Category Archives: Tech and sleep

Net Nanny App helps families switch off and go to bed

Getting enough sleep and spending quality time together are two of the key ingredients for a happy family life. Screen time can rob us of both. We have become reliant on using technology at home to complete homework, check budgets, pay bills, fulfill work obligations and even socialise. Many people battle addictions linked to screen…
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Is social media giving you anxiety? Here’s how to take control

At best social media is a powerful tool that promotes connection. At worst, it can be damaging and self-destructive. It can cause anxiety - and we know anxiety is one of the biggest barriers to sleep. Why are so many choosing a ‘social media detox’ and how do you know if you too are addicted?…
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Sleep Data is powerful – but only when it’s in the right hands

While it might be fun to pore over the data from your wearable or sleep app, scientists are skeptical about the real impact of sleep data. Over the years, we have featured some pretty cool sleep tech that delivered some even cooler figures: We reviewed alarm clocks (such as the Kello Smart Alarm Clock); sleep…
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Sleep is Netflix’s biggest competitor

Whilst most South Africans would probably describe Netflix's biggest competitor as DSTV’s ShowMax, Netflix Chief Executive, Reed Hastings, has declared that their addictive programming leaves them competing against sleep rather than any other entertainment alternative. Hastings sees the eight hours per day that that their viewers should be dedicating to sleep as their greatest competitor. “You…
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Fitbit helps you sleep your way to better health

Fitbit knows that staying healthy is not only about exercise and diet - it's about good quality sleep, too. At Sealy, we’ve always loved the Fitbit’s sleep-tracking technology, but things just got even better. Whilst the Fitbit One  required you to remove the sensor from the wrist band and wear it in a soft Velcro…
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The Hush Hat that reduces noise for your baby

All parents have been there… that moment when your baby has just nodded off and as you breath a sigh of relief there’s a ‘Ding Dong!’ or ‘Beep beep’ or ‘Woof woof’ ending in a very loud ‘Waaaaaah!’ from baby. When babies first fall asleep, it takes around 15 minutes for them to pass through…
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Gadgets that can help calm you down

We've been on the hunt for the latest gadgets that will help bring about more calm at bedtime. Look at what we found: [caption id="attachment_5975" align="alignnone" width="102"] So calm under the sea...[/caption] The Ocean Wave Relaxation Projector This plug-in wall or ceiling projector will transform any space into a calm zone. Those who have bought…
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What tech taught us about sleep in 2016

We have all been taught that screen time in our bedrooms and just before bedtime is a no-no. And yes, it is certainly must be avoided. However, as the field of technology has exploded and it has made its way onto our smart phones (and even our wrist watches) we have learned a lot about…
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Why less is more

Technology has taken us to some pretty darn crazy places… From finding water on Mars to Kim K’s cleavage, today’s technology is taking people anywhere they want to go. However, whilst technology may be incredibly good at getting you what you want and where you want to be, it is probably also getting in the…
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Explore these three sleep apps

Here are the latest and greatest sleep apps that you just can’t sleep without. 1. Sleep Calculator – Ever wondered: “If I want to wake up at 5.00am what time should I go to bed?” or “If I go to bed now, what time should I wake up?” well the Sleep Calculator app gives you…
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