According to the American Sleep Association or ASA, 50-70 million American adults suffering from sleep disorders and insomnia became a major health issue that the country is grappling with. Nearly 30 percent American adults report short-term sleep problems, whereas 10 percent self-report chronic insomnia.

Sleep disorders in the United States have reached such a stage that 37.9 percent Americans fall asleep unintentionally during the day at least once. To lessen the number of people suffering from sleep disorders, developers and creators are at work to create an AI or Artificial Intelligence system that can ensure that they get a good night’s sleep.

Innovation in the area of Artificial Intelligence is boundless, and one can expect to see such new technology being used and developed to combat sleeping disorders.

Technologies that can ensure good sleep

To improve the quality of sleep in Americans, medical professionals and doctors for decades have been studying sleeping patterns and looking for ways of improvement. Although there have been some important developments, the situation is still far from being in control. However, at this point in time, technology is seen as a solution to sleep disorders. To understand how artificial intelligence can ensure healthier sleep, let's look into some of the technologies that are currently being used and developed to tackle the situation.

Nanit: a camera for new parents

It is widely known that new parents seldom get sufficient sleep in the presence of a newborn whose REM cycle is yet to be perfect. Thus, both the baby and the parent often go sleepless nights after nights. Also, new parents tend to check on their baby quite sometimes at night. The Nanit is an innovative nursery camera that can be placed above the baby’s crib to stream live HD video of the child.

Apart from round the clock monitoring, the Nanit also provides the parents sleep insights and analytics giving them a detailed look at their baby’s sleep behavior.

The ReST Bed

The ReST Bed is still in development and primarily allows the user to customize the mattress according to their liking. The bed employs sensors to detect and respond to pressure automatically.

Thus, the bed allows the user to set the levels of firmness for each of the five zones used for sleeping on the side or the back. Even if one changes their position at night, the bed automatically adjusts to the change of body pressure.