What is a Smart Bed?
Smart beds are usually referred to as WIFI beds, Internet beds, or smart hospital beds.
Smart beds are mattresses with in-built sensors and smart devices to provide better comfort for users, track, report, and improve health conditions.
What makes a smart bed smart is not only the sensors but the firmness that’s controlled by water and air and can be adjusted in a wide range.
Smart beds are made of latex, polyfoam, and others to adjust the pressure points and body alignment of the users.
Since sleep has much to do with our health, smart bed technology is used to correct and improve the health conditions of patients.
What are the features of a Smart Bed?
Smart beds are built with the SleepIQ technology, and the smart beds are assigned sleep number that determines the firmness level.
The following are some of the features of smart beds that make them real and differentiate them from regular or traditional beds.
- Smart beds measure sleep time
- It can track and report restful and restless sleep
- It can measure heart rate and breath rate
- Smart beds are completely adjustable
- It can control the body temperature
- You can adjust the firmness of the bed with its smart fabrics
- It can improve sleep quality
- Some smart beds have anti-snoring features
Are Smart Beds Worth it?
Smart beds use sensors to monitor users’ activities and health, enhance comfort and improve the quality of life and the health of patients.
With the features above-mentioned and the advantages of smart hospital beds, it’s worth buying.
How Much Does a Smart Bed Cost?
Most smart hospital beds cost between $3,000 and $4,000. The price depends on the features, smart bed number, manufacturer and country of production, and other factors.
For example, the Sleep Number 360 costs between $1,500 to $4,000.
FAQs about Smart Beds
Can the Sleep Number Bed feel uncomfortable?
Some people have reported that the Sleep Number bed does not feel comfortable according to the firmness number, but it does not mean smart beds are glorified air mattresses.
Also, some smart beds deflate soon, some don’t have a mattress pad, and not all smart beds can fit your bed frame.
Can you place a smart bed on the floor?
If you don’t have a bed frame or don’t want to use it, you can set your smart bed on the floor directly since it has a plastic base to sit on.
Do smart beds get mold?
Smart beds don’t have mold
Is the smart bed heavy?
Smart beds are lighter than traditional beds and weigh between 20 to 40 pounds depending don’t the size of the bed.
Since sleep number beds are light, it’s easier to move them from one place to another. You just need to deflate it, disassemble and pack it and move it to another place.
Why is my New smart bed smelling?
The air in the smart bed air chamber may smell bad but once it’s installed, and fresh air is pumped in, the odor goes off within 1 week.
You can inflate your smart bed with the remote or control it from the app.
What’s the common smart bed to buy?
Smart bed sleeping number is between 0 and 100, with zero being the softest and 100 being the firmest.
The average number comfortable for most people to use is between 25 to 45, and you can have a medium-firm feel with this range.
Will Smart bed deflate when the power goes off?
Smart beds will not deflate because of a power surge or short power loss but it’s always recommended to use a surge protector with sleep number beds.
Do I need to connect the smart bed to WIFI all the time?
Smart beds use WIFI to monitor your health and sleep dynamics but you can use your smart beds without connecting them to internet if you don’t want tracking functions.
Do Smart Beds Last Long?
Traditional beds can last for 2 decades, but it’s advised by manufacturers to change your bed after 10 years.
However, smart beds are more flexible in use since they’re inflated and deflated when in use and not, and it has a longer lifespan of 15 years or more.
How to dispose of smart beds?
Smart beds can not be disposed of in dumpster, you need to report to where you bought them for disposal.
However, if you’re buying a new smart bed, the company can take away your old air mattress and replace it with a new one.