An Entrepreneur news report indicates that research and a growing public awareness of the importance of sleep have reinvigorated the sleep industry.
Enter the burgeoning business of sleep. From high-tech apps to reinvented beds, entrepreneurs and established companies are working to provide solutions and meet the desire for products and services that support better rest.
Technology and screen time are typically associated with negative effects on sleep, but some developers are finding ways our smartphones and tablets can be beneficial. White-noise apps like Sleep Pillow Sounds and Relax Melodies are proving quite popular, and are much easier to carry around than a traditional sound machine. Others, like the Sleep Cycle alarm clock, and Sleepbot, take a deeper approach, actually tracking and monitoring sleep habits with a phone’s accelerometer and microphone, providing users with helpful data and tools to better understand their personal sleep patterns.