Getting a good night’s sleep not only rejuvenates the body and mind, but also provides a wealth of health benefits that range from fighting chronic disease to staying alert during the day. As someone who enjoys writing late at night, I have poor sleep habits, so getting into an uncomfortable bed is the last thing I want to do. After participating in a demonstration of a Sleep Number bed outfitted with Sleep IQ technology, I will have to say that the models are pretty impressive.
What Does SleepIQ Technology Do?
We live in an electronic, techy world, and a bed that offers a ‘SleepIQ’ fits right it. As I lay on the Sleep Number bed to find my personal number (which is 45), being able to tailor the way I sleep to match my needs (or reach a satisfying level of comfort) started to become an increasingly intriguing concept the longer I laid in the bed.
Equipped with dual chambers that allow personalized sleeping arrangements for both sides of the bed, I don’t have to worry about disturbing my sweetie’s slumber if I want my side of the bed a little firmer or a little softer. Joseph, my Sleep Number representative, also illustrated how the Sleep Number bed aims to address pressure points, and create a more comfortable sleeping environment. A heat-sensor mapping image illustrated this.
Then, there was the SleepIQ feature that truly impresses….
SleepIQ Technology is comprised of sensors that work directly with Sleep Number DualAir technology found inside of the bed, which are used to track a range of factors that can contribute to just how well you sleep at night.
- It keeps track of your sleeping habits – for the week, month, and customized settings.
- It can communicate with your fitness apps and trackers, like Fibit.
- It makes Sleep Number recommendations based on the way you sleep.
- It monitors your heart rate and breathing rate.
- It tells you the number hours you’ve enjoyed your most restful night’s sleep, and how long you were restless in bed.
- It also identifies the things that can affect your SleepIQ score, such as diet, exercise, caffeine, and alcohol intake.
- It’s definitely ideal for people who are insomniacs, or generally have trouble sleeping.
- It’s very entertaining for someone who enjoys tech-related luxuries in the bedroom.
The base price for the lowest-priced Sleep Number queen mattress with SleepIQ technology is the c2 smartbed model in the Classic Series line for $999.00. With plenty of models in between, the most expensive option is the Sleep Number 360 i10 Smart Bed priced at $5099.00.
Sleep Number beds also come with a 25-year limited warranty, and a 100-night sleep trial.
I took my Mom along for the ride, and as I told her more about my experience with the bed…her interest increased. We wound up returning to the Sleep Number store so that she could undergo the same test and demonstration of the SleepIQ technology that I did. She was also impressed.
What do you think of a fancy bed with smart technology?
Disclosure: A couple years ago, I received a CoolFit pillow from Sleep Number (which I also tested out and would like to say felt very comfortable) for my participation in testing out the Sleep Number bed and learning about SleepIQ technology. I was not obligated to write a review, but I chose to so that I could spread the word about my experience.