We’ve all had them, the sleepless nights where we just can’t fall asleep – it happens all the time! We go from aiming to get 8 hours, to aiming for 7 hours, 6 hours and down and down our sleep quality goes. It’s really not surprising that only 1/3 of adults get 8 hours of sleep a day.
However, sleep deprivation has real consequences. It heightens the risk of heart disease and stroke. It significantly reduces productivity, and it makes us more prone to anxiety, it makes us more likely to develop diabetes and depression, and so much more.
But guess what? You’re in luck. Privileged to be living in the age of rapid technological innovation, there have been significant breakthroughs in AI technology that unlocks the potential to have consistent and quality sleep – completely transforming how you live your life when you’re awake.
How Does It Work?
For pretty much forever, we have had a minimal understanding of sleep and its effects. Why? It’s because studies were almost always conducted in science labs or medical facilities where patients were surrounded by sensors, wires, machines, electrodes and very intrusive equipment. Therefore, the results just weren’t reliable and could not be effectively applied to the real world.
Dina Katiba, a professor of electrical engineering with computer science at MIT, stated that “If we can monitor health continuously but passively in a patient’s natural environment, that can help dramatically.” This is where the latest innovation in AI comes in to play.
AI completely revolutionises our understanding and perception of sleep and its effects of us. Technology has been developed that emits radio frequency signals that are able to bounce off the body – thus detecting any tiny movements such as muscle movements or blood pulsing. The AI is then able to use its algorithm to determine what stage of sleep you are currently in, with 80% accuracy – a ground-breaking increase in reliability and value.
What Are The Benefits?
It’s all great talking about how new and exciting this technology is, but what will it do for us? What are the benefits? What’s the point?
This technology is capable of creating a reliable and passive way of collecting valuable data on sleep while patients are in their natural state. This data can then be analysed by the AI to detect sleep issues better and faster than any scientist ever could! This has resulted in a ‘big bang’ of products that utilise this technology to significantly improve people’s quality of sleep.
Let’s take a brief look at a couple of examples of products that are highly effective at improving people’s quality of sleep in a simple and non-intrusive way.
BeautyRest Sleeptracker is a ‘smart device’ that monitors a wide variety of factors that affects the quality of sleep of two people at the same time. Customers then receive highly in-depth analysis of their sleep patterns and habits as well as advice and recommendations on how they can improve their quality of sleep through simple, informative and easy steps.
Through recording heart rate, movements and respiration, the BeautyRest Sleeptracker is a non-invasive and ultra-comfortable way to optimise your sleep. It’s also compatible with all mattress brands, so you don’t need any special expensive beds to start improving your sleep immediately.
Click here for a full comprehensive review of the ‘BeautyRest Sleeptracker’ and find out if it’s really the perfect solution to sleep issues.
Eight Sleep Pods:
The Mattress Company “Eight Sleep” sells their own pods that utilise AI technology to further improve the quality of sleep of their customers. Using sophisticatedly integrated biofeedback sensors, their pods adjust the temperature of the environment as a reaction to any changes in body temperature. You can even link the pod to your lights and thermostat to change the lighting and temperature of the entire room to enhance your quality of sleep further.
Their products include a thermal alarm that cools the bed shortly before you wake up to prepare you physically for a productive morning. Of course, the pods also allow you to track essential vitals and data over a long period of time – while offering tips and advice for how you can achieve a better quality of sleep.
Sleep deprivation is costing us so much! It’s reducing our potential to get more work done, it’s costing us our physical health, and our mental wellbeing. However, research into AI technology comes to show that more people are beginning to fathom the importance of having great quality and how it can be a positive influence in our day to day life. Let’s wait and see what new products and innovations will come our way in the not-so-distant future.