Sleep Number’s new smart mattress promises to improve your sleeping using technology.
As the internet of things is growing it was expected that more and more thing which nobody would have thought that could be technologized before are now becoming “smart” and “connected”. It is the case with a new smart mattress created by Sleep Number.
The smart mattress will get on the market in the second half of the year and it is expected to cost around $1000 for a queen-size. The bed, named simply “It Bed” is going to connect to the internet to help improving your sleep.
It Bed will use built-in biometric sensors to analyse your body and track its signals. It will measure your breathing and heart rates and track your movement. All the measurements will make up a Sleep IQ score which will be shown on the owner’s smartphone in the morning. The Sleep IQ will tell you how well you slept during the previous night.
The smart mattress will come with an app that will be able to also offer personalized recommendations to help improve your sleep quality. It might tell you to make lifestyle and behaviour changes.
Being designed for two people the bed can track two bodies at the same time so both you and your partner will be able to get a better sleep thanks to your connected mattress. Besides the biometrics, the mattress comes with foam-filled air chambers separated on each side of the bed. This means that you will be able to customize the firmness, support and comfort of your own side of the bed.
If those features were not enough to convince you, It Bed will use Bluetooth and Wi-Fi to communicate not only with your smartphone but also with third party connected devices in your house. For example if the mattress feels you are sweating during the night it could communicate to a smart thermostat to lower the temperature or if it feels you are cold it could tell the thermostat to increase the temperature so you can sleep comfortable.
Sleep Number, a company based in Minneapolis is especially targeting Millennials who are starting to buy their first own beds and might be more attracted to the internet of things than older generations.
The company claims that the It Bed, which will be available in six different sizes, comes in a box and it only takes the consumer around 15 minutes to install it.
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