Sweet Dreams, thanks to technology?
Many young adults face sleeping problems that are caused by their interaction with technologies such as their smartphone. Mitigating the interaction with technology in the bedroom, for instance via a sleep technology that could cancel out the use of other technologies, could dissolve most of the sleeping problems for young adults. Therefore, this study focused on what the decisive factors are for young adults that determine the need for such sleep technology. In order to form an answer, 15 semi-structured interviews and one focus group interview were conducted with people within this age group to identify their needs. The results discovered that young adults are well able to act upon their own needs regarding sleep. This indicates that there is relatively little need for a technology that can cancel out the use of other technologies. This resulted in the conclusion that the decisive factors that determine the need for sleep technology that cancels out the use of other technologies for young adults are that young adults are well able to act upon their own needs regarding sleep and that there are cheaper alternatives available
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