This week we focused on sleep and sleep technology. Lloyd Sommers, General Manager for ReST Performance came by to talk about how their company is addressing what is essentially an epidemic of poor sleep across our population.
The Better Sleep Council cites CDC data on the quality of our sleep, stating that poor sleep contributes to depression, weight gain, more disagreements with partners, and more.
ReST has developed what they call the world’s first smart bed, that uses technology to enable adaptation to the user. The bed is made with a high-tech fabric that is able to detect where there is pressure, how much pressure it is, movement, and temperature. The bed also connects with a mobile device to provide data regarding sleep quantity and quality, allowing users to track their progress toward improved sleep.
The ReST bed uses multiple air cells within the mattress powered by ultra-quiet pneumatic pumps. When a person lays on the mattress, it senses where there is pressure and adds or removes pressure in the various cells, allowing the mattress to minimize pressure. This means the user will be less inclined to need to change position frequently, allowing for longer periods of deep sleep.
Additionally, the ReST bed can interface with smart thermostats such as the Google Nest. So, when the bed senses rising temperature, it can signal the thermostat to decrease the room temperature.
We were amazed by the technology of the materials in this bed as well as the variety of tech features it employs to facilitate more effective sleep patterns. The ReST bed will be coming to retailers across the country over the coming months.
Lloyd Sommers, General Manager, ReST Performance
- MBA, Marketing, Management, & Organizations, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management
- Former Analyst, CBIC World Markets
- Previous Marketing Manager, Titanium Technologies–North America, DuPont
- Former President, TERRECON