This new "sleep station" will give people no reason to get out of bed in the morning. The Starry Night bed, as it's called, contains enough features to allow you to stay in bed all day and surf the Web, watch movies, or listen to your digital music collection with its built-in surround sound system. You won't believe some of the features that this "super bed" sports, and it all comes with a hefty price tag.
OK, the title of this article is a bit extreme, but the fact that obesity is a problem in America is no joke. According to the National Center of Health, 63% of Americans are overweight, and obesity claims the lives of 300,000 people per year in the United States. So the idea that we can have a bed with an HDTV projector, surround sound system, iPod docking station, and high-powered computer all built-in , is probably not going to help our obesity problem at all.
Lets put the obesity issue to bed (ha ha) for a minute and take a look at what makes this bed special. I already mentioned some of the features, but there are more. This bed is completely controlled by the on-board computer, which sports 1,500GB of memory. The bed will automatically heat or cool each side based upon the user's preferences. The Starry Night bed also boasts a cool feature that is supposed to help you sleep more soundly at night. The bed will automatically adjust the positioning of the mattress based upon how much you toss and turn throughout the nigh, and it is also supposed to reduce the amount of snoring by shifting the mattress's incline to open up your air passage.
The maker of this new bed is Leggett & Platt, who has its headquarters in Carthage, Missouri. This company has always produced high quality furniture parts - how do I know this? Well, I used to work for a Leggett & Platt company in Grand Rapids, Michigan. So, I'm sure that this bed is made with the highest quality parts and materials out there, but that also reflects in the price of the bed. This bed is expected to available later this year for an estimated $20,000-$50,000 - depending upon which options you choose.
The Starry Night "smart bed" will be unveiled at CES this week in Las Vegas. There's no doubt that this bed will turn a few heads at CES this year, but whether or not it will be a big seller in the U.S., we'll have to wait and see.
Source: This is London.co.uk
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