Welcome To The Smart Bedroom

March 21st, 2019

There’s been a lot of talk in recent years about the smart home concept in Columbia, SC. This is related to the rise in the “Internet of Things” idea, with many different Internet-enabled devices working together in new ways to add more convenience, control, and safety to the home.

However, while there’s been a lot of focus in Columbia, SC put on rooms like the kitchen, with the “smart fridge,” or environmental systems like the “smart thermostat,” there’s one room that deserves more focus. We spend more continuous hours in our bedrooms than any other part of a home. And there are now ways to make this room smarter, and work better for us too! 

Smart Alarms

It may be the way we’re used to waking up, but is it the best way? The sudden alarms that shock us into wakefulness are the tried and true method of getting out of bed. But there’s actually a better, healthier way to wake up that’s gradual.

A smart bedroom doesn’t jolt you out of bed with a sudden noise but instead works with your circadian rhythm to rouse you to wakefulness. Lights slowly dimming to brighter levels simulate sunrise, while music is gently playing. This is not only far less unpleasant; it’s the healthier way for you to start your day.

Smart Sleep Data

We all know it’s important to get a good night’s sleep, but do you know what quality of sleep you’re getting? If you’re the type that’s interested in optimizing even your sleeping experience, there are ways to do this now. New software and tools work together, to monitor your heart rate and even track when you’ve drifted into REM sleep.

This data can now be transmitted to an app on your phone, and you can use it to find out exactly what kind of sleep patterns you have. Now that you know, you can either find ways to optimize that for more restfulness or, if you see a problem, start addressing it.

Blue Light Reduction

Did you know that certain kinds of light can actually interfere with your sleep? “Blue light” as it is called is the kind of light that can stimulate you, due to its similarities with daylight. LEDs and displays like your phone just before bedtime can disrupt the body’s natural inclination to “prepare for sleep” as night arrives, and keep you alert, and reducing your melatonin production, which is what helps you sleep.

New software, however, can reduce the amount of blue light that you are exposed to at night, and thus help you sleep better.

Smart Light Sensors

And finally, you may have to get up in the middle of the night. Smart lights reduce the amount of fumbling in the dark, if you have sensors built in that detect movement, like getting up and walking. You’ll never have to struggle at night again with these types of sensors in place.

 It’s important for everyone in Columbia, SC to get a good night’s sleep, and today’s smart bedrooms are helping people to get that every night.