This Glowing Sphere Wants to Help You Sleep Better
A solid night’s sleep has major impact on both our health and our happiness (and our barista’s tip jar). We’ve already talked about the secret to better sleep and hi-tech ways to get your snooze on, and the rise of wearables and health-tracking-device mania has enabled us to know more about our every move than we ever imagined.
While we love being able to see every toss and turn as we slumber, we don’t always want to strap on a device before floating off to dreamland. Thankfully, Hello has solved that problem with their new sleep device, Sense.
Sense is not your run-of-the-mill sleep monitor. It not only pays attention to your sleep activities, like movement and the best time to wake up without that groggy feeling, but it keeps track of your complete sleep environment. From temperature and humidity to the beep-beep of the trash truck at 4 am, Sense is making sense of everything going on in your bedroom that could be positively or negatively impacting your sleep sessions.
Built as a beautifully simplistic piece of decor, and available in both white and black, Sense blends right into your surroundings. The team at Hello says, “We believe that technology needs to disappear. It didn’t make sense to us that we were being told to put something on just as we’re getting into bed.”
The Sense sphere glows green with LEDs to let you know if your sleep environment is ideal. It glows orange if things aren’t optimal for rest. With the Sleep Pill attached to your pillow, there is nothing to put on your bod and nothing to charge or sync. The Sleep Pill and Sense talk to each other via Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) and track all of your data as you count sheep until you’re greeted in the AM with the Smart Alarm. You can then check the app to find out how well you slept and what you should adjust to get your best snooze session on the next night.
Sense is currently in development and testing, with funds being raised through a Kickstarter campaign. The goal is already totally blown away and then some, so you’ll be able to get your own with a $99 pledge now or a $129 pre-order after the campaign wraps.
What do you think of this device? Would you spend $129 to know more about the optimal environment to get a good night’s rest? Share your thoughts on snoozing in the comments below!