Hello Sense – Smartest, Most stylish, Sleep tracker
Sense by Hello is a stylish and very smart app-enabled sleep tracker that has managed to garner phenomenal support from sleep deprived pledgers on Kickstarter, raising over 20 times their initial goal of $100,000.
How Sense works
Sense is a simple system that consists of a futuristic-looking orb (which monitors the conditions in your room and picks up on disturbances throughout the night); a discreet clip-on attachment for your pillow called the ‘Sleep Pill’ (essentially a tracking sensor), and a companion app to bring collate the data and make it all work.
If you’re the type of person who typically wakes up on the wrong side of the bed in the morning, or has a hate-hate kind of relationship with alarm clocks then Sense thinks it might be able to help. It understands that humans have a natural sleep cycle, and whilst a normal alarm will go off at the time you programmed it to; Sense’s Sleep Pill has the ability to detect when you begin to stir naturally and will wake you up during this phase before you have a chance to slip back into deep sleep. For example, if you set your alarm for 9:30, but Sense detects that you’re half awake by 9:15, then the alarm will go off then instead of waiting until the preset time when you’d be forced to wake up from a deeper sleep.
How much does a good night’s sleep cost?
As any insomniac will be able to tell you, you can’t put a price on a good night’s sleep, but Sense by Hello is going to set you back $129 (+shipping outside the U.S.). It’s not the cheapest of ways to try and get a better night’s sleep, but if it works and it’s something you end up using every night of the year it works out a cost of just over $0.31 per night…