Best Smart Beds
Check out our top picks for beds that can monitor your sleep health and adjust your comfort levels with the click of a button
Dec 5th, 2022 •
A good night of sleep is one of life’s greatest pleasures, but can often feel out of reach. Fortunately, there’s a ton of amazing sleep technology out there designed to make great sleep a bit easier, one of the most innovative being smart beds. Read along as we recommend some of the best smart beds on the market — ones where comfort melds with high tech functionality to help you achieve the ultimate sleep experience.
What is a smart bed?
Smart beds and mattresses move beyond simply offering a comfortable place to rest: they add a range of technology applications designed to improve sleep, comfort and health. Many have embedded sensors that monitor movement, heart rate, breathing patterns, sleep duration, REM sleep and other factors.
To help you sleep better, smart bed companies analyze this data to provide you with information on the quality of your sleep, make suggestions, and adjust to your changing positions while you sleep. Some are even equipped with anti-snoring capabilities, while others connect with your favorite digital applications to make recommendations on ideal exercise time or temperature control.
Unless you were born with an unusual superpower, you don’t really know what you’re doing while you sleep, so smart beds help you understand your sleep patterns and then optimize them for even dreamier Zs.
Here are a few of the best smart beds that have been making noise in the sleep industry.
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- Price: $3,595 for queen
- Customer Ratings: 4.7 on Saatva.com
- Purchasing Info: 365-night sleep trial with a lifetime warranty
The Saatva Solaire adjustable mattress is our favorite smart bed. It’s equipped with 50 different firmness levels. This level of customization allows you to pinpoint precisely the best combination of comfort and support for your needs. Best of all, it can be done with the push of a button on the remote.
Its foam is CertiPUR-US certified and infused with cooling gel, so you’ll be sleeping on an eco-friendly and comfortable surface. With a Mattress Advisor cooling score of 8.5/10, the Solaire shouldn’t leave you waking up hot and sweaty.
- Price: $4,699 for queen
- Customer Ratings: 8/5 on Sleepnumber.com
- Trial Period: 100 days (~$200 return and pickup fee if you decide it’s not for you)
The Sleep Number i10 smart bed allows you to set your own preferences for firmness, but also automatically adjusts throughout the night in response to your movement patterns. As with many other smart beds, it will track your breathing and heart rate, and offer tips on diet, exercise, and sleep optimization through an app.
For people living in cold climates, an especially intriguing feature of this mattress is the automatic foot warmer that can be set to turn on just prior to the time you usually crawl into bed. Hello, cozy. Meanwhile, when the bed detects snoring it will adjust the bed position to raise your head.
- Price: Base – $1,499; App – free for the first two years after purchase of a SmartMotion Base, and then $4.99/year
- Note: The Beautyrest SmartMotion Base 2.0 is not currently available to be purchased online. You can locate your nearest store to pick up the base.
The SmartMotion Base is loaded with smart features and can be used with any mattress, making it a great choice for people who don’t want to buy an entirely new mattress. The SmartMotion base can track sleep duration, REM sleep, awake time, and light, while also auto adjusting, providing responsive snoring relief and even a massage.
The compatible Sleeptracker app tracks your sleep patterns, analyzes the data, and makes it available in the app where you can learn about your sleeping habits and get advice on getting a better night’s rest. The app can monitor both sides of the mattress separately, and can be used to control and adjust the base. You can also use the bed’s built-in alarm system that uses pre-set wake times to awaken you when you’re in a light phase of sleep.
- Price: $649 for queen
- Customer Ratings: 4.6/5 on Amazon
- Purchasing Info: 10-year warranty
The Lucid L300 Adjustable Bed Base can be conveniently purchased with the push of a button on Amazon. While it may not offer all the bells and whistles of a luxury smart bed, it’s affordably priced and easy to assemble. Lucid claims it should take you less than five minutes to fully set up this smart bed.
The Lucid L300 includes features including a wireless remote that allows you to incline your head (0-58 degrees) or feet (0-40 degrees). This bedframe can accommodate mattresses under 14” tall, as well as any Lucid mattress.
Smart beds can not only make you feel like you’re one of the Jetsons but can also provide valuable and actionable information about your sleep trends and habits to help you get your best rest.
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Smart Bed FAQs
Is a smart bed worth it?
If you want to be able to understand your sleep more fully and adjust accordingly, a smart bed is worth it. This is especially true if you know that you need to get better sleep or you’re worried that your sleep quality is negatively impacting your life. A top-of-the-line smart bed can both measure biometric data and adjust your bed in real-time to provide you with the best possible sleep. So if you’re ready for that kind of investment and are in need of better sleep, then a smart bed is a solid investment.
That said, there are other ways to measure biometrics, such as smartwatches. If you already own a smartwatch, take a look at some of the biometrics a smart bed would measure and see whether you think the additional investment in a smart bed is necessary for you.
What does a smart bed do?
At their most comprehensive, smart beds measure and track biometric data and respond to it in real time. These beds have sensors to track things like temperature, respiration rate, and snoring, and they also have adjustable features. For instance, if you snore, a smart bed with an adjustable base can automatically raise the head of the bed while you snooze peacefully. These smart beds also connect to an app that allows you to review your sleep data.
Other smart beds only include tracking or adjustability features, but not both. Also, you can transform many high-quality mattresses into a smart-bed alternative by adding an adjustable base.
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