If you’re interested in changing your sleep behavior or want insight into your overnight bedroom environment, the Sense smart home device is a must-have product. Simply put, Sense is a spherical sensor that tracks sleep behavior. Whether it’s loud noises, levels of brightness, temperature spikes, humidity changes, or particles in the air, Sense ensures that your sleep environment is carefully monitored.
Equipped with an intuitive alarm system, Sense wakes you up at the right time – eliminating the groggy starts to your day. Your Sense purchase comes with a Sleep Pill device that seamlessly attaches to your pillowcase and invisibly tracks your sleep patterns. With a built-in 6-axis accelerometer and gyroscope sensors, the Sleep Pill collects data on your sleep movements and sends the info via Bluetooth to your Sense device.
Capable of detecting deep REM sleep, broken sleep, and just waking up, the Sleep Pill lets Sense know when your morning tossing and turning means it’s time to wake up. If you set your alarm close to the time you begin to naturally stir, the smart alarm will go off bringing you awake at the optimal moment. This process will leave you feeling energizers versus wanting to hit the snooze button over and over again.
The San Francisco-based Hello designed Sense to be “the first system that combines the insight of your sleep patterns with the data of the environment of your bedroom.” With your Sleep Pill clipped to your pillow and the Sense device resting on top of your nightstand, there’s only one way to marry these two pieces of technology: an iOS/Android compatible companion app. Whether you want an instant replay of sounds that woke you up in the middle of the night (like your cats tackling each other at 3 am) or monitor the pollen count while you sleep, the Sense app gives you a Sleep Score the following day.
With the goal of giving you the best night’s sleep possible, the Sleep Score takes into consideration your bedroom’s environment, whether that be light levels, disturbances, particle levels, or erratic temperatures. A pitch black room, for example, will get you a +10 score boost whereas an unplanned car alarm at 4 a.m. will knock you down –20 points. Fixing all of the sleep disturbances will eventually give you a score of 100 – the ideal sleeping environment. Thankfully, Sense will tell you what those are each and every day.
Falling asleep has never been so relaxing. From playing white noise while drifting off at night or waking up to the sound of light rain, Sense’s powerful built-in speaker personalizes the bedtime experience. If you’re sleeping next to a snorer and want to convince them of their interrupted sleep, simply clip a second Sleep Pill on their pillow and start tracking restlessness throughout the night. You could also show them how much their snoring is impacting your sleep as well. The Sleep Pill sensors last a full year and are completely water-resistant. So if it ends up in the wash with your pillowcases, It’ll still be ready to go the same night.
Designed for people who want to improve their sleeping patterns, the Sense is an action-packed beautifully-designed device that looks out for your best interests. If you want to know your optimal sleeping temperature, the Sense app will tell you. If you’re curious whether or not pollen levels have risen causing nasal allergies, Sense’s particle sensor will give you the details. It even lets you play back the noises that wake you up in the middle of the night.
Hello describes their product as “technology that takes back your sleep.” After analyzing the countless features packed inside this tiny nightstand device and knowing the importance of a good night’s sleep, this is a no-brainer purchase for everyone looking to improve their health.