Smart bedroom: Drift off peacefully – and wake up refreshed
We spend around a third of our lives – the equivalent of 24 years on average – in our bedrooms, according to a study by P.M. Magazine. So doesn’t it make sense to make our time spent in the land of nod as pleasant and restorative as possible? After a tiring day at work, you’ve more than earned the right to a good night’s sleep and a relaxed start to the new day. With the latest technology, you can ensure that your smart bedroom is as comfortable as possible – and transform your room into an oasis of peace and calm.
Freshen up in a smart bedroom: Get your clothes back in shape overnight
There’s no better feeling than stepping into your freshly washed pyjamas and snuggling down under the duvet at the end of a hard day. But what do you do with those jeans you’ve just taken off? They may not need washing, but the day will have left its marks:
After an evening spent enjoying a meal with friends, the smell of food has worked its way into the fibres and the material is looking creased.
The solution? The LG Styler, which is designed to freshen up your clothing overnight. Its steam technology not only hygienically cleans your clothes by reducing bacteria and allergens, but also removes any odours and smooths out your garments. Thanks to the integrated press, you’ll wake up in the morning to a pair of trousers pressed with the utmost precision. And it’s smart, too: The device can be controlled from your bed using the associated app. It’s the perfect way to prepare for the upcoming day.
“Alexa, turn off the light!” Control your lighting – the smart way
You can also control the lighting in your smart bedroom without leaving the cosy confines of your bed. And you don’t even have to open an app to do it: Instead, you can use your voice. All you need is a light from the Philips Hue lighting system and a voice assistant such as Alexa or Apple Home Pod. Hue lights also allow you to create your own falling asleep or waking up scenario: You can fall asleep to a dimmed, warm orange and wake up to a fresh, gentle yellow.
And if you’re prone to waking up in the night, the Gira orientation lights will ensure that your bedroom is never pitch-black, and you can always find your way around the room. The small bar of light – which is integrated into a socket outlet for maximum convenience – projects a subtle corridor of light onto the floor, lighting the room indirectly without dazzling you. And the smart features don’t stop there: The light is equipped with a sensor, enabling it to switch on automatically at dusk and switch off again in the morning.
Bed 2.0: Get ready for smart mattress bases
We’re all familiar with the phrase that if you make your bed, you have to lie in it. But did you know that a high-quality base is just as important to your sleeping comfort as the mattress you select? The Smart Base from Auping provides comfortable, ventilated and flexible support for your mattress: The back, feet and head sections can be electrically adjusted via the user-friendly Auping Connect app. You can set the mattress to your desired position at any time: If you want to read before going to sleep, for example, you can adjust the bed to a healthy and comfortable seated position.
One of our favourite features is the anti-snore function on the Auping Connect app: When a sound above a certain volume is detected, the back of the bed raises slightly to open up the airways and reduce snoring. You can also set the mattress to shake gently to encourage you to turn onto your side, which will also stop snoring in its tracks in most cases.
No more counting sheep: How your smart bedroom can help you drift off
So, you’ve finished reading and now it’s time to go to sleep. If this is where your sleep problems start, you’re not alone – many people regularly struggle to get to sleep. The intelligent Somnox sleep robot may be the answer: Its ergonomic shape and soft material are designed to fit snugly against your body to create a feeling of safety and comfort. Its gentle, even movements imitate human respiration, helping you to regulate your own breathing.
All of these features are designed to reduce stress, so that your body and mind can relax and you can drift off to sleep faster.
Somnox can also play calming music: You can fall asleep to a meditation soundtrack or upload your own selection of tunes. With Somnox, you’ll be drifting off before you know it.
Good morning sunshine: A gentle wake-up call in your smart bedroom
The night has passed and a new day is dawning. After a restorative night’s sleep, it’s time to wake up and face the day ahead. But who wants to be rudely awakened by the shrill call of an alarm clock? There are much better ways to guarantee that your day gets off to a great start. The Philips Wake-Up Light simulates a natural sunrise at your set time: Starting with warm red and orange tones, the light intensity slowly increases to your desired level, gently preparing your body to wake up while you’re still fast asleep.
The natural wake-up experience can be complemented with selected natural sounds or your favourite radio show. When you do open your eyes, you might even feel like you’ve just woken up all by yourself. If this all sounds too good to be true, you’ll be reassured to hear that independent studies have proven that the Philips Wake-Up Light will enable you to start your day with more energy and in a better mood.
Your dreams of falling asleep relaxed and waking up refreshed are well within reach: Smart bedroom technology can help you create a calming and comfortable atmosphere in your bedroom. So there’s only one thing left for us to say – and that’s good night!
Looking for even more inspiration for your Smart Home? In our “Smart rooms” series, you can find out how smart gadgets can enhance your home and make your day-to-day life easier – everywhere from the bathroom to the living room and kitchen.
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