The 2020 Sleep Gadgets Edition [Mollie's Monday Obsessions v.75]
Here’s your girl losing her mind a few days ago at the LARGEST TECH EVENT IN THE ENTIRE WORLD....CES 2020!
NEW PARENTS: Snoo, “The World’s Most Awarded Baby Bed,” I asked about EMFs and the reps said that you can turn off the Bluetooth function and noted that they spent a lot of money to add in a metal plate below the mattress to protect against any potential frequencies. I’d be curious to test the numbers. This is a pretty pricey item, but they do offer a monthly rental option.
NEW PARENTS:mamaRoo Sleep, “The mamaRoo sleep bassinet leverages the 5 unique motions of the 4moms® mamaRoo® infant seat to help your baby fall asleep and stay asleep longer.” What’s nice about this one is that it’s much more affordable than the Snoo, available in February at $330. You can also turn off the Bluetooth on this model as well.
SLEEP WATCH: WithingsScan Watch Definitely stylish and affordable, although doesn't appear to have an airplane mode (if you're concerned about EMFs) and won't be providing much info beyond passive sleep duration. But for some, it could be an inexpensive starter tracker over keeping a sleep diary.
CIRCADIAN RHYTHM LIGHT: Hatch Restore Hatch currently offers two circadian rhythm-centric lights called Rest and Rest+ for kids and babies. At CES, the debuted their new version for adults. Don't be confused by the video on their page appearing to only have static lighting options. They have assured me that it is fully customizable to whatever color you choose!
SNORING: Motion Pillow **CES 2020 Innovation Awards This was quite a popular booth.
BLUE LIGHT BLOCKERS: Lumos Flux Taglines include: “Light therapy glasses for night owls," and “Designed by former Apple Engineers & Clinically validated by Stanford Medicine.” Overall, I'm super excited to test this product down the road.
RACING THOUGHTS: Ebb Insomnia Therapy, This is a headband that cools your overheating, overthinking head. Yes, you read that right. A client of mine has their current model, which is pretty clunky (see crazy pic below of Yours Truly, working it like a snake charmer). The new model about to be released is much sleeker and can serve as a viable option to downshift from neurotic mode. It’s the modern-day equivalent of taking a chill pill. *I do not believe that this is not a long term solution, but if you're at a point when it’s this or Ambien...then, it’s weird gadget FTW.
I realize this is not sleeping related, but I’d be remiss if I didn’t point out the vast sex toy presence at CES this year. A number of you have mentioned the need to include this area in the conversation of achieving healthy sleep since it has the potential to serve as a fantastic stress-reducing ritual before bed. One brand that was interesting and received Refinery29’s, “Best of CES Award” was the Lioness [“Smart vibrators made by women”]. Their product came with an app displaying real-time muscle contractions during the female orgasms. According to one of the representatives, the strength of an individual’s orgasm changes throughout the time of day, presumably due to circadian rhythm fluctuations. Also, a big shout out to Satisfyer for giving me a free fancy product that connects to their app, just because!
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