While many people associate biohacking with taking vitamins or exercising, most biohackers will tell you it’s about embracing a wellness-focused lifestyle and making changes to optimize health. Much of this begins with making healthy changes at home. For example, opting for an organic mattress instead of a conventional one can reduce chemical exposure.
I recently attended the 2022 Biohacking Conference. The event which took place at the Beverly Hilton was sponsored by Dave Asprey, who is frequently called the “Father of Biohacking.” While there were lots of interesting lectures by prominent names including Asprey himself and Dr. Will Cole, what truly stood out were all the interesting consumer products, especially for the home. Many of these products are very easy even for novice biohackers (or just those who want to prioritize wellness) to integrate into their lives. Here are five of the most interesting to consider.
We could all use a better night’s rest. But conventional mattresses can be filled with chemicals such as VOCs (volatile organic compounds) that can negatively impact your health and that of your family. So opting for a safe, organic mattress such as an Essentia can be a smart move toward a better lifestyle.
Essentia is the only brand that makes natural memory foam mattresses. Each one is handmade in a GOLS (Global Organic Latex Standard) and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard ) certified organic factory. Essentia’s Beyond LatexOrganic Foam is made with a variety of natural ingredients including hevea milk as well as jasmine and cornflower essences.
Essentia mattresses are incredibly comfortable and you can sleep more soundly knowing you aren’t exposing yourself to potentially dangerous chemicals. Essentia also makes pillows and pet beds, so even the smallest members of the family can hack their way to improved sleep.
Baloo Weighted Blankets
Weighted blankets have been lauded by biohackers and ordinary people alike. There’s are good reasons for this. According to the Sleep Foundation, the benefits of weighted blankets include easing stress and anxiety, calming the nervous system, and improving sleep quality.
Baloo weighted blankets are made of 100 percent pure cotton. Breathable and cooling, they have natural beads and zero synthetics. Better yet, Baloo’s blankets are also machine washable and dryer-safe. So you can skip the dry cleaner.
The brand has a full line of products from throw blankets to king-sized comforters and even a kid’s line. Unlike many weighted blankets and comforters, Baloo’s are pretty decorative. While the minimalist, modern aesthetic certainly stands out on its own, you can also add a trendy linen duvet cover. Choose from several colors including White, Blush Pink, Navy, and Oatmeal.
Sunlighten Red Light Sauna
The benefits of exposure to red and infrared light include detoxification, boosting heart health, improving muscle recovery after working out, immunity, relaxation, and weight loss. So have a sauna at home can be a true game changer.
Sunlighten saunas are beautifully designed and instantly make any home gym, bathroom, wellness facility, or backyard more luxurious. The brand has several options designed for one to four people. So the whole family can enjoy it together.
Each sauna is built with basswood, eucalyptus, or cedar woods. Every tongue-in-groove board is magnetically sealed (so there are no chemical glues) to create a safe, seamlessly engineered structure. Some models even have the option to add premium features such as a sound system or digital control board.
Waff Studio Max Classic
Float tanks have been one of the biggest biohacking trends in recent years. But having one at home or going to expensive float tank sessions isn’t feasible for most people. Fortunately, the Waff Studio Max Classic provides a similar experience and benefits for under $200. While it looks like a giant pool float (and can be used as one), it does so much more including releasing the body and muscles, improving relaxation and better quality sleep. It’s a truly immersive experience and best of all, you don’t get wet or need to shower afterward.
The Max Classic comes with a pump and inflates in just 90 seconds. Covers are available, so you can more stylishly leave this out in a home gym or wellness space. It safely holds one person up to 350 pounds. However, models for taller and heavier people are also available. Waff Studio also offers smaller versions of this product to use for fitness purposes.
Somavedic devices are designed to mitigate the negative of EMFs (electromagnetic fields), structure water, and neutralize free radicals. This incredible product line has a lot of research behind it, including many scientific studies. However, what makes the Somavedic one of the best biohacking devices available isn’t all the amazing things it can do, but that it requires minimal effort from the user to benefit. It just needs to be plugged in.
These products were created with aesthetics in mind. While each device has slightly different features, all of them add a pop of color to any space, whether it’s a bedroom, home office, or living room. The Somavedic Gold in particular stands out for looking more like a decorative art object than something designed to improve health and wellness.