Sleep Robots, Smart Mattresses and Blue Light Reduction Techniques will be Among Top Trends at Sleep Show Produced by the National Sleep Foundation

written by BVM March 5, 2019
A bed and nightstand in a room with a blanket bunched up on the bed and a book.

When 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 destination 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 population complains of sleep disruption. One innovative 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 innovations in sleep, using technology like pressure and temperature sensors to automatically respond to users’ needs throughout the night. Some smart mattresses, like Eight Sleep’s Pod, also integrate with other smart home devices making it possible to wake up each morning and ask, “Alexa, how did I sleep?”

Sleep Show will also feature a variety of educational talks and products focused on blue light reduction techniques. Studies have shown that blue light emanated by smart phones and tablets can have a disastrous impact on sleep, yet most Americans admit to using electronics a few nights a week within an hour before bedtime.

In addition to the latest technologies on the market, Sleep Show will feature the Author’s Corner. Attendees will hear readings from sleep’s best-selling books and meet their favorite authors, including the “Sleep Doctor,” Dr. Michael Breus; Johns Hopkins sleep expert, Dr. David N. Neubauer; pediatric sleep expert, Dr. Harvey Karp; “The Sleep Whisperer,” Dr. Chris Winter; and Harvard’s Chuck Czeisler.

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