Bulletproof Gift Guide 2018: Sleep
$149 for box set
If you’re like most people, you’re staring at an electronics screen all day and for a good part of the night. All that blue light exposure is messing with your sleep — blue light suppresses melatonin, the hormone that tells your body it’s time to sleep. It tricks your brain into thinking it’s daytime. Blue light blocking glasses go a long way to protecting your eyes from too much junk light exposure. The TrueDark Classic Twilight and Daywalker box set gives you 24-hour protection: One pair for the daytime, and another pair with a more powerful lens at night. And as a bonus — people automatically think you’re someone important when you wear quirky glasses. (Exhibit A: Bono).
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You wear this buzzed-about device on your finger, and it gives you data about your sleep, your heart rate, and body temperature. Armed with this information, you’re able to make tweaks to continually improve your sleep. Bear in mind that the ring takes 9 weeks to custom-make and deliver, so it likely won’t arrive in time for the holidays. But just knowing an OURA Ring is on the way should be enough to make any biohacker’s holiday more jolly.
Philips’ SmartSleep headband aims to deepen the rest you’re already getting. In-built sensors track your sleep patterns — when the device detects deep sleep, it plays soft sounds to amplify your amount of slow brain waves. The result? You spend the same amount of time asleep, but you wake up feeling more rested and refreshed. Learn more here about sleep headbands and how they work.
Weighted blankets can lower anxiety and improve sleep. Heavier than typical bedding, weighted blankets feel like a gentle hug, calming your nervous system while you sleep. The Gravity Blanket raised nearly $5 million on crowdfunding site Kickstarter last year, and it remains one of the most popular weighted blankets on the market. You can choose between three different weights (a 15-, 20-, and 25-pound option), and it comes in gray, midnight blue, or ivory. Gravity is also offering a limited edition azure blue blanket for $269, which includes a year-long subscription to the Calm meditation app. Read more here about the science-backed benefits of weight blankets.
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