Business View Magazine | March 2019

14 OPENING LINES Sleep Robots, Smart Mattresses and Blue Light Reduction Techniques will be Among Top Trends at Sleep Show Produced by the National Sleep Foundation W hen Sleep Show opens March 8-10 in Houston, attendees at the George R. Brown Convention Center will get a glimpse of the bedroom of the future. "People spend one third of their lives sleeping so we want to make sure they're aware of new ways to make their sleep better," said David Could, CEO of the National Sleep Foundation. "Sleep Show is the premier and only destina- tion to test the newest sleep solutions while learning about the latest research and trends in the industry. This event will help improve peoples' sleep for years to come." The National Institutes of Health estimates that roughly 30 percent of the general popula- tion complains of sleep disruption. One inno- vative sleep solution is the sleep robot, which uses sounds to lull users to sleep while the machine's synchronized breathing allows for increased relaxation. Three lucky attendees will leave Sleep Show with their own Somnox robot. Smart mattresses are among the newest in- novations in sleep, using technology like pres- sure and temperature sensors to automatically respond to users' needs throughout the night. Some smart mattresses, like Eight Sleep's Pod,