In a world that never sleeps, the quest for sleep quality has become a paramount concern. As demands of modern life continue to escalate, a new trend has emerged: personalized sleep.
No more one-size-fits-all approach, nowadays individuals seek customized solutions to optimize their sleep (quality, habits, etc.). This trend reflects a desire for improved one’s well-being yet also signifies an even-deeper understanding of the relationship between sleep and health.
Personalized sleep is not just a passing idea; it's a profound acknowledgment of the unique nature of our sleep needs and its importance. Recognizing that everyone's sleep patterns, preferences, and challenges differ creates a new innovative movement towards personalized sleep, and aims to tailor the sleep experience to the sleeper. From bedtime routines to more general choices, the emphasis is on creating a sleep environment and routine that aligns with people’s needs and preferences.
There are a number of choices one can make to create a better personalization:
1. Understanding Circadian Rhythms
The first step in personalizing sleep is understanding your own circadian rhythms. The human “internal clock” regulates the body's sleep-wake cycle, influencing the best times to rest and for wakefulness. By identifying your natural circadian rhythms, you’ll be able to schedule your sleep, and to align with your body's optimal functioning, therefore promoting more effective rest.
2. Using Smart Sleep Trackers
Throughout your own biohacking journey, embrace the power of technology with smart sleep trackers. Devices that monitor your sleep patterns will surely provide insights about the duration and quality of your rest. Armed with information, you’ll be able to make better informed decisions regarding the adjustments of your sleep environment, bedtime routine, sleep hygiene or other lifestyle habits that impact your sleep.
3. Sleep Hygiene, Sleep Hygiene, Sleep Hygiene
Establishing a consistent bedtime routine is essential for signaling to your body that it's time to wind down. However, the specifics of this routine can vary widely from one to another. Whether it's reading a book, practicing mindfulness, aromatherapy, reducing blue light exposure, listening to calming music or taking a warm bath - every effort counts. And while winding down without your phone before sleep may sound dramatic, just lowering the amount of time you spend with it will already make a difference. Personalize your routine to suit your preferences and promote relaxation, all to provide your body with the optimal conditions to sleep well.
Personalized sleep, although being referred to as a trend, is here to stay. The growing understanding of the importance of sleep will soon become more common and affect everyone. By customizing our sleep environments, routines, and habits, we empower ourselves to achieve the restorative sleep our bodies and minds crave. We @elvy.ai empower our clients to find real, achievable solutions that will be long lasting and easy to use. Those were (and still remain) our main agendas while we create the next generation of sleeping quality and biohacking solutions.