Futuristic Sleep Number x12 bed launches at CES

The feature-filled Sleep Number x12 bed was unveiled at this week's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
A bed that listens to you The feature-filled Sleep Number x12 bed was unveiled at this week’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Select Comfort Corp., which manufactures the Sleep Number airbed brand and retails it at 423 company-owned stores, has unveiled the Sleep Number x12 adjustable bed at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week.

Touted in a press release as “the most technologically advanced bed in the world,” the new “smart bed” uses proprietary SleepIQ technology to provided sleepers with individualized comfort. Developed with BAM Labs, SleepIQ monitors breathing, movement and heart rate and generates a “SleepIQ score” for each sleep partner, every night.

The innovative x12 was an honoree in two categories of the 2014 CES Innovation awards—Home Appliances and Health and Fitness, and has garnered considerable media attention.

The bed features the company’s Advanced DualAir technology, which allows sleep partners to adjust each side of the bed and offers FlexFit adjustable technology, as well as under-bed lighting.

SleepIQ app for new Sleep Number x12
SleepIQ app for new Sleep Number x12

“We’ve given consumers the ability to better understand their sleep combined with increased comfort and adjustability,” said Annie Bloomquist, senior vice president and chief product officer of the Minneapolis-based company. “(The bed) is the ultimate integrated sleep experience that takes the mystery out of sleep and empowers consumers with the information they need to improve their sleep, and therefore, their lives.”

The Sleep Number x12 operates via a universal remote or voice commands and has an opening price point of about $8,000. The sleep system allows for future software upgrades to be “seamlessly pushed to the consumer,” the company said.