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Under the covers: Sleep technology explodes

  • This photo provided by REM-Fit shows the Zeeq pillow, which monitors snoring and can gently vibrate to nudge someone into a different sleep position. The pillow can also play your favorite music, audio books and more without disturbing anyone next to you. A number of companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep. (Jo Henderson/REM-Fit via AP)

  • In this Friday, July 7, 2017, photo, John Yelverton demonstrates the sleep technology that not only tracks your sleeping patterns, but works in concert with a number of features of the Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed, including a foot warming element, adjustable side comfort, head and foot raising capability and an analysis of how well a person slept. A number of companies are incorporating sleep science into products that help people track and improve the quality of their sleep. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)



Associated Press
Thursday, July 13, 2017

Pillows that track your snoozing patterns? A bed that adjusts based on how much you twist and turn? Companies are adding more technology into their products, hoping to lure customers craving a better night’s sleep.

Some specialized businesses are making gadgets that promise to measure and improve the quality of slumber,

Sleep Number’s 360 Smart Bed, which runs from $3,449 to $4,999, makes adjustments based on how restless people are while they’re sleeping. The $299 Zeeq pillow from bedding brand REM-Fit monitors snoring and can gently vibrate to nudge someone into a different sleep position.

Mass-market retailers like Best Buy are offering ideas like the effect different lighting can have on falling sleep.

Experts say items are getting more sophisticated, but may still not be accurate.