The concept of Smart Home has now made its way into everyday living and more and more architects and interior designers consider home automation an integral part of interior designwhich can be used to raise the technological level of the home and improve the quality of domestic life. I smart home projects today are not limited to the traditional home automation systems such as adjusting the temperature of individual rooms, remotely controlling lights or managing household appliances remotely, but they range over all rooms in the house right up to the bedroom to measure themselves against one of the most important indoor activities: the night rest.
Smart home and sleep monitoring
Sleeping well means healthy sleep: the sleep quality is crucial for improving daytime living standards as well, since resting at night affects brain function, cognitive abilities and mood. The consequences of disturbed sleep or characterised by frequent nocturnal awakenings manifest themselves visibly from the moment of waking and throughout the day, while a restful sleep puts us in the best mental and physical condition to face the day.
The quality of rest is given not only by the sleep durationbut also by theabsence of sleep disorders and, in the succession of sleep phases, by the deep sleep time which precedes the so-called Rem phase: it is in these stages that the activities of the muscles, heart and circulation slow down while at the same time those of the brain increase.
For improve sleep qualityand consequently avoid alterations in the sleep-wake cycle, modern home automation has applied the developments of theartificial intelligence to advances in scientific studies on sleep with the aim of monitoring night rest and modify any alterations. And the instrument through which to ensure a restful sleep could only be the one deputed to rest: the bed.
Smart beds and smart beds for better sleep
The so-called smart bed are high-tech beds that use home automation and artificial intelligence systems to collecting sleep data overnight and provide solutions for optimal rest. Sleep monitoring is done through sensors inside the bed or mattress, which detect movements during sleep cycles but also parameters such as blood pressure, heartbeat and respiration: in this way, in the morning you can check how much and how you sleptthanks to a detailed reporting on efficiency, stages and sleep quality navigable via app.
I new generation intelligent bedsHowever, they do something more: they do not just measure rest and aggregate data on night sleep, but 'act' themselves to improve it according to the information collected. The new Restorative Bed from the start-up Bryte is one of the most advanced examples of smart bed integrated into the home automation systems of a smart homeThanks to its advanced technology, this bed is able to create ideal conditions for falling asleep, sleeping and waking up tailor-made for each person, changing the ambient lighting to aid falling asleep, adjusting the temperature of the bed and room, and promoting natural awakening in the morning.
In addition, the individual rest preferences can be saved and applied to any other bed from the same manufacturer, so as to recreate in any environment - such as a hotel room - the ideal conditions for a perfect customised restorative sleep.