Modern working environment and technology has played a major role in changing the way humans used to live. It has impacted our most important component i.e. sleep. Let’s start with some background information on the science behind this.
Circadian rhythms are internal clocks that help control things such as: when you are awake, sleepy, producing hormones, body temperature and cognitive function.
Melatonin is our sleep hormone. We do not produce much melatonin during the day. Melatonin begins to be produced in the evening and increases during the nights. Then, just before we wake up, it begins to return to the lowest level. This rise and fall of melatonin is a function of circadian rhythm. The imbalance in the above points can lead to the most common sleep disorders, including: Insomnia, Obstructive sleep apnea, REM sleep behavior disorder, Parasomnia, Sleep paralysis, Restless legs syndrome, Circadian rhythm disorder Narcolepsy.
On the counter part, technology has also aided in managing the sleep disorders. Various specifically designed products, application etc. have been launched in the past few years that are aiding individuals to manage and prevent these types of disorders. The sleep data can be locally collected with the help of these devices or can be extracted from the health API’s. A well calculated algorithm then works upon the same, providing customized wellness plans to manage the sleep wellness. If followed correctly, it has resulted in preventing and managing these sleep disorders.
At smartData we have a team of experts to develop such applications to cater the needs of people with the sleep disorder. One of such case study where the hardware device is used for development of smart pillow app that tracks your sleep, wakes you with light, nature sounds and revolutionizes your wake-up experience, every day. Contact us for developing such solutions.