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5 Ways to Improve Your Sleep with AI Tools and Coaching

A powerful combo for optimal Zzzs
Woman in bed using wearable sleep tracker

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You likely use AI tools in a variety of ways, both in your personal and professional life. ChatGPT or Bard can help you put together a quick quote for a press release or an itinerary for your upcoming vacation. AI can help you comb through lengthy amounts of data or act as your company’s first line of customer service. But could AI tools also help you sleep better?

As a busy professional, you may struggle to get in a full eight hours of sleep per night, or even a full seven. However, just because it may be difficult for you to get the appropriate amount of sleep, that doesn’t negate the fact that sleep deprivation can cause serious issues for your health and job performance. In some cases, these issues can even be life-threatening.

When used in conjunction with services provided by a health coach and a habit tracking app, AI makes an excellent tool to help improve overall sleep quality and reduce sleep deprivation. Here’s what you need to know.

The Importance of Sleep for Peak Performers

Not convinced sleep deprivation is really causing you any day-to-day problems beyond just feeling a little drowsy in the occasional meeting or during your commute? According to The Sleep Foundation, sleep deprivation reduces focus and concentration, makes errors and omissions more likely, can decrease ability to manage stressful situations, and exacerbates anxiety or depression. All told, your productivity takes a major hit.

However, in contrast, if you manage to get enough sleep, you’ll enjoy benefits such as improved memory and more effective knowledge acquisition, according to Harvard Business Review.

Building healthy sleep habits is one of the best things you can do for both your health and your productivity, as you get a high return on your investment of time.

So how can AI tools help?

6 Ways to Use AI Tools to Help Improve Your Sleep

According to Adrienne Farrell, Arootah’s Director of Corporate Wellness, “AI can be utilized to assist with improving sleep in many ways we are newly discovering. Think of it as your personal sleep assistant who can help you navigate barriers to sleep and find solutions that work for you.”

Here are six ways AI tools can improve your sleep.

1. Providing Sleep Recommendations

AI tools like ChatGPT can offer personalized bedtime routine suggestions and sleep improvement tips. By specifying your preferences (e.g., “Create a bedtime routine for someone who wants to be in bed by 10 PM”), these tools generate a customized schedule with specific recommendations on when to start winding down and which activities to include in your routine. Each activity can come with a corresponding timeline, enabling you to create a tailored plan to achieve a restful night’s sleep.

2. Monitoring and Analyzing Your Sleep Patterns

AI-powered sleep trackers, such as the Oura ring, can collect data on your sleep patterns, including duration, quality, and disturbances, providing valuable insights for improving sleep habits. These trackers are typically wearable devices (if you have a health-tracking wearable device already, it may have built-in sleep-tracking AI that you just haven’t utilized yet). In the morning, you’ll log into an app and be able to view your sleep analysis.

3. Creating a Smart Sleep Environment

AI tools can control various smart devices like smart lights, thermostats, and sound machines to create an optimal sleep environment tailored to your preferences. Set your smart home devices to turn down the lights at a certain time every night, cue the brown noise, or to turn down the thermostat before you hop into bed, signaling to your brain that it’s time to sleep.

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4. Waking You Up a Smarter Way

No one likes jerking awake to the sound of their cell phone’s alarm screaming out a nerve-wracking tune. AI-enabled alarm clocks can gently wake you up at the optimal time within your sleep cycle and personalized morning routine, minimizing grogginess and ensuring a more refreshed awakening. Some AI alarm clocks also offer features such as gradual lighting (to replicate a sunrise), sleep stories, and sleep exercises to help improve your sleep.

5. Detecting Sleep Disorders

AI tools and machine learning algorithms are proving to be able to advance sleep disorder diagnosis and treatment. A study showed that AI could replicate diagnostic scores for sleep staging, limb movements, and sleep apnea, at the same accuracy of a clinician.

Use Coaching + Habit Tracking Apps + AI Tools for Optimal Results

While the ways AI can enhance your sleep are undoubtedly remarkable, for substantial improvements, combining AI with a habit tracking app and a personal health coach can be truly transformative.

By leveraging AI tools, you can receive personalized sleep suggestions and valuable data. You can then engage in meaningful discussions with your personal health coach, who will assist you in setting specific sleep goals and guide you in their implementation. With unwavering support and accountability from your coach, you’re more likely to succeed in cultivating healthier sleep habits.

To ensure consistent progress, you can complement these efforts with a habit tracking app, such as the Habit Coach, which allows you to monitor your sleep habits and provides a daily score. This score can be shared with your coach, fostering a collaborative and tailored approach to achieving higher quality sleep.

The Bottom Line

Building better habits around your sleep is one of the most beneficial things you can do for both your health and your work performance.

Get started by working with a health coach to better assess your current health and define your goals. Then, download the Arootah Habit Coach app to begin tracking your sleep-related habits.

By using these resources together, along with the power of AI tools, you’ll begin to reap the benefits of a good night’s sleep, every night.

Disclaimer: This article is for general informational purposes only and is not intended to be and should not be taken as professional medical, psychological, legal, investment, financial, accounting, or tax advice. Arootah does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy, reliability, completeness, or suitability of its content for a particular purpose. Please do not act or refrain from acting based on anything you read in our newsletter, blog or anywhere else on our website.

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