A bed that may eliminate alarm clocks? Yes, please.
The BedJet is a mattress heating and cooling system that's been on the market for a while, offering temperature-regulating products like the ChiliPad and Night Bliss. But now, BedJet is adding in new technology that switches up your bed's temperature throughout the night, saying it'll help you fall asleep easier, get a better night's rest, and potentially wake up naturally in the morning... without an alarm clock.
It's a "smart bed," if you will. And we're SO on board.
The idea behind the new BedJet is this: Typically, our bodies follow a predictable circuit of temperatures throughout the night. We naturally cool down before sleep, get even cooler as we enter deep sleep, and warm up before we awaken. The new BedJet uses this information -- as well as its super-snazzy air blowers -- to warm and cool your mattress during sleep so that your body hits those ideal temperatures even if your room is too hot or cold.
The kicker? The invention will also heat the mattress at your preferred waking hour, in an effort to rouse you in the most natural way possible.
The BedJet could very well improve your night's sleep, Dr. Jordan Stern, founder of New York's BlueSleep Center, told The Huffington Post. Lowering your body temperature before bed -- whether by taking a warm bath and letting your body cool down, or by having a mattress to do it for you -- helps you doze off more easily. Research has also shown that regulating body temperature can fend off insomnia, and a cool environment makes for the best night's sleep, according to the National Sleep Foundation. The BedJet does all three, with moisture wicking to boot.
Trusting the system as an alarm clock, however, may not work so smoothly, said Stern. Not everyone is sensitive enough to awaken with just the subtle warming of a mattress.
"Some people may be able to use it," he said. "But I wouldn't rely on it."
BedJet v2 is currently in its final days of crowdfunding on Kickstarter. The system will be available for purchase and shipping in December, said BedJet founder Mark Aramli.
Till then, we'll keep up with these tried-and-true sleep tricks:
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