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The Rapid Rise of Sleep Trackers

By Brooke S. Pisarsky Advanced technology is everywhere today and the bedroom is no exception, from apps that automate routine tasks like flipping lights on and off to devices that provide enhanced entertainment while lounging. It’s no surprise, then, that tech-savvy consumers are expanding their interest in “smart” products to help them improve quality of sleep. Recent studies by the Consumer Electronics Association and the National Sleep Foundation found that 22% of their adult respondents have adopted some kind of sleep technology. While apps for use with smartphones abound, those looking for more comprehensive data are seeking out products that are specifically designed to capture sleep metrics. From wearable devices to sleek stand-alone modules to entire mattress systems that provide detailed feedback, manufacturers are taking sleep tracking to new levels and delivering it to consumers in accessible, innovative ways.

1 Sleepace

Comprised of three separate elements, Sleepace’s smart sleep system combines Rest- On—a non-wearable monitor, Nox—a smart sleep light and the Sleepace mobile app to provide a comprehensive, detailed look at the user’s night. The first com- ponent, the RestOn, slides un- der the fitted sheet beneath the chest area, becoming virtually undetectable and invisible while it captures information about the


user’s sleep cycle, body move- ment, heart rate and respiratory rate. Focusing more on environ- mental conditions, Nox—to be released in early 2016—records temperature, humidity, and C02 levels, and senses ambient light and noise. By communicating with RestOn, Nox will adapt to the user’s personal body clock, using light and sound technology to as- sist with the induction of sleep as well a more natural, less jarring waking. Both devices sync to the downloadable Sleepace app, which takes all of the data col- lected and presents it in an easily accessible way, giving the user a thorough overview of sleep quali- ty and making smart suggestions on how to improve the overall sleeping experience.

2 REM-Fit

A brand founded on the basis of healthy living, REM-Fit made sure to include a fitness tool in their lineup. Part of the MO- TIVATE collection, the REM- Fit Active turns getting—and staying—healthy into a game. Using proprietary algorithms, the unobtrusive, bracelet-style wearable device not only re- cords the wearer’s activity level during the day, awarding Ac- tivePoints, but it also tracks the user’s sleep activity, logging SleepPoints based on data obtained throughout the night. Paired with a smart phone via an app, the Active combines these points into a “360 Life Score,” motivating the wearer to be healthy all day long.


3 Hello

Sleek and understated, Hello’s Sense sleep tracker is a small, unassuming device packed with sensors that monitor everything from air quality to ambient light to sound levels. Combined with the included Sleep Pill that clips onto a pillowcase, the system records both environmental variables as well as the user’s movement throughout the night. This infor- mation is then synched with the Sense app, and compiled into a Sleep Summary, which gives an at-a-glance picture of the user’s night; a Sleep Timeline, which provides a minute-by-minute, de- tailed recap; and a personalized Sleep Score, a unique number based on all of the compiled data that makes it easy for the user to asses sleep quality over time. The more Sense is used, the smarter it gets and the more it learns about the individual’s sleep habits, en- abling it to provide intelligent tips that will increase the quality of the sleeping experience.


24 Sleep Retailer / Winter 2016

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