Does technology help to fall asleep?

A survey by The One Pall revealed that six out of 10 Americans turn to technology for sleep.

Sleeping woman.

Tools to reconcile and monitor sleep are becoming increasingly popular. / Photo: Unsplash

The Woman Post | Maria Lourdes Zimmermann

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Tools for falling asleep range from using smartphones to set up bedtime, limiting the time spent using screens such as cell phones or tablets at night, to using clocks for biometric data observation.

The survey applied to 2000 people, concluded that 57% of those surveyed stated that technology has been beneficial in improving their sleep and 66% would like to incorporate more technology into their nightly routines.

"No wonder people are looking for something to improve their sleep, as the results found that respondents on average only sleep five hours and seven minutes a night, much less than the statutory eight hours of sleep." Additionally, almost half of the respondents (48%) admitted having an inconsistent sleep schedule and on average have three nights of interrupted sleep per week.

This demonstrates a difficulty in sleeping in the people studied, proving that 61% of the respondents have problems falling asleep. In addition, 52% of the studied group has trouble falling asleep, and temperature is one of the catalysts for waking up in the middle of the night . 49% of respondents wake up regularly because they are too hot, while 52% report waking up at night because they are too cold.

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Today there are companies in the US market that provide adequate sleep solutions with the use of technologies, coupled with sleep strategies. "The results reinforce what we are already seeing: People want more technology, data, and thermoregulation when it comes to sleep," said Matteo Franceschetti, co-founder and CEO of Eight Sleep, a company specializing in sleep technologies.

Based on what the market is delivering to its clients, some respondents are confident that technology can help them overcome their sleep problems. 39% of respondents, for example, believe that technology could help them fall asleep, while the same number believe that it could help them to have a more restful sleep.

In the study, 73% of members of Generation Z  wanted to incorporate sleep technologies into their routines, while only 39% of Baby Boomers bet on it.

Today, sleeping well is a priority in the midst of the turbulent life that Americans lead, an activity that with the help of technology can also be improved.


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