Will better technology solve our sleep sorrows?

TECH RADAR, OCT 2017

As if the current political climate hasn’t given us enough to worry about, last week Professor Matthew Walker, the Director of the Centre for Human Sleep Science at the University of California, Berkeley, made headlines for claiming that sleep deprivation can negatively affect “every aspect of our biology” and is widespread in modern society.
 
In an interview with The Guardian Walker states that lack of sleep can contribute to a range of mental and physical illnesses, including Alzheimer’s, cancer, obesity and poor mental health.
 
With that in mind, it’s no surprise tech brands are bolstering their efforts to try and solve our sleep problems for good. But are more devices really the answer to better sleep?