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SleepIQ Kids bed is a perfect high-tech bed for kids, terrible for monsters and spookables

The SLEEP NUMBER company is going after a whole new market, and they need the tiniest beds in town. The company has announced the SleepIQ Kids bed, debuting this week at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES), a bed that adjusts with children as they grow. The bed also uses individualized sleep knowledge and adjustability to create the perfect night’s sleep for your children.

According to a national Sleep Number sleep survey, a majority of parents find it difficult to ensure their kids get enough quality sleep each night. Almost 80 percent say sleep impacts their child’s performance in school, and 68 percent say it affects their child’s extracurricular activities. The SleepIQ Kids bed helps parents learn about their kids’ sleep and how it impacts their day, and gives parents and kids the tools they need to improve their sleep.

“Every parent can relate to the nightly family bedtime ritