5 smart moves to get a better night's sleep
Check out gadgets to help you sleep
Your pillow is perfect, your mattress divine.
Yet you still can’t help but feel as though you need a little extra to help you get more zzzs. If you’re generally inclined to turn to tech, there are a host of cool new gadgets to assist you with your snoozing.
* The Zeo Sleep Manager ($99, www.myzeo.com) tracks sleep patterns through a wireless system that then sends information to your smartphone. It tracks the amount of time it takes you to fall asleep, how many times you awake each night and the total amount of time you spend wide awake.
* The Fisher Wallace Stimulator ($695, www.fisherwallace.com) is an FDA-cleared, hand-held, portable device created to treat insomnia and said to stimulate the brain’s production of serotonin and beta endorphins. Though it claims to have none of the side effects produced by many medications, it can produce vivid dreams.
* If you prefer low-tech in your bedroom, consider a white noise machine that can mask outside sounds or simulate the sounds of nature. Some people prefer a fan that can cool overheated bedrooms, circulate air and dim distracting sounds.