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Best Sleep Trends For 2021: What To Expect In Technology

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Best Sleep Trends For 2021: What To Expect In Technology

If 2020 has solidified one thing, it’s that most of us are bad at getting a good night’s sleep. But when sleep-deprived nights are a constant, you might find yourself desperate for a solution to lock in some decent shut-eye, and technology might just have your back.

Technological sleep trends are determined to transform the way we sleep with the advent of solutions for snoring, sleep anxiety, light sleepers, and more.

From smart lights to hi-tech mattresses, sleep technology aims to revolutionize sleep with smart innovations that may teach you how to sleep better. We’ve rounded up some of the best sleep trends in technology that can help you get a better night’s sleep in 2021.

Smart Earbuds

Best Sleep Trends For 2021: Smart Earbuds

Jarring noises can be disruptive to sleep, and anyone with loud neighbors or a partner who snores like a freight train can attest to that.

But when it comes to blocking out the sound, there aren’t too many comfortable options out there. You could wear noise-canceling headphones, but sleeping with a pair doesn’t exactly guarantee a good night’s rest. For one thing, you might be able to sleep on your back, but if you’re a side-sleeper or stomach-sleeper, chunky headphones are just going to get in the way.

On the plus side, one of the sleep trends of 2021 is likely to be smart earbuds that block out external sounds and are more comfortable to wear.

Bose jumped on this sleep trend and launched a pair of smart, noise-canceling earbuds that are designed solely for sleep. The Bose Sleepbuds II doesn’t play any music but has preloaded sleep sounds that can help you fall and stay asleep. The best part is these earbuds have a long battery life, up to 10 hours when fully charged, and they’ll stay in place even if you move around throughout the night.

Wake-Up Lights

Nightlights are a bedroom essential for many people, but what do you do when it’s a dark winter’s morning, and you’re comfortably cocooned under your favorite faux fur blanket? It can be hard to wake up and even harder to get out of bed.

But wake-up lights are one of the best indicators of the innovative link between sleep and technology. These lights are designed to help you get out of bed by mimicking the effect of a sunrise.

This sleep trend works by providing a gentle signal to your body that it’s time to wake up. A wake-up light is also not as harsh on the eyes as fluorescent overhead lights or direct sunlight.

Notably, Philips developed a smart wake-up light designed to make you feel refreshed and energetic when you wake up in the morning. The light pours in softly at first and then gradually increases in intensity within 30 minutes of waking up. You can also simulate sunset or use the wake-up light as a nighttime reading lamp.

Adjustable Bed Frame

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Regardless of whether you share a bed or not, an adjustable bed frame is the best way to customize your comfort, and this sleep trend is likely to take off even more in 2021. An adjustable base offers multiple comfort levels so that you can raise your head, feet, or both. It can also help improve blood circulation, digestion and ease discomfort associated with pregnancy.

Puffy’s adjustable bed frame is designed for all mattresses and features 3-speed, dual massage motors built into the frame. The bed frame even has dual USB charging ports for added convenience, so you don’t have to hunt around your room for a charging outlet.

In case you wake up in the middle of the night, you can utilize the adjustable bed base’s LED lighting, which offers a soft-white indirect glow that’s not too harsh on the eyes.

Destressing Headband

We’ve all experienced the throes of sleep anxiety. You’re tired, but you just can’t bring yourself to fall asleep because your mind’s racing with thoughts. Some of them don’t even have any present-day significance, but still, as soon as the anxiety kicks in, shutting off your mind becomes impossible.

Destressing headbands are a good solution and might even become one of the major sleep trends of 2021.

Muse’s headband is designed to help you fall asleep faster by making it easier for you to relax. The headband essentially acts as your personal meditation assistant, an ideal tool for those who want to get into meditation but struggle to clear their mind altogether. Muse’s headband uses sensors to measure brain activity and helps you recognize when your mind is most active and most calm.

Coffee Alarm Clock

Coffee Alarm Clock

Many people say they can’t function in the morning without first having a cup of coffee, and if you can relate, this sleep trend is likely to be your favorite.

An alarm clock that doubles as a coffee machine might sound like something straight out of a dream, but it exists. Barisieur’s coffee alarm clock starts brewing a fresh cup of coffee or tea at your pre-selected time. It comes equipped with a small built-in refrigerator where you can keep milk and drawers to hold your sweeteners.

With this high-tech alarm clock, you won’t be jolted out of a deep slumber by a blaring alarm. Instead, you can wake up to a cup of coffee and enjoy a smoother start to your day.

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A decade ago, no one might’ve been able to fathom the idea of a mattress-in-a-box or a mattress that can regulate temperature. But sleep technology has transformed the way we think about sleep, and hi-tech beds are likely to be a booming sleep trend. Even as the years go by, more and more formulations are bound to hit the market, targeting specific sleepers’ needs.

The Puffy Royal Mattress is a luxuriously soft memory foam mattress intended to offer targeted support, temperature regulation, and comfort with Cloud Air Technology. Designed with the innovative foam sculpting and shaping technique of Cloud Air Technology, the Puffy Royal is one of the most comfortable mattresses out there. It provides a unique, 5-layer zoned support system. Each zone is designed to support the body part that lays on it, which means you’re likely to notice a softer feel on your head, neck, shoulders, and feet.

Technological sleep trends are going to be on the rise for the foreseeable future. But you can’t rely on sleep trends alone to get a good night’s rest. When it comes to sleep and technology, it’s best to try out a few gadgets in combination with natural solutions for a better night’s rest, such as developing healthy sleep hygiene habits and unwinding before bed.


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Which sleep trend are you most excited to try in 2021? Let us know in the comments! 


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Disclaimer. We love sleep and we want you to get the best sleep possible. But we do not provide medical advice. This blog is intended for informational purposes only. It is not a substitute for professional medical info, diagnosis, or treatment. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on our blog.


Certified Sleep Science Coach

Written by Monica Chinsami, Certified Sleep Science Coach

Monica is a writer who is passionate about the connection between wellness and sleep. She believes sleep has the power to unlock our greatest potential for health and happiness. Topics she's covered range from well-being, to the latest trends in sleep health and bedroom aesthetics. Monica holds a BA in Journalism from Monash University and is a Certified Sleep Science Coach.


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