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CES sleep tech, ranked

Loftie

The claim: Loftie renders smartphone alarms moot. The sleek, analog clock plays meditations, bedtime playlists, breathwork tracks, and more to help you fall asleep and wake up phone-free. If you do want to stay connected, Loftie's app allows you to schedule specific sounds and multiple alarms.

Delaney's take: “I like the ability to set your alarm remotely to remove technology from the bedroom. Loftie's other features like sound baths and white noise are a nice addition. As someone who uses his phone as an alarm clock, this is a product I would be interested in trying.”

Chilipad Sleep System

The claim: Layer this pad over your mattress and you can set the temperature between 55 and 115 degrees Fahrenheit. The two-person option caters to couples with different preferences.  

Delaney's take: “Your body temperature drops as you drift off, and your sleep environment should encourage this transition. By keeping your sleep surface cool, the pad can help your body achieve a more optimal resting state. Most people sleep well when their environment is in the mid-sixties.”

Motion Pillow

The claim: This one's for the snorers. Motion Pillow adjusts its shape based on your sleep position to prevent the breathing issue. A wireless product, the device also analyzes and tracks sleep data.

Delaney's take: “Changing head position may help reduce snoring, but it could also cause cervical discomfort and potential musculoskeletal issues if the ranges of motion are too great. I would need to test this one to better understand the adjustments that are being made."

Arenar iBand+

The claim: Wear this wireless headband while you sleep, and it will supposedly induce lucid dreaming by analyzing your brain waves. 

Delaney's take: “Many people today struggle with getting adequate sleep, so I think most would be wise to establish a healthy relationship with their sleep habits before using technology to try and influence their dreams. This seems like a bit of a stretch based on the current science.”