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Smart phones, smart TV’s, smart beds?

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We are so lucky to be living in an age where technology is responsible for so many advancements in the way that we live. So it is no surprise that this helpful technology has advanced to the point that even your mattress is now capable of doing some pretty impressive stuff.

Deep sleep is what we all crave, and it is sometimes the one thing that many of us are not be getting. Not only is life handing us all sorts of stress to deal with, but it is also dealing us numerous sleeping disorders that make getting a decent amount of sleep next to impossible. But technology has come swooping in to assist in giving you the quality sleep that you deserve. If you feel that you have exhausted all of your options when it comes to finding a bed that is going to suit all of your sleep needs, you now have the option of a smart bed.

We spend almost a third of our lives asleep. So getting the most out of it is very important.

We spend almost a third of our lives asleep. So getting the most out of it is very important.

We kid you not, smart beds are an actual product and they are becoming more and more advanced. As innovative start-ups pop up, they have the ability to completely rattle the bed manufacturing industry that has evolved little over the last few years.  These beds are not being mass produced, making them that little bit more unique.

Smart beds are not just about helping you to get the sleep that you need.  There are some smart beds on the market these days that have some truly strange uses. Here are the smart beds that are currently on the market.

The smart bed that stops you from snoring

Ever slept next to someone who snores? Ever had to poke them in the ribs just gently enough to wake them up when what you really want to do is jab them? Snoring can be such a horrible thing to have to put up with, and let’s not forget that it actually has health implications for the person who is snoring.

Snoring is actually the result of air being obstructed while sleeping. Sometimes the sound is so soft that you either get used to it or you don’t notice it at all while other times it can be incredibly loud. So loud in fact that it will be able to disrupt a partner sharing the bed. Research has shown that snoring can cause damage to the carotid artery, it can cause tiredness during the day, reduce the libido and even increase the chance of having a stroke by about 67%. Basically, snoring can be scary stuff.

Luckily there is more than one advancement in sleep technology out there that will be able to assist you in your snoring habits. But should you have tried all of the alternatives out there, those that promise to help you conquer the snore and are now at the end of your options, you should think about buying a smart mattress that is designed specifically to help limit the snoring.

Technology is giving us all sorts of interesting products, like these beds

Technology is giving us all sorts of interesting products, like these beds

On the market these days you will find a bed that is able to stop you from snoring while also massaging away any pain. Balluga is the name of this mattress and it is manufactured in London. This bed allows you to adjust the firmness according to your nightly needs as it is filled with cells of air that you can deflate or inflate when necessary. The bed can also vibrate and it has a built-in air-conditioning system that can help you sleep at just the right temperature. The Balluga will set you back around R 29 000 and it is currently a kick-starter project.

The smart bed that watches you sleep

Before you get some incredibly creepy ideas of Artificial Intelligence watching you with unblinking eyes while you sleep, try to remember that that is just the stuff of movies. At least it is for now.

The mattress is actually the thing that is going to be monitoring your sleep, as the mattress is going to be filled with sensors. The Balluga bed mentioned above is not only a smart bed to assist you with putting an end to your snoring, it is also a bed that can monitor other aspects of your sleep and help you transform the way that you sleep completely. The Balluga bed is also connected to an app which is going to go that one step further in completely changing the way that you approach your sleep. Using your smartphone you can control everything your bed does, and furthermore you can also track your sleep.

These beds will not lose their firmness or their shape. You can almost be sure that when you buy this bed it is going to be for life. The bed also comes with a built-in microphone which is there to record any sounds of your snoring. The moment that the bed “hears” your snoring, it is designed to inflate to adjust the angle of your head so that you stop snoring.

We are likely to see more interesting advancements in beds in the future

We are likely to see more interesting advancements in beds in the future

The smart bed that tells you if your partner is cheating

If you don’t know how to feel about this type of bed, you are certainly not the only one. In fact, when the news hit that there was a bed like this available to the public, many people were instantly asking if this was a joke. We have only included this bed because it is such a strange thing and one that makes you wonder if the person who buys such a bed has some serious trust issues.

The claim is that this bed is filled with sensors that are able to send a message to a smartphone when the bed is being used intimately by two people. This bed is a good example of how technology has a way of destroying privacy. Hopefully, you will never have a need to buy such a bed, but it does make for an interesting and bizarre read.

With the advancement of technology, we are able to really take charge of our sleep and benefit our bodies in ways that we previously have not been able to before. The Mattress Warehouse does not stock these beds but we do stock a wide range of some of the most luxuriously comfortable beds available in South Africa. If you are looking for beds for sale, The Mattress Warehouse can help you find the right mattress.

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