The 10 best devices for falling asleep So peaceful sleep is guaranteed
10 devices for falling asleep These devices improve your sleep noticeably
Do you often wake up and feel totally exhausted in the morning, as if you had a bad night’s sleep? The reasons for this can be manifold.
It is important to understand that you cannot easily make up for missed sleep, so it is very important to give yourself a restful sleep every night. That’s easier said than done, but luckily for us, there are many scientifically researched gadgets on the market that can help you sleep soundly.
It is recommended to find the combination of several gadgets to achieve the best result for a quick sleep. The gadgets linked here can all be found on Amazon Prime, where you usually have a 30-day return policy .
We have tested the following for you and present them here:
Look closely at the following detailed reviews of the devices and try to create the best mix of several devices for you. In addition to the equipment listed here, it makes sense to lay the groundwork for a suitable sleep environment. If you’re unsure what this should look like, feel free to check out our general tips for noise control in your own 4 walls. In the mentioned article we describe basics of noise protection and peace in your apartment. These include so-called blackout curtains, which are almost opaque and also protect the noise and heat from the outside.
Devices for falling asleep under the magnifying glass All gadgets presented in detail
1. bluetooth sleep headset
For those who like to fall asleep with music or soothing sounds like rain splashing or soft loud ones from nature, this sleep mask is a must have.
There are studies that suggest that music listened to most often between the 14th and 24th can help you fall asleep. This music releases positive hormones that promote sleep. Of course, this can just as well be applied from rain sounds that give you a feeling of coziness in the shelter of the house.
Whatever you like to listen to to fall asleep, with this mask you have a chance to listen to your favorite music to fall asleep and you won’t even disturb your partner or roommate.
We tested two different versions:
We particularly noticed that they were not annoying at all due to their extremely thin build and the wireless Bluetooth connection. We could use this mask to start and stop playback, skip songs back and forth, and even make phone calls. The breathable fabric even allowed us to use the mask as a headband while jogging in the spring, listening to our favorite songs. A real all-rounder.
This mask is similar in design to the ultra-thin sleep headset mentioned above. However, it has the additional advantage of darkening. The mask creates complete darkness before your eyes and ensures that the sun’s rays will not wake you up in the morning. So if you’re looking for a combination of a comfortable sleep mask with music playback, you’ve come to the right place.
2. smart humidifier
Your bedroom should have ideal humidity. You may be wondering why humidity in particular should play an important role in a comfortable night’s sleep – the answer is quite simple. A proper mix of temperature and humidity provides a comfortable indoor climate, which allows our body to relax more easily, as our mucous membranes do not need to be activated as much and the body does not have to struggle continuously to maintain a body temperature of 36 to 37 degrees. In many bedrooms, especially in summer, the air is clearly too dry. Ideally, at a temperature of 17-20 degrees, humidity should prevail from 40% to 60%. At this temperature our organism can function ideally.
We tested a humidifier with aroma oils for a month as part of this article with surprising results. We had to deal with humidity around 30% (before bedtime) at the beginning of the test, as well as a slight pet odor. A few minutes after switching on, the aroma oil in the humidifier has provided a pleasant and relaxing scent in the room. Already on the second evening we had a humidity of 50% in our bedroom. Our model also had the ability to turn on different colored ambient LEDs to create a cozy mood. For one or the other interesting also the control via app and with Alexa or Google Assistant.
A gadget for falling asleep, which we would definitely recommend for a test.
3. bamboo cushion
Especially relaxed sleep promise pillows with bamboo filling or bamboo cover. As a filler, bamboo fibers are usually used, which are obtained from the rapidly renewable bamboo plant. The special structure of the bamboo is said to provide perfect relaxation of the neck and shoulder muscles. In addition, the cervical spine is supported and thus promotes a healthy sleeping posture. We took a closer look at the advantages of a pillow made of bamboo and summarized them here:
- Reduces stress
- reduces insomnia
- reduces snoring
- Cervical spine is supported
- supports the neck in any sleeping position
- regulates moisture and temperature balance
We link the pillow we tested below. Our tester slept on the pillow for 7 nights. Before that, he was already using an orthopedic pillow because he often woke up in the morning with a strained back. The conclusion after 7 days:
“While I already had an orthopedic pillow in use before the bamboo pillow, I can say with certainty that I woke up feeling more relaxed after just 2 days. I will test the pillow for at least two more weeks and then decide if I will trade it in for my current one. So far I am convinced of the new cushion”
Here you can find the link of the bamboo pillow we tested. We decided to buy this pillow because the reviews looked very promising.
