10 Tips for Better Sleep in the Healthy Home

10 Tips for Better Sleep in the Healthy Home

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Smart home builders should always be focusing on comfortable, healthy and accessible living for their clients, and a good night’s sleep is certainly part of the overall package.

“We see the bedroom as the next frontier in consumer technology for the home,” says Natalie Dautovich, Ph.D., environmental scholar with the National Sleep Foundation (NSF).

We’ve gathered ten tech-centric tips to help promote better sleep in the smart home. And builders shouldn’t sleep on these facts, as Dautovich believes implementing smart sleep tech into the home from the get-go is a very important move to consider.

This is especially true for the healthy home, as sleep plays a major role in your clients’ health and wellbeing.

“Smart thermostats, lighting and window coverings in particular are wonderful additions that will have a positive impact on the homeowners’ sleep,” says Dautovich. “The digital health space is growing exponentially and sleep is a critical aspect of health.”

NSF expects the digital health trend to contribute significantly to an overall sleep aid market of more than $76.7 billion by 2019.

10 Tips for Better Sleep

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[tps_title]1. Remove Phones and Tablets[/tps_title]

Avoid the hazardous blue light of phones, tablets, and laptops before bed.
Avoid the hazardous blue light of phones, tablets and laptops before bed.

1. Remove Phones and Tablets

It has been studied and shown that the blue light emitted from devices such as a smartphone, tablet, laptop or television is keeping your customers up at night.

Blue light messes with people’s natural production of melatonin, which is required to help them fall and stay asleep.

So what options do builders have to help consumers avoid the blue light?

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About The Author

Greg Vellante is a staff writer and multimedia specialist at TecHome Builder, as well as a content coordinator for AE Ventures events. He has over a decade of experience writing for various publications on topics that range from cinema to editorials to home technology. His favorite technologies fall into the A/V and home entertainment realm, and he’s keeping a close eye on the rising trends in robotics and virtual/augmented reality. Greg resides in Boston, holds a degree in Media Studies from Emerson College and pursues screenwriting/filmmaking in his free time.

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