Technology has made our lives a lot easier and more productive. Now, some of the smartest technologies are being applied to the way that we sleep. Sleep is such an important part of our existence that it is odd that there hasn’t been more effort made toward getting this done sooner.
Now, we want to take a look at some of the advances currently in progress related to sleep technology.
Responsive Mattress Surface
Traditional mattresses have surface issues. Most of them are only mildly comfortable. They end up being passable enough, but it is not what you want to sleep on these days. Modern mattresses are much smarter in the technologies that they use.
An army of sensors is deployed to adjust the support of the bed on a variety of pressure points. They can adjust through the night as necessary to deliver the most comfortable sleep experience possible.
The ReST Bed is one example of a mattress that uses this kind of technology. It combines the sensors with a silent air pump that inflates and deflates the mattress as necessary. The owner is welcome to adjust the experience based on their own personal needs, and customizing is highly recommended.
Technologies have reached such a point now that the actual bed can detect some vital health signs from your body while you sleep on it. These vital signs include heart rate, breaths per minute, and body movement during your sleep. The feedback that you provide from your body naturally makes the mattress a lot more comfortable for you over time.
Tech to Change The Environment
New technologies can change the environment in the room you are sleeping in and make it more comfortable and helpful to the overall quality of your sleep. This is a very new area of technology, but it is growing rapidly.
Think about all of the smart technologies that we have today, and then think about how inanimate objects in your room such as a lamp could adjust the lighting in the room so that you can wake up more naturally.
One company in the field that is leading the way is a Chinese company called Sleepace. They are working on connecting just about any inanimate object in the room that they possibly can.
Many people today don’t mind wearing devices that can track a variety of health measurements and other data that people find important to their life. Wearable devices have gotten less and less expensive, and it means that a wider audience of people can afford them and get the information that they require.
That information can inform decisions that a person makes about their diet, their sleep, or any number of other health factors.
Some people have given up bad
habits as a result of the data they have received from wearables. It is an
incredible revolution in the way that we all receive information.
There are more sleep technologies in line for being released to the public soon. Companies are falling over themselves to get in on this market as they have seen a lot of growth in it. The public is more aware than ever of how much sleep matters to their life, and that means that technologies that help with that will surely continue to expand in influence.
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