Sleep has been praised in countless studies as a critical factor in anyone’s success. But no one needs a study to tell them how different they feel — and how much better they function — after a truly restful sleep. Until the Fountain of Youth is located, the Perfect Night’s Sleep will remain the holy grail. That’s why a crowd funding effort on indiegogo for the Health o meter nuyu Sleep System was oversubscribed, raising nearly $110K, 526% of its goal. People want to sleep and they’re willing to pay. (And many would prefer not to give in to pharmaceutical solutions.)
The nuyu Sleep System is a sleep mat that changes temperature throughout the night, going from warm when you first climb into bed to cooler as the night goes on — and back again. It communicates with an app to help you adjust and determine your ideal temperatures. The system costs $500 retail and integrates with a separate $49 activity/sleep tracker, which can also be used on its own to collect personal activity data and send it to your smart phone or tablet.