The battle over a better night’s sleep heated up at IFA last week, with Samsung unveiling their new Sleep Sense device.
SleepSense is a sleep monitoring device which analyses users sleep quantity and quality. It then provides sleep reports and gives recommendations on how to improve sleep through a connected mobile app.
As with rivals like Beddit, the sensor is placed under the usersâ€™ mattress and, with a real-time contactless sensor, analyses heart and respiratory rates and movement.
The sensor then sends the data in the form of a sleep score to an app on the usersâ€™ mobile and maps it against the average data in their age range.
The sleep score is calculated through total sleep time, sleep efficiency, the time it took to fall asleep, the number of times the user woke up, the number of times the user got out of bed, percentage of time in REM (rapid eye movement) and percentage of time in deep sleep.
Samsung SleepSense can also be connected to Samsung smart appliances, allowing users to control air conditioning units and to turn off the television when falling asleep.