Studies show that people spend around 26 years of their lifespan in bed. With technology improving everything from our watches to refrigerators, mattress manufacturers realized that they could significantly improve one’s sleep by embracing science and technology. And the best part is, because they aren’t wildly popular yet, you can get your hands on a smart bed for cheap.
The more we understand about sleep, the more it’s clear that getting sufficient rest can greatly affect our waking hours. That lets us get tasks done efficiently, meaning we can get more accomplished in a shorter amount of time. One way to do this is by investing in a bed that will maximize the time we do spend recharging our bodies.
Enter the Smart Bed
The idea of a smart bed might sound silly at first. With so many household items gaining digital capabilities, sometimes it all seems a bit much. However, the data that smart beds can provide is actually extremely useful.
With more and more people understanding what sleep apnea is, it’s important to know how much actual rest we get at night. Smart beds can accomplish this by analyzing our heartbeats and breathing patterns. This way, we can figure out how much time we actually spend in restful, deep sleep. In addition to that, some smart beds can control physical things such as temperature or even the position that we sleep in. With smart beds, this definitely isn’t a case of the product being the exact same thing but “with wi-fi”. Here are five models that you should look at if you are thinking of making that dive.
In an industry where preference is key, there’s a lot to like about Saatva Solaire’s high-tech mattresses. Thanks to a mind-boggling 50 different firmness settings, you are sure to find the one that fits you perfectly. Of course, the problem with adjustable mattresses is if you sleep with someone else. Your partner may not enjoy the same things that you do, but that’s ok. Both sides of the bed have their own settings so everyone can be happy.
Aside from that, there are other features that set this unit apart from the traditional fare. Saatva Solaire employs a myriad of materials in different layers to achieve maximum comfort. From memory foam to an innovative air canister system, everything used is by design for an excellent night’s sleep. This approach also means there is fantastic temperature control, which is perfect for people who get hot at night.
Unfortunately, all of the above means you’ll have to dig deep into your wallet. With prices ranging from £2000 to over £4000, this isn’t something that everyone will want to invest in. Also, some people may not be able to get used to how it feels, since it’s built so differently from a traditional bed. All things considered though, Saatva Solaire might be a good fit if the features appeal to you.
Eight Sleep Pod Pro
While the previous mattress in this article uses airflow for temperature control, Eight Sleep has an entirely different approach. Instead, there’s an advanced heating and cooling system that can achieve very precise numbers. If you are particularly sensitive to temperatures or live somewhere that can get extremely hot or cold, this could be an excellent answer to your problems.
The Eight Sleep Pod Pro isn’t a one trick pony either, with plenty of other features packed in. You get the normal compliment of digital sensors that are common at this price range. There’s also the GentleRise alarm system that can gradually wake you up, which is better for your heart in the long run.
Speaking of price, the Eight Sleep Pod Pro isn’t quite as expensive as the Saatva offering, but it’s close. Models top out at just below £3500, though the cheaper end does start at £2995. It’s a steep price for sure, but its unique capabilities make it a great choice.
Sleep Number 360 C2
Sometimes, it isn’t always about having all the bells and whistles. After all, not everyone wants to or is able to just drop several grand on a bed. The reason the Sleep Number 360 C2 is on this list is because not only is it affordable, it manages to do so while still having a good number of features.
The low end for this model starts at £699, but can usually be found for even lower than that. For your dollar, you still get the kind of modern trappings that normal mattresses could never offer. You get an adjustable mattress that can automatically change how firm it is based on how you are sleeping or moving. It also distills down all the information it gathers into a sleep score, letting you know how well you are resting once you drift off into dreamland.
Like previously mentioned, there’s nothing especially cutting edge here. It’s just difficult to ignore just how many cool features you get, which makes this a great value selection.
ReST Original Smart Bed
It’s one thing to have adjustable sides to accommodate for different people. It’s another thing to have five separate zones in case you want your legs to have a different experience than your head. That might seem like a bit much, but it’s definitely something to experience. There’s so much variance to comfort that having that much control may be what you need to have the best sleep of your life.
If you aren’t sure if the ReST is for you, there’s a 100-day money back guarantee if you decide you want to go with something else in the end. That way, you’ll be able to know for sure that this is something you need, which is important given the price. Unfortunately, the cheapest model starts at £4274, making this one very expensive investment. If you do take the plunge though, you’ll have the comfort of having a 10-year warranty to sleep easy.
Ghost is probably a brand you’ve heard before, thanks mostly to their aggressive advertising on the internet and social media. Unlike many brands that sell themselves that way though, the Ghost SmartBed does deliver everything it promises, offering a truly top-of-the-line sleeping experience.
Along with their well-known patented gel polymer layer, air chambers help adjust to your tossing and turning to adjust to your movements throughout the night. It also collects biometric data towards the same end, creating the perfect sleep profile for any person.
Don’t let the £6999 price tag scare you off too quickly. With many satisfied customers all over the world, there’s a reason why Ghost is one of the most popular brands on the market. If you want a smart bed that many consider to be the best of the best, this is the one to try.