You might think that sleeping is a simple enough process. Just lie down, close your eyes, and wait for slumber. However, there are many obstacles which prevent us from getting an unhindered 40 winks; an unpleasantly hot room and watching TV before bed in particular. Luckily, a lot of smart people are out there are solving these night-time problems. A company called Saffron has designed something called the Drift TV box. The device plugs into your TV’s HDMI port and will slowly and subtly remove blue light from your screen, which is reported to be a major disruptor to sleep. Similarly, Eve makes mattresses that are made of materials that are designed to wick heat and sweat away from the body, helping you stay cool on hot nights.
Regular light from TVs, phones, computers, and tablets is said to be bringing on insomnia and sleep deprivation at an early age, as children using digital devices before bed is becoming more commonplace. When activated by the user, the Drift TV box will start to reduce blue light from your screen during the course of roughly an hour. Furthermore, Saffron also produce a light bulb that gradually fades from brightness to darkness in 37 minutes, which is said to replicate a sunset. No exact release date has been announced for the Drift TV box, although early 2016 is the company’s goal.