CES 2014: Sleep Number Rolls Out a Smarter Bed
You have a smartphone, smart TV and smart car. What’s next? A smart bed.Adjustable bed maker Sleep Number is making its debut at the Consumer Electronics Show with a cutting-edge $8,000 dual-sided bed that tracks your sleep patterns and even lets you talk to it.
If you have a partner that snores, you can tap the universal remote and use a Partner Snore feature that will adjust the other half of the Advanced DualAir bed about 5 degrees to gently move the snorer. “It actually raises the head,” says Sleep Number chief product officer Annie Bloomquist. “It’s an ever so slight articulation and it at least temporarily relieves your spouse’s snoring.”
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The bed also has built-in Sleep IQ technology that monitors your sleep patterns and recommends optimal settings for the adjustable mattress. It also tracks heart rate, breathing rate, amount of time you are lying still or moving and, using an app, cross-references pre-sleep activities such as exercise and caffeine to deliver Sleep IQ scores.
The bed responds to simple voice commands, too, that can be used to turn on the anti-snore feature, as well as the built-in massage function or the under-bed lighting so you can see in the dark.
Sleep Number’s x12 beds, with technology from BAM Labs, will be available first in customizable beds (a queen-sized bed starts at $7,999) with additional smart features such as smartphone charging bays and power plugs. But the Sleep IQ features will migrate to all Sleep Number beds by the end of the year, starting at about $1,000.
“While this bed is a first of its kind with really unique consumer benefits, everybody deserves to know better sleep,” Bloomquist says. “In the coming months we will be introducing these technologies across our entire Sleep Number line.”