At the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), Nokia has unveiled a device that is able to track your slumber patterns and offers smart home control through IFTTT integration. Developed to be placed underneath a mattress, the Wi-Fi-enabled pad can track your sleep duration, detect snoring, and monitor your heart rate during the night.
Sleep quality is a key factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle, with ongoing sleep deficiency linked to an increased risk of heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and stroke according to the National Institutes of Health.
Nokia Sleep is a Wi-Fi enabled pad that fits under the mattress and provides insight into the quality of the sleep experience while offering environment control through IFTTT, an automation service for all internet-connected things. The new sleep sensor includes:
- Sleep cycle analysis: sleep duration and interruptions; light, deep and rapid-eye-movement phases; and snoring tracking.
- An individualized Sleep Score is provided to indicate how restorative a night’s sleep was, and educate users about what makes a good night’s sleep and how they can improve night after night.
- Smart Home control via the IFTTT home automation platform. Nokia Sleep acts as a switch to automatically control lights, thermostats and more by getting into and out of bed. For example, users can automatically dim the lights when they get into bed.
- Nokia Sleep synchronizes automatically with the Nokia Health Mate app so users can have all their health data in one place. The app provides data history, personalized advice and coaching programs, including one developed specifically around sleep.
“Our vision is to help make the world a healthier place and quality of sleep is as critical a component of a healthy lifestyle as regular exercise and a balanced diet,” said Rob Le Bras-Brown, head of Nokia’s digital health business. “Nokia Sleep gives users insight into what happens when their eyes are closed along with the ability to change the environment for more restorative sleep with IFTTT home automation capabilities. Nokia Sleep will be a game changer in helping maximize a night’s sleep to make the most of the next day.”
Working with leading sleep experts, Nokia has developed the Sleep Smarter Program, available through the Health Mate app, which guides users during an eight-week period to help them understand sleep patterns and learn to have more balanced and regular sleep routines, especially between weekdays and weekends. Endorsed by renowned sleep specialist Dr. Christopher Winter from the Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine Clinic, the program has shown that users can increase their sleep by 12 minutes a night with small changes to their behavior and routine.
“Understanding the quality of your sleep is the first step towards improving it,” said Dr. Winter. “Small changes to routine and environment can have a dramatic impact on restorative sleep. Tools like Nokia Sleep will play a critical role in aiding that understanding.”
Nokia Sleep joins a larger connected health ecosystem of Nokia activity watches, smart scales, and smart health devices and will be available in early 2018 priced at $99.95. Nokia Sleep will be available via nokia.com, Amazon.com and other leading retailers.
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