to better sleep.

The Opter 

Committed to setting an example, Opter is all about mindfulness, privacy and transparency. Features include recommended sleep times and bright light warnings at night. Besides that, Opter will also keep you moving and help you stand straighter over time.

Opter Pose is made sustainably from all-natural bamboo Photo Credit: Opter

The device is made sustainably from all-natural bamboo is designed to monitor you. Seamlessly fitting into your lifestyle, you can wear it as a necklace or a clip for versatility. Take it out in the rain: it’s water resistant. Go from work to play by switching the chain to match your needs. Travel with it; it has more than a week of battery life. Opter allows you to take wellness from the bedroom and to need everywhere to go.

The Gravity Blanket

There is a blanket out there that has been described as the “Advil PM for your whole body.” The Gravity Blanket is an idea that won over $3million worth of support from 15,000 people on a crowdsourcing platform Kickstarter. Filled with 15 to 25 pounds of little beads (technically “non-toxic plastic pellets and a cotton polyester blend mix”), the high-tech sleep wearable is a 25-pound blanket has no wires, batteries, buttons and apps. You do not have to adorn an unsightly headgear to enjoy its benefits.

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Taking inspiration from the deep pressure stimulation technique, which involves applying pressure to trigger the sympathetic nervous system and induce relaxation, the Gravity Blanket can “reduce stress and anxiety, even treat the symptoms of autism spectrum disorder and PTSD”. Or at least, so they say.  “It’s this notion that having between 7 to 12 percent of your body weight resting on top of you increases serotonin and decreases cortisol. That’s the general premise that we took,” says Mike Grillo, Gravity Blanket’s managing director.

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Founding editor-in-chief & WearableTechStylist of FashNerd.com, Muchaneta has worked in the fashion industry for over 14 years. She is currently one of the leading influencers speaking and writing about the merger of fashion with technology and wearable technology and a regular contributor to digital news sites like Wareable.