It used to be that the best you could do to get a good night's sleep was to avoid coffee and get to bed on time. Thanks to technology, now we can do so much more.
That leads me to Beddit Sleep Monitor. This is a thin sensor band you put across your mattress. While you're sleeping, it monitors your heart rate, breathing activity, sleep cycle, sleep time, snoring and how many times you exit the bed.
Beddit sends this information to your smartphone or tablet via Bluetooth and in the morning you can pull up your information in a smartphone app. This lets you see what might be disrupting your sleep or your long-term sleep trends.
The app also includes tips to help you get better sleep, and even lets you monitor your entire family from one account, so you can keep a nighttime eye on your kids. Unlike many other sleep systems, this one has been a part of peer-reviewed scientific studies that vouch for its accuracy.
Beddit is available now and costs $149.
Watch this video to see Beddit in action: