Our selection of the best smart mattresses and smart beds
Smart mattresses and smart beds are still new in the mattress world but they are becoming increasingly popular.
For now, the US is still the leader in the smart bed world, and many of the best smart mattresses are currently only available in the US.
Even though we've featured numerous of the best smart beds in the world in this article, you will not necessarily be able to access all of them in the UK.
But we have included notes about this within each section.
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
Sleep Number has a range of mattresses that come with adjustable firmness levels and can be combined with their SleepIQ tracker.
The SleepIQ application is available for all of the Sleep Number beds.
It helps users fully monitor their lives so they can find out how choices are affecting their sleep.
The Sleep Number bed uses sensors to track your heart rate, breathing, and motion to provide data on your sleep patterns.
It also tracks your actions, like exercise and diet, throughout the day so you can see how those adjustments affect your sleep.
Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed
The Sleep Number 360 Smart Bed is the epitome of Sleep Number’s smart technology.
These mattresses consist of 3 layers: The FlexFit base, the ResponsiveAir technology layer with inflatable air chambers to regulate firmness, and the final comfort layer.
The ResponsiveAir technology can make tiny automatic adjustments to the firmness of your mattress throughout the night to perfectly suit your sleeping position.
If you choose the FlexFit adjustable base, you’ll also be able to raise or lower the mattress into more reclining or supportive positions for superior comfort.
The 360 Smart Bed also has numerous other features, including:
- In-built snoring detection: When the mattress detects an audible sign of snoring, the head of the base is gently raised by a few degrees, altering your head position and preventing further snoring.
- Foot warming: This can help you fall asleep faster.
- LED lighting: If you wake up in the middle of the night, sensors will detect if you get up and the LEDs at the base of the bed will automatically switch on for gentle illumination.
The Smart Bed also features IFTTT and smart home integrations.
Is Sleep Number available in the UK?
Sleep Number is not currently available in the UK.
Simmons BeautyRest Smart Motion and Sleep Tracker
Well-known mattress manufacturer Simmons has also entered the smart bed market with their SmartMotion adjustable bed bases and the BeautyRest SleepTracker.
SmartMotion adjustable bed bases
The SmartMotion bed base can be used together with any mattress and provides a range of smart features, as well as full integration with the BeautyRest Sleep Tracker app.
Features include a wireless remote, snore relief, a 6-level massage system, and a full range of adjustable head and foot positions.
BeautyRest SleepTracker and app
The BeautyRest SleepTracker allows you to benefit from sleep monitoring and analysis without having to rely on wearables.
The device is fully integrated into the range of SmartMotion bases and consists of 2 sensors and a control unit.
These can wirelessly track sleep for two individuals in a bed.
The BeautyRest SleepTracker is also available as a standalone in-bed sleep monitor that can be used with any other existing mattress.
Is BeautyRest available in the UK?
While BeautyRest gel memory foam mattresses are available in the UK, the SmartMotion bases and the BeautyRest SleepTracker are currently not available.
How much do smart mattresses cost?
Smart mattresses and smart beds are enormously expensive. You're looking at an absolute minimum spend of £1000.
That said, some smart mattresses are more expensive than others as they all do different things.
You can also always choose ‘how smart’ you want your sleep technology to be.
You can choose to invest in a smart mattress with a tracking app or go the full monty and indulge in a smart mattress with a smart bed base.
You could even simply invest in a smart mattress cover to turn your current mattress into a 21st-century sleeping experience.
There are definitely options available.
Smart mattresses and smart beds are remarkable technologies that can really enhance your sleep.
But they are enormously expensive.
While the investment is usually worth it, they're just simply out of range for most consumers.
Many smart beds are also not yet available in the UK.