Get In Gear: Sweet dreams are made of tech


Stay warm or cool with the Climate 360 smart bed. — Sleep Number

Instead of unplugging to unwind, companies are getting users to turn to tech to help them get better sleep.

Climate 360 Smart Bed

Temperature is important to sleeping soundly, according to US-based Sleep Number, which has developed a bed that helps a user fall asleep faster by warming their feet.

After that it will keep the user snoozing by balancing the temperature based on the person’s natural wake and sleep cycles.

The firmness of the mattress and head level on each side is adjustable, allowing you and your partner to customise the bed to each other’s liking.

And if your partner is snoring, you could turn on the Partner Snore feature on the companion app – it will raise your partner’s head to alleviate mild snoring.

The app can also be used to track sleep time and breathing levels.

The price and availability will be announced later this year.

Sleep Robot

The Sleep Robot from Somnox has sensors to detect a user’s breathing pattern, allowing it to automatically adapt to the user’s breathing rate.

The Sleep Robot helps lower a user’s breathing rate to help the person fall asleep. — SomnoxThe Sleep Robot helps lower a user’s breathing rate to help the person fall asleep. — Somnox

The company claimed that by holding the Sleep Robot close to the chest, users will subconsciously mimic the robot’s breathing rhythm as it gradually lowers it. This will put the person’s body in relaxation mode and, ultimately, help him or her fall asleep.

If that doesn’t help, users can play lullabies, guided meditations, audiobooks or white noise.

The company claimed that the Sleep Robot’s design helps users maintain a natural position without deviating from their natural neck and shoulder alignment when hugging it. The Sleep Robot costs £599 (RM2,750) on the Somnox website.

Frortier Health Tracker Pillow

This pillow has an embedded device for tracking and monitoring sleep patterns.

The data can be viewed from the Sleepace app, which also offers a daily report, with recommendations for better sleep based on a user’s breathing rate, heart rate and body movement.

The Frortier Health Tracker Pillow has an embedded device for tracking and monitoring sleeping patterns. — itsLivingThe Frortier Health Tracker Pillow has an embedded device for tracking and monitoring sleeping patterns. — itsLiving

Sleepace can also be used to play relaxing sounds to help a user fall asleep or set up a smart alarm that wakes a person up with nature-inspired sounds.

The tracker is claimed to be medical grade and more sensitive than most wristbands.

The Frortier Health Tracker Pillow goes for RM688 on the itsLiving website.

Muse S

Muse S is an EEG (electroencephalogram) headband that is claimed to use advanced signal processing technology to help keep the mind calm.

Muse S is claimed to provide real-time feedback on your brain activity. — MuseMuse S is claimed to provide real-time feedback on your brain activity. — Muse

If the signal processor interprets your mental activity as calm, it will play a gentle weather sound but if it senses your focus drifting away, you’ll hear stormy weather which is your cue to bring your attention back to your breath.

The accompanying app also offers a series of guided meditations such as Go-To-Sleep Journeys that are designed to help users fall asleep.

Muse S is available online for US$350 (RM1,450).

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