The third of the well-known laws wrote by the futurist and science fiction author Arthur C. Clarke states that: “Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” There’s a vivid controversy on this assertion, argued mainly by those who say technology isn’t magic and it shouldn’t be presented in such terms, but that’s a debate for another time; I merely believe that sometimes the possibilities brought by modern technology make us feel like living in a kind of magic.
Years ago, if we would have wanted to bring up or down the temperature of the mattress on our bed, we could have tried long and hard to twitch our nose or cast a spell, nothing would have happened. Nowadays, thanks to applied science, that wish is no longer unreachable. All we have to do now is get a smart mattress cover and let it do its magic.
Let me elaborate: technology has evolved so much in the past years, that it has transformed mattresses and mattress covers into items which are aware of our needs and able to learn our sleeping habits. Their goal is to make our rest more comfortable, satisfying and healthy. How could anyone not love such fantastic gadgets? They do pretty much everything except for reading you a bedtime story and tucking you in!
The Eight Sleep Tracker
This highly cheered product fits four standard mattress sizes, regardless of the type. It relies on a sophisticated sensor layer which, once placed over your mattress, turns the bed into a smart bunk. Its highly advanced algorithms make this cover one of the best sleep tracking systems on the market. The device has the dual zone warming feature and can connect to almost any other Wi-Fi enabled gadget in your home.
The information about sleeping, heart pace, breathing rate, tossing and turning, and everything else that happens to you during sleep is available, separately, for two people sharing the same mattress. Eight is capable of setting the temperature independently for each side of the bed. By communicating with other smart devices, the system can control the entire bedroom environment: it dims the lights, plays your favorite nocturnal playlist, lowers the thermostat and locks the door! On top of it all, Eight can start your Wi-Fi controlled coffee maker so that you’ll have your coffee ready by the time you get out of bed. The high-tech cover mattress launched as a crowdfunding project which rapidly raised its necessary money.
Luna Smart Mattress Cover
Second best after Eight, Luna smart mattress cover was also designed to control the lights, the music and the temperature in the bedroom, according to your preferences. After you fall asleep, the smart device slowly turns everything off, allowing you to enjoy an uninterrupted rest. The app to which the mattress cover is connected collects information about your sleeping habits so that you can review them and see what to improve. All that data is well-protected: it’s gathered on the device, then encrypted and sent to Luna center for storage and analysis.
These two I just presented are not the only top-notch products of this kind, but probably the most outstanding ones. Withings Aura Smart Sleep System, for instance, is also a tracking system consisting of a mattress cover, a bedside gadget and an app, which monitors our sleeping patterns, the noise, and the light in the bedroom and records all the data for you. Sleepace RestOn relies on a sensor, which can be placed on any mattress, under the sheets. According to Best Mattress Reviews & Guides, besides doing everything that other gadgets of this kind do, RestOn can make suggestions on what you could do to improve your rest – for instance, it can tell you to cool down the room, cut out late coffee or eat a light dinner.