Anxiety disorders affect nearly a fifth of Americans, with constant connectedness, loneliness, and divisive politics exacerbating their feelings of distress and potentially leading to sleep problems. How is the Gravity Blanket helping people rest easier without relying on prescription solutions?
Many Americans struggle to wind down at the end of the day, with one in three getting less than seven hours of shut-eye each night. But there are better ways to doze off than counting sheep. Sleep With Me is a purposefully dull podcast that sends listeners to sleep before they can finish an episode.
One in three Americans report getting less than seven hours of rest each night, while 63% of Britons are unhappy with the amount of sleep they get – but could simply playing certain sounds improve sleep quality? The Rain Rain app promises to help you drift off with white noise and relaxing sounds.
The rise of athleisure has prompted brands to make comfortable clothing that’s fashionable as well as functional. Santa Monica-based Lunya is now shaking up the sleepwear market in a similar manner, offering stylish pyjamas and loungewear that work to improve the wearer’s slumber.
Since the industrial revolution, sleep has been compromised for the sake of productivity. But as studies reveal its importance to physical and mental health, companies are beginning to encourage better slumber. How are tech and medicine stepping in to repay our collective sleep debt?