Sleep Number 360 Is a Smart Bed for Smarter Sleep

Sleep Number just introduced the new Sleep Number 360 smart bed. Judie spent some time with the Sleep Number 360 curing CES 2017. What did she think? “I laid on it, and it felt like magic; it made me hate my current mattress.” That’s no small deal considering Judie and Kevin’s current mattress was ridiculously expensive! Here’s why it’s special.

The company is proud of noting that the Sleep Number 360 represents “one of the most significant innovations in the company’s 30-year history.” The mattress is powered by the latest in biometric sleep tracking- they call it SleepIQ technology. SleepIQ intuitively senses and automatically adjusts the comfort level of the mattress so both partners- assuming the bed is shared by two people- are able to sleep soundly all night.

Shelly Ibach, Select Comfort president and chief executive officer is clearly excited about the new bed stating:

Today we are excited to unveil the future of sleep: the Sleep Number 360 smart bed, a revolutionary product that redefines what people should expect from their bed. A great night of quality sleep is essential to a healthy mind, body and soul. Consumers love that the Sleep Number 360 smart bed automatically adjusts during the night to ensure you have your best sleep ever.

He’s not the only one excited about the Sleep Number 360. It was named the CES Innovation Awards “Best of Innovation” Honoree in the Home Appliances category. It was also named an Honoree in both the Smart Home category and Embedded Technologies category.

New Sleep Number 360 features include:

  • Self-adjusting comfort throughout the night. As sleep positions change during the night, each partner can sleep comfortably. ResponsiveAir™ technology adjusts the bed’s comfort in real time via the two air chambers inside the mattress – gently contouring to each partner’s side, back or stomach profiles.
  • Automatic snore detection and adjustment. Sensing SleepIQ® biometrics, the adjustable base automatically adjusts to each sleeper’s ideal position throughout the night. For example, if someone is snoring on their back, the base automatically raises the snorers’ head seven degrees to help temporarily relieve the symptoms of common, mild snoring in otherwise healthy adults.
  • Foot-warming to fall asleep faster. Research shows that people fall asleep faster when their feet are warmed. Through SleepIQ technology, the Sleep Number 360 smart bed knows a sleepers’ bedtime routine and warms the foot of the bed automatically with Rapid Sleep Onset™ technology.
  • Smart alarm feature awakens at the optimal moment. The newest advancement of SleepIQ technology understands a sleeper’s bedtime routine and knows when they would like to wake up. For example, an alarm will sound when they are in their lightest stage of sleep during their desired wake-up time window.

The company claims that “The Sleep Number 360 smart bed will forever transform the way people sleep and improve wellbeing through better quality sleep.” Judie will be doing a full review, so we’ll see if that claim stands up to her deep dive into the Sleep Number 360. From the looks of this and her few minutes on it today we have a feeling it will!

Sleep Number 360s will be available in stores and online beginning in the first half of 2017. It will be similarly priced to Sleep Number’s current mattresses and adjustable bases.


About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.