Can These Gadgets Improve Your Mental Health?

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Technology is often seen to have a negative impact on our mental health – yet in some cases, it’s being used to boost wellbeing. From SAD lamps to infrared sauna blankets, we highlight five of the best wellness gadgets on the market right now.

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Lumie Halo

Lumie Halo

Suffering from SAD (seasonal affective disorder)? Lumie’s Halo is a light therapy lamp designed to combat the winter blues, using both warm-white and cool-white LEDs to mimic the wellbeing benefits of sunlight. In ‘Day Mode’ the light helps boost productivity and energy, while ‘Evening Mode’ creates a calm environment for winding down before sleep.

SHOP: lumie.com

Infared Sauna Blanket

HigherDOSE Infared Sauna Blanket V3

Infared saunas have been a staple on the wellness scene for a few years now – but during the pandemic, the at-home version soared in popularity. Devotees report glowing health benefits, both physical and mental. The HigherDOSE Infrared Sauna Blanket V3, for instance, is designed to increase the body’s thermal energy, promoting a temporary increase in blood flow which results in a serotonin hit.

SHOP: higherdose.com

Neom Wellbeing Pod

Neom Wellbeing Pod Diffuser

Neom is known for its calming candles, but its electric oil pod diffuser takes relaxation to the next level. At the touch of a button a mist of scented vapour will fill the room, with essential oils chosen for their wellbeing boosting qualities. Whatever you’re after, there’s a scent for you – whether that’s de-stressing, better sleep or more energy.

SHOP: neomorganics.com



Wearables, too, are becoming more mindful. A pioneer in this area is the doppel, a unique device which works by creating a silent vibration on the inside of your wrist, designed to mimic the ‘lub-dub’ of a heartbeat. It’s backed by studies which show that slower tempos result in calm emotional states, while fast rhythms are associated with emotional states such as joy and excitement. You can use the five preset rhythms – relaxed, calm, focused, alert and energised – or create your own, then use the touch controls to switch between them, adjust the intensity and more.

SHOP: feeldoppel.co.uk

Kokoon’s Relax Headphones

Kokoon’s Relax Headphones

If you struggle with getting a good night’s kip, these headphones could help. Crafted to send you to sleep – and assist you in staying in peaceful slumber through the night – they feature a mix of soundscapes, meditations, CBT practices and more, using adaptive audio to fade and pause as you drift off. Specialist sleep data also monitors your sleep, using the data to create personalised advice. Choose between in-ear nightbuds and bigger headphones.

SHOP: uk.kokoon.io

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