Trend: Sleep-as­sist­ing kit

Up the qual­ity of your kip with a spe­cial­ist sleep tracker

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Sleep bet­ter with zzzz-mon­i­tor­ing tech

Mis­fit Bed­dit

This sur­rep­ti­tious sleep sen­sor is at­tached to a thin plas­tic strip rest­ing at chest level un­der­neath your mat­tress. It’s sen­si­tive enough to pick up heart rate, move­ment and snor­ing dur­ing the night, although it doesn’t sit there silently for half an hour then dig you vi­o­lently in the ribs as a hu­man part­ner would. An app col­lates the deets, be­fore an alarm rouses you dur­ing a light sleep cy­cle to awake re­freshed.

US$150, mis­, out now

Hello Sense

It may look like a lu­mi­nous, Tom Baker-era Dr Who prop but this sleep-track­ing orb has raised over $1 mil­lion on Kick­s­tarter. Con­nect­ing via Blue­tooth LE to a pil­low-at­tached “Sleep Pill”, it mon­i­tors your move­ments dur­ing the night with hu­mid­ity, tem­per­a­ture and prox­im­ity sen­sors. The app then hands you a “Sleep Score” each morn­ing which, if bad, may cause you to lose sleep. Irony.

US$129,, out Novem­ber

Withings Aura

A com­plete snooze so­lu­tion, if you will, this tracks tem­per­a­ture, noise and light pol­lu­tion as you doze, while a slightly in­con­ti­nence pad-style cloth sen­sor takes note of your heart rate and move­ment. Re­sults are col­lated on an app so you can op­ti­mise your bed and wake times/buy a house some­where more quiet/start tak­ing heavy tran­quilis­ers. It also emits a cool blue light to lull you to sleep and wakes you with a Tango sun­rise.

$TBC,, out su mmer

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