3 ways to use tech to sleep better
Because Luna tracks your sleep cycle, it can work with your alarm clock to wake you at the ideal moment in your sleep cycle; no more groggy mornings. It can even learn your The blue light from most screens tricks your brain into thinking it is ...
April 10, 2015
Light tunes up: Zedcon's strip of LED lights sync with your music
Feeling blue? Perhaps Zedfy's Zedcon, a strip of smart LED lights, can elevate your mood. Connected through your smartphone, the product's small controller can alter individual bulbs in its digital LED strips to any of 16 million color options, leaving ...
April 9, 2015
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
The train company once sold a travel watch with a fold-away blue leather case, and its descendant now offers a holder on the walls of its train staterooms for the traveler who wants to hang an old family pocket watch, maybe even to tell time. “In the ...
March 18, 2015
All 63 major Apple Watch apps to download at launch
Apple Watch straps the alarm to your wrist and the digital crown sets the right time. Siri also helps out, expanding upon one of my favorite World clock needs to come to an Apple Watch face near you. It's a fine-looking app, one in which Apple asks ...
April 9, 2015
The Week's Best Apps for Android, iPhone, iPad, and Windows Phone
SleepWin: This isn't your standard run-of-the-mill alarm clock app, this one also tracks your sleep and analyses it all so you know how you're doing. While you're sleeping it will record your sleep and any ambient noise, and the alarm will endeavour to ...
March 16, 2015
Constantly connected: Why there's power in switching off
In schools we have platforms and software to write our reports, manage our timetables, store our lesson materials, deliver lessons online, check students' work for plagiarism and put our newsletters in the digital hand of every one of our parents ...
March 27, 2015
Hacking the biological clock
Ancient Egyptians used water clocks to measure the passage of time. Mechanical clocks started ticking away in 14th-century Europe; and pocket watches, in the 17th century. Timex was founded in 1854 and Rolex in 1905. Today, you might use a smartphone ...
February 23, 2015
My work choice doesn't allow couch snuggles, bottles and pancakes at any and every moment. It is daily hard to say good bye, to see pictures that are sent to me, to be uncertain of what they are doing, to wonder why they are tired at night (or maybe not), why they are starving, have blue finger nails or are telling me what they did... It is painful to hear him say "I missed you. It is sad to find out that they learned something new. It's challenging, to answer questions of why do we have to, I don't want to, can't we do this. As I fight sleep (or my early alarm) its sad to debate in my head about what has to get done. These all still get done between snuggles and the work day. I am not here to say one choice is above the other, but I am here to say that being a working mom is hard.
but news of the radio leant urgency to every footstep, every breath. The balance of things teetered, moved off the centre. For many it was the end of things. The Community moved decisively. If that was supposed to scare them they showed no sign of it. In fact some men skipped the meeting and headed straight for the airlock – they were out before the alarm was raised, by which the Community learned that other men had assisted them. As daughter of the Community Leader, Alice Phillips could not be shot or beaten – she might be bribed. If there were men running upstairs, and that was of course an illusion caused by some beacon like machine – then she would be better off ruling below as sole monarch someday. But Alice was too proud to wipe her own memory, and recognised signs that The Stay was coming to an end. She wanted to be upstairs, making her mark on the outer world. There were quests and monsters she had battled in the console games, and she was ready to try the real thing. Alice Hancock had spent her life on the outer, and only ever desired to be at the centre of the world she knew – she would fight to preserve the Community if it meant that she could soon own it. “Top shit”, she thought.
Do you remember the time when you could sleep through anything, especially an alarm clock. Unfortunately for many of us, getting consistently deep and restful sleep provides more of a challenge now. We all know the feeling of waking up in the morning feeling fatigued, maybe moody and with an inability to focus, especially after several nights of fitful sleep. We really know if we get enough sleep when we wake up rested in the morning. Long-term sleep deficiency is linked to many health problems such as mild depression, anxiety, high blood pressure, decrease immunity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Like a vicious cycle, we are also more likely to sleep poorly due to “sleep apnea” when we’re overweight. To further bolster the sleep and obesity link, studies have shown that leptin (our bodies “I feel full” hormone) levels in our blood decrease and grehlin levels (our brain’s “I feel hungry” hormone) increase with insufficient sleep. Alcohol makes us more tired initially but interferes with a deep and restful sleep throughout the night. Eliminate the bedroom lights, especially the blue lights found in digital devices, as well as the bedroom TV and last minute social media checks, and you’ll sleep better.
Light tunes up: Zedcon’s strip of LED lights sync with your music
Feeling blue? Perhaps Zedfy‘s Zedcon ... more functional uses for the lights. Do you dread your alarm clock’s monotone buzz every morning? With Zedcom’s smart timer feature, you can set it so that you’ll regularly awaken to a mellow aura of ...
April 8, 2015
Tweens go off the grid
The most daunting aspect is the absolute ban on any digital devices for the entire ... They couldn’t check the time or set an alarm without resorting to anachronisms like watches and alarm clocks. In addition to finding new ways to access information ...
March 30, 2015