According to a research, children who are 5 to 12 years old will need approximately 11 to 12 hours of sleep. While those who are 12 to 18 years old requires not less than 8.5 hours to a maximum of 10 hours of sleep every night. Getting less than their required number of sleep every night will reduce their memory and learning ability. They will also get tired easily and become restless during the whole day.
It’s difficult to know whether your kids are already in bed or not. They might still be doing other activities like playing video games with their smartphones which definitely will deprive them of their much needed sleep.
Sleep Number, that’s the company’s name, has introduced a smart bed for kids. Parents will now be able to monitor whether their children are already sleep or still playing video games with their smartphones or doing something else instead of being in the dreamland for the night. The bed is called Sleep IQ Kids bed.
The minimum price is $1,000. Options available are twin, full and queen size with a corresponding price increase.
The bed’s adjustable mattress has built in pressure sensors which are capable of monitoring the child’s movement, breathing pattern including the child’s heart rate while sleeping.
A wireless smartphone apps will collect all the data during the night and will make it available to parents. The data will be very useful in determining whether their children have a good night sleep or not.
Children’s movements and activities can likewise be monitored while they are still awake. Another feature of the app is to warn parents when their children get out of bed anytime during the night.
Pete Bils, vice president of sleep innovation and clinical research at Sleep Number, said, “We wanted to transform a family’s bedtime. We know kids latch on and develop routines faster and stronger and longer lasting when things are done as a family”.
Providing children a Sleep IQ Kids bed will not only help in ensuring that they get the required number of sleeping hours but it will also serve as warning device to keep tract of their kids’ whereabouts during the night for safety purposes.