4. fitness tracker
Many associate fitness watches with sports, but that’s not the only benefit. In addition, a fitness watch offers many other functions such as recording one’s sleep quality. In this way, it can be precisely analyzed whether the sleep of the respective night was good and thus sufficiently restorative for the body and in which sleep phases one was at certain times. Through such fitness watches it is possible to be alerted to the effects of going to bed too late or disturbing factors in sleep. So you can be reminded to find your way to bed in time or get to the bottom of reasons for restless sleep.
We prefer a simple design and still don’t want to miss all the functions of a smartwatch. We liked Garmin’s Vivocative Move HR the best. A hidden touchscreen maintains the classy look of an ordinary watch. The watch is available in different colors for men and women.
However, we would also like to draw your attention to a cheaper model that offers similar features in a slightly simpler design. From experience, we can report that we have been very satisfied with the Fitbit Charge 2 for three years. The long battery life of one week and the easy-to-read display make this watch unbeatable. Here, too, sleep can be analyzed very conveniently via the Fitbit app. Also a clear buy recommendation:
5. magic sleep light
Who wouldn’t want to fall asleep under the stars and be lost in dreams? You can bring your own starry sky into your bedroom. Again, we looked around for a long time and found a device that is able to project a starry sky with color change on the ceiling. In addition, there is a built-in speaker that can play music from the smartphone. In addition, 10 lullabies and 5 nature sounds are stored on the device and a temperature and clock display are also integrated.
6. sleep sensor mat
If you sleep really badly and wonder what it is, then you should definitely think about examining your sleep in detail. Maybe it’s an uncomfortable mattress or it’s breathing pauses that torment you but you don’t even notice. In Germany, about 3 million people suffer from breathing pauses during sleep. This can not only affect the quality of sleep, but also have health consequences.
With a sleep analysis mat, like the one from Withings, you can easily analyze your sleep in detail and check for possible sleep apnea (breathing pauses). But that’s not all: in addition, the mat measures your heartbeat, your sleep phases and gives you high-quality, clinically tested evaluations via an app. So a real profit tool to improve your sleep.
7. comfortable earplugs
Probably one of the oldest recipes for a peaceful sleep are earplugs. The well-known version is earplugs. But no matter which company, usually after a while the earplugs become uncomfortable and squeeze when you turn on your side. There are some manufacturers who have addressed exactly this problem and developed comfortable earplugs for a quiet sleep. The advantages are suppression of the disturbing ambient noise such as e.g.. the muffled snoring of the partner or street noise. The special feature is that through a special membrane shrill sounds, such as the alarm clock or emergency signals from bspw. Fire alarms are still perceptible, as they are not filtered. So the earplugs are not only comfortable, but also safe. We ordered the following for testing and cannot complain at all. Quiet sleep is guaranteed.
8. sleep sound gadget – white noise
Have you ever heard of white noise? If not, then it is high time. Because white noise has a magical effect on the process of falling asleep. Often white noise is used for babies who fall asleep within a few seconds. But even as an adult, white noise is still very beneficial in suppressing ambient noise and making it easier to fall asleep.
White noise is a very high noise with a constant power of a signal in the frequency band. Simply put, it resembles the static of an FM radio with no station tuned in. This monotonous sound helps our brain to suppress other disturbing sounds. White noise, which itself at first seems like a disturbing sound, is eventually tuned out by our brain, and with it other disturbing sounds such as snoring or street noise.
Long story short: There are professional devices that produce a particularly harmonious white noise. The one linked here can also sound wave sounds and calm ocean sounds. The reviews on Amazon are very promising.
9. comfortable sleep mask
There’s really not much to say about a sleep mask. Above all, it must make the light in front of our eyes completely disappear should sit comfortably, so that it can be worn all night. Silk as one of the oldest fabrics is known to be particularly comfortable to sit on and not damage the skin, due to its very smooth surface. At the same time silk is very breathable.
We have tested the inexpensive silk mask from Amazon and are thrilled. For under 10 euros, we were able to test a mask that fits comfortably and didn’t even bother us the entire night. Clear recommendation for a price-performance hit. With over 6000 Amazon reviews and nearly 5 stars, this mask is our favorite.
10. amazon alexa
A modern voice assistant can not only inform us about the weather or announce the latest soccer results, but also help us fall asleep. Through various skills, Alexa is able to activate different apps for falling asleep. For example, we have tried a meditation app, sleep sounds, and a matching radio station. Everyone certainly has different preferences and habits at this point.
In any case, it is an added value for us when we say “good night” to Alexa, she automatically dims the light, wishes us a good night as well, automatically activates the alarm clock for tomorrow morning and then plays us sounds to fall asleep before she then automatically deactivates after 30 minutes.
Try it and send Alexa back if she can’t convince you.
There is a wide range of devices that can help you fall asleep gently and have a pleasant night. In the end, you get to decide and test yourself out which devices and gadgets suit you best. Certainly, some are more essential than others.
If you’re looking for more inspiration, you can check out Amazon for yourself.