From smartphone apps that provide detailed sleep data to mattresses equipped with sleep sensors, the Daily Mail looks at some new technology and how it can help improve sleep.

Dr Guy Meadows, a sleep psychologist at the Sleep School in London, warns that unless used properly, they may exacerbate the problem.

He said: ‘In chronic insomnia the main culprit can be the high level of anxiety that can keep people from going to sleep.

‘Sleep trackers can cause people to become obsessive and that can increase the anxiety further.’

A recent survey by the Royal Society for Public Health revealed that the average adult in the UK sleeps for around 6.8 hours a night.

On average experts recommend people get around 7.7 hours of sleep each night in order to wake up feeling refreshed.

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