Some of us are early birds while others are staunch night owls. No matter what your sleep preferences are, you can definitely benefit from developing a healthy morning routine.
This is surprisingly easy thanks to the range of tech-packed devices we have available at our fingertips. Having these options can help as well as hinder your life. So it’s necessary to work consciously towards streamlining your mornings. Once you find a routine that works for you, you’ll actually look forward to waking up and getting your day started. Here are some ways technology can turn your mornings around from grumpy to happy.
Use a Smart Alarm Clock
If the snooze button is your best friend, you may need a little help waking up. Try a tech-enabled alarm clock that won’t let you give into your snoozing habit. You can choose from a wide range of options—like an alarm clock that runs away from you, or one that charges you money every time you hit snooze. If you’re looking for something a bit more scientific, the Sleepace SleepDot Mini Sleep Monitor will provide you with real-time monitoring of your sleep cycles, your body movements and your sleep time. It can detect when you are at the lightest part of your sleep and start waking you up within 30 minutes prior to the time you set, as you would have done naturally. Some fitness trackers and wearables like the Fitbit Charge 2 perform the same functions all day long. The difference being the monitoring is based on heart rhythm.
Listen to the News As You Get Ready
You may love reading newspapers and scrolling through apps for your morning dose of news. However, this habit could be using up precious time that you don’t have. This is where smart speakers come in. These connected devices can read you the news, your calendar appointments and the weather as you go about your morning tasks. This kind of multitasking can save you valuable time. The Amazon Echo spot is a good option to consider due to its versatility. Not only does it play music, audiobooks, and videos, it also functions as an alarm clock. Since you can control it with Alexa voice commands, your hands are left free to do other things.
Your coffee and what you should know about hydration
For coffee lovers, there’s nothing better than the smell of freshly brewed coffee waiting through the house. Thanks to the number of smart coffee makers hitting the market soon, you will be able to brew your morning cup from bed via an app. The Nespresso Expert Espresso Machine is a great option that lets you set a timer the night before. If your family members have different coffee preferences, you can even set personalized options.
But what a lot of studies recently proved is the importance of hydration in the morning. It helps you waking your mental functions up, improving your digestive system, eliminating toxins and reducing your caloric consumption during breakfast. The Ozmo Active Smart Bottle is a great choice for monitoring your water consumption during the day! Thanks to the app, you can track your progress on your smartphone throughout the day and reach your hydration goals to feel healthy and energized. This smart bottle can be linked with an activity tracker such as FitBit to personalize hydration goals based on your activity through the day. And last but not least, the system works with water but also just as well with coffee.
Despite some negative propaganda against it, setting up a smart home packed with technology can be a game changer for your mornings. Technology can become a healthy part of your routine if you use these devices correctly. So bring some direction to your life with smart devices to cultivate happier mornings.