Increased uncertainty and coronasomnia (sleep issues related to the anxiety and depression induced by the pandemic) are just a few of the many brand-new sleep disturbances affecting today’s global population.
The quick spread of sleep disorders demands more tools for their detection, as well as new ways to facilitate healthy sleeping.
According to some, the answer is already here: Smart beds and bedding technology, a billion-worth industry branch that’s still in its infancy. But what exactly is smart bedding?
Smart bedding includes technologically advanced sheets, pillows, mattresses, duvets, and other sleeping paraphernalia, equipped with sensors and features that increase comfort and help with the detection and treatment of sleep disorders.
Some of these are designed to help you regulate your temperature during sleep, and others will sleep-track you to help you gain insight into the specifics of your sleep issues.
Financial experts predict fast growth for the value of the global smart-bedding market until 2026. Smart beds with built-in alarms, TVs, sensors, and self-making features are already available.
The global market size for smart beds was $2.3 billion in 2020, with the potential of reaching $3.8 billion by 2030.
The biggest profit of the smart bedding industry is expected to come from the smart mattresses segment, which will use technology to help you fall asleep faster and stay that way until you’re rested enough to wake up.
So, will people abandon organic bamboo sheets, mattresses, comforters, and other bedding for sleep-tracking, temperature-soothing gadgets of the future? We can only wait and see. In any case, all trends point that way.
The most significant reasons for this include the penetration of the Internet of Things into every aspect of our lives, the increasing numbers of sleep-deprived people, and increased awareness of the importance of healthy sleep patterns.