This week at the International Consumer Electronics Show Jan. 6-9 in Las Vegas, airbed manufacturer and retailer Select Comfort Corp. unveiled the juvenile version of its SleepIQ technology. Billed as “a smart bed for smart kids,” SleepIQ Kids offers a host of tools to “empower parents” and allow “children to achieve their best possible sleep,” a news release said.
Beds are available in twin, full and queen sizes with an opening price point of $1,000. The new sleep system gives parents and youngsters a range of “smart solutions” for improving sleep, Select Comfort said. These include a SleepIQ dashboard for smartphones that allows parents to monitor the entire family’s quality of sleep, including each SleepIQ sleeper’s heart rate, breathing and movement. Also, Sleep Number adjustability is perfect for children, whose growing bodies have changing comfort needs, the company said. The beds have a head-tilt feature for reading in bed or to relieve all-too-common stuffy noses. Sleep IQ Kids also alerts parents when a child gets out of bed or is having a restless night, and under-bed lighting acts as the perfect nightlight to scare monsters away.
The SleepIQ Kids bed was named an “honoree” in the 2015 CES Innovations Awards for its design, innovation and consumer value, in the home-appliance category.
“Every parent can relate to the nightly family bedtime ritual and wanting it to be a meaningful time to connect with their children,” said Annie Bloomquist, Select Comfort senior vice president and chief product officer. “As parents know, bedtime doesn’t always turn out that way. The SleepIQ Kids bed turns bedtime into quality time, making it a fun, enjoyable experience. It shows parents and kids how to achieve great sleep habits with smart features that help guide and coach, giving kids a great night’s sleep tonight to be their best tomorrow.”
The beds target toddlers through preteens, and give growing children the opportunity to learn to manage and monitor their own sleep using SleepIQ technology.