Your home is your sanctuary, but an alarming number of people today suffer from a great deal of anxiety and stress every day. Whether something has triggered stress in your life, or you simply have too much anxiety, you will probably bring those feelings home with you and sometimes think nothing can fix it. Well, technology these days seems to have a solution for most problems and may even offer creative solutions to help combat those feelings. From advanced security measures for peace of mind at home to device apps, wearable devices, and new therapy types; technology has many solutions to common problems.
Here are five impressive technology advancements that could help reduce your stress levels in your home.
According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, around 50 million adults over the age of 18 suffer from an anxiety disorder. While anxiety is highly treatable with a range of techniques, technology is proving its worth too. There are many different apps on the market for Android and iOS devices designed to help manage your stress and anxiety levels. You can learn breathing exercises, listen to calming music, and even practice mindfulness. It’s like having a support network at the touch of a button.
Chronic stress not only affects your mental wellbeing but your overall health as well. If you are suffering from anxiety and stress, then consider one of the many wearable devices to detect it then offer a solution. Building on the foundation of a mood ring, a wearable device, such as Spire, can sense your emotions, physiological signs, and breathing patterns. If it picks up anything abnormal, it will send tips and wellness suggestions to your mobile device to help you through.
In 2015, a pilot study showed the efficacy of a new form of neurostimulation therapy for mental health, known as the Fisher Wallace Simulator. This neurostimulation device, with FDA approval, is used to help anxiety, insomnia, depression, and even bipolar depression. The Fisher Wallace Simulator is a headband that, when set over your temples, releases serotonin and dopamine. Those who wear it can notice stress reduction and increased feelings of happiness.
Internet-Based Support Groups
An incredible technology advancement for anxiety reduction has been the internet and, more specifically, internet-based support groups. If you are feeling anxious, stressed, or depressed at any time of the day or night, you will be able to find a support group with someone online and ready to listen. When you reach a peak anxiety level, it can feel like there is no one around that can help. While support might be lacking in your life, it never will be on the internet. Technology has brought everyone closer together.
Property Security Devices
Finally, you should be able to feel safe and secure in your home, your haven, your paradise. However, that’s not always the case. If you struggle with anxiety due to a home invasion, theft, or fear of it, then maybe a smart lock and other property security devices could be worth considering. Smart locks allow access with a pin code, app, and Bluetooth, as opposed to everyday access with a key. You can change the lock code, check it via mobile, and always know your door is secure – whether you’re at home or not. Other security devices worth your consideration could be security cameras, fencing, and automatic security lighting.