It’s an experience many of us are all-too familiar with: being rudely woken by heavy snoring on the other side of the bed, while the perpetrator snoozes on dead to the world.
But those days could soon be behind us after the invention of a bed that automatically moves to adjusts a sleeper’s position when it detects a snoring fit, saving their partner from decamping to the sofa in an attempt to get a good night’s sleep.
The 360 Smart Bed, which can adjust its mattress to fit different body positions, track its owner’s sleeping habits and wake them at the optimum time, can detect the sound of snoring and in response raises the sleeper’s head by a few degrees to clear the airwaves.
Developed by mattress company Sleep Number and due to be put on sale this year, it can also warm up owners’ feet and send data about their sleeping patterns to an app.
The bed comes amid a new movement in sleep tech gadgets which are designed to help time-starved consumers get the best possible rest amid their increasingly busy lives. It was unveiled among a raft of other devices aimed at improving sleep at Las Vegas’ Consumer Electronics Show, the technology industry’s annual showcase for the latest gadgets, with experts predicting a boom in sales in the next year.