Technology versus Insomnia

Bed and other products manufacturers offer new solutions to an old problem. If you roll over on your bed all night because you are hot, anxious or uncomfortable, keep reading.

Because of this, they are developing new ways to fight insomnia, including the recently introduced in the Real Estate Fair in Las Vegas and in the High Point Market exhibit, two of the biggest exhibits on the field in the United States.

Among the newest tendencies we have:

– Anti-sweat mattresses which use/employ new fabrics that allow a better air flow so you can have a fresher sleep. Two Dormia and Hollandia International queen-size-beds which include technology in their manufacture are sold from USD 1,500 to 2,800.
– Homeopath mattresses which contain scents like lavender, chamomile, rose and marigold that have been popular for a long time in Europe have finally arrived in the United States. The scents are natural soothing products and some even have antibacterial properties.

– With the use of nanotechnology, the manufacturers insert millions of lavender micro-capsules to the top layer of a mattress. When you lie down, some of the capsules break and the fragrance is released. A Magniflex Lavender Comfort queen-sized bed is sold for USD 1,899.

– Beds made with organic materials, which apparently help people with allergies or who are susceptible to chemical elements which are released by synthetic materials. Less aggressive materials with the environment such as: wool, cotton, solid wood and natural latex are used by companies such as: OMI, north of California, co-founded by writer Walter Bader, who is susceptible to this substances. His OrganicPedic Sierra mattress costs USD 1.995, while the vegetal-foam Ecomfort and a version of certified organic cotton of the Aireloom vary from two thousand to three thousand dollars, it will depend on the size.

–  Light futons are a new trend, a replacement of the traditional voluminous bed. Futons are well received by those who don’t want to spend in convertible sofas, in beds which are more expensive and take more room. New versions use a new foam style with plush, versatile and durable.

According to Michael Nermon, VP of the Specialty Sleep Association, other tendencies include custom-made mattresses, for example with one tough side and a smooth one, for couples with different preferences.

The advances in the bed manufacturing American industry in recent years mean that consumers can find a larger variety of national products instead of the imported ones.

How to avoid insomnia and get a better sleep?

The demands for a personal technology have made manufacturers design more advanced beds, with everything and televisions or docks for your iPod. A user can turn his bed into a comfortable office during the day, but experts say that it must a comfortable mattress for night time. They say you need to relax your brain with a book, a tranquil conversation or lonely daydreaming condition in order to rest better.

5 tips to have a better sleep

  1. A light and comfortable mattress is better than one which is tough, specially if you have a backache.
  2. Do you sleep with a dog? That’s not a good idea. Many believe it’s comfortable to have pets near, but animals don’t understand how to share space. You should better provide them with a place near your bed.
  3. Follow the natural light pace. Our biological clocks are strongly influenced by light. While we are exposed to lighter conditions during the day, we will sleep better. Keep your bedroom as dark as possible and use low-illumination lamps in the bathroom.
  4. Sleep fresh. Generally, temperatures above 75º Fahrenheit and below 54 Fahrenheit interrupt sleep. Our internal temperature drop during night time, so most of us will sleep better in a fresher place.
  5. Dripping or clock sounds. Remove annoying noise if they interrupt your resting time. On the other hand, some people, like the ones who live in the cities, can feel anxious if the environment is too quiet. When traveling, take a piece of equipment which produces a pleasant background sound or a portable mechanical clock.