You know the scene – you have an ultra-important interview the next day so you really need a good night’s sleep. You do everything by the book, no booze, loads of exercise and hit the sack nice and early. But three hours later and you are still trying to count those darn sheep. In the end you probably manage about 2 hours maximum! The interview was a total failure, nobody is impressed by an applicant who struggles to stay wake, let alone look interested. Well, don’t give up just yet! There are some real nifty appliances and products currently on the market that are supposed to help people in your position. This article runs the rule over a few and lets you make your own mind up.
Gadgets to Help you Get Sleep
Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow – $50
We get the show started with a pillow gadget that claims to be able to assist the individual in finding a good night’s sleep. On first appearances the pillow looks pretty cool and seems to have some speakers as part of the structure. Don’t worry about being uncomfortable though as they are extremely thin and can also be removed easily enough. You also have a 3.5mm jack input and this allows you to pick whatever sounds you like to slumber along to. The sounds of the sea are a good choice or perhaps you are more a tweeting birdy fan? Whatever you select, you should be hitting the zeds pretty quick using this sweet pillow gadget.
Stand Up to Wake Up Alarm Clock
Although not strictly a sleep aid, this device is certainly aimed towards getting you up in time for work or wherever you are supposed to be. As the name alludes to, you will be required to get out of bed and actually stamp on the clock to turn the alarm off. You should complete this task without any injury as the clock is interwoven into a soft floor mat. Some users may be tempted to see if this darned thing can fly, but the guarantee is probably not going to cover that event!
Chillow Pillow Cooler – $25
One of the nicest sensations in the middle of a warm night is the feel of the cold side of your pillow. This is something that just seems to hit the spot every single time. This device is a godsend to those of us with the same opinion. The whole pillow is actually chilled nicely by the Chillow Pillow Cooler. The gadget uses cooled water to circulate around the pillow and this removes any excessive heat. It all adds up to a lovely cool pillow and hopefully a relaxing night’s sleep as well!
Philips Wake-Up Light – $146
The way that we tend to wake up can really get the day off to a bad or good start. It is advised that we should wake up gradually, but when did that last happen for you? The Philips Wake-Up Light is a genius bit of kit that allows you to leave your dreams behind in a gentle manner. As well as the light gradually becoming louder, you can select from 4 different natural sounds. The USB port also accommodates whatever music you want to experience, but we suggest you steer clear of the Heavy Metal until a bit later in the day!
That’s All For Now… Hopefully one of these fab four will tickle your fancy, if not, just browse the internet for some other ideas. You will soon be back to your old bright self! Author, Abbey Brooks, is a sales executive at CPAPonly, a leading dealer for CPAP supplies in Australia. When she is not working, she is seen socializing with friends and family.