Sleep Number's 'It' bed will help you improve your sleep habits

Sleep Number’s ‘It’ bed will help you improve your sleep habits

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The bed that might know more about how well you sleep than you do.
Photo: Sleep Number

Cult of Mac CES 2016 full coverage Sleep Number is perhaps one of the very few companies at CES that actually wants to put us to sleep instead of keep us awake with bright screens and games all night. It’s very latest method for accomplishing that goal is the It bed: a bed that will track different aspects of your sleep patterns during the night to inform you on just how well you’re sleeping at night. Plus, it’ll integrate with its own app and other third-party apps to do that.

Sleep Number is showing off some of the features of the new It bed at CES 2016. The bed has built-in biometric sensors that determine your heart rate, breathing and movement hundreds of times per second throughout the night.

In keeping with the theme of improving your sleep, new ActiveComfort technology will let both partners in the bed know their ideal sleep settings based on these measurements so you can make adjustments. It uses that in combination with your own Sleep Number setting for a more well-informed SleepIQ.

In addition to the stats the It bed feeds the Sleep Number app, the bed can also gather stats from third-party apps to adjust for other factors like your schedule and weather. This is via the new SleepIQ API that developers will soon be able to take advantage of in their third-party apps.

The 8-inch foam mattress will come six standard sizes: Eastern king, California king, queen, full/double, twin, or twin XL. Sold separately is a modern 6-inch metallic frame to hold the mattress up, which is pictured above. It’ll start at just $1,000 — pretty affordable considering how many lifeless, disconnected mattresses you can find for around the same price.

Sleep Number says the It bed will arrive in summer 2016.

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