Sleep Number's 360 bed self-adjusts to suit the user's sleeping position, and features foot-warming and anti-snoring functions.
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For the first time in CES history, an exhibition showcase was put up specifically for smart gadgets that will put people to sleep literally. Products that revolve around sleep technology have been featured in previous shows; however, most models then were limited to monitoring devices and fitness tracker bands.
At this year's edition, connected versions of sleep monitors and sensors, alarm clocks and furniture were on display, with a self-adjusting smart bed taking center stage.
Equipped with a SleepIQ technology using biometric sensors, Sleep Number's 360 bed keeps track of the user's sleeping patterns regularly, including position, breathing and heart rates, and other nighttime habits. These information are recorded and can be monitored via an accompanying app that is suitable for Android and iOS devices. The bed can also be connected to other fitness trackers such as the Nest and Fitbit.
With these gathered data, and with pressure sensors, the 360 bed self-adjusts its shape to fit the user's current sleeping position for optimal slumber. When the sleeping person starts to snore, the bed will raise the head of the mattress to reduce the sound. It is also built with foot warmers that activate when the user is drifting off to sleep.
Sleep Number is yet to release a statement on when the 360 bed will be available on the market.
As brain science gives more insights on how sleep affects a person's quality of life, great focus is given to gadgets that capitalize on sleep technology. Other smart beds include ReST bed and the Balluga.