Sleep therapy tools: What device(s) can help me stay asleep at night?

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What device(s) can help me stay asleep at night?

Question

I keep waking up in the middle of the night and each time I do, I have a lot of trouble getting back to sleep. I am not sure what is causing this, but each time it happens, I become so tired the next day that I can barely focus. Do you know of any devices that will stop me from waking up in the middle of the night?

Our answer

Getting a good night’s sleep is very important for a person’s health and wellbeing. If you find that you are experiencing a disrupted sleep more than two or three times a week, we encourage you to see a health care professional who can determine whether you have a more serious sleep disorder that requires medical treatment.

In the meantime, you may be interested in knowing about sleep therapy devices, which are designed to promote a deeper sleep. Below are some direct links to examples of such products:

  • Sound+Sleep Mini Sound Therapy Machine (at Best Buy Canada) is a highly-reviewed, battery-operated sleep aid tool designed for those who would like to get a deeper sleep. This device offers almost 50 unique sounds that are meant to promote a deeper night’s rest. Additionally, it neutralizes outdoor sounds by adjusting its volume in under a 10th of a second. This machine costs about $60 to $70 (Cdn) and is also available from other Canadian online retailers, including Staples Canada and amazon.ca
  • HoMedics SoundSpa (at Bed, Bath & Beyond Canada) is a  battery-operated sleep aid that promotes a deeper sleep by playing calm and gentle sounds. This device costs about $30 (Cdn), plus a shipping fee. 

If you would like more information on sleep in general, as well as healthy sleep tips, you may be interested in exploring the various resources listed on the Canadian Sleep Society's website.

 

Some technologies and devices may require an in-person assessment. Speak with your health care provider for additional information and support.

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