By Ktristen Schepker, Contributing Writer
If a better night’s rest is what you’re after, think twice before using a sleep tracker.
An abundance of modern health and wellness technologies promise benefits like improved sleep and relaxation. But research indicates that sleep tracking devices can actually reinforce some users’ sleep-related stress, making peaceful slumber even harder to attain.
Sleep Aids Gain Popularity
Of the myriad personal health and fitness gadgets on the market today, sleep trackers are among the most popular. The global market for sleep aids, including devices, medications, special mattresses and pillows, sleep tests and monitors, is already worth billions, and is projected to grow from $81.2 billion in 2020 to $112.7 billion by 2025. The category includes products like reading lights, noise machines, weighted blankets, and even “smart” mattresses that monitor sleep quality.
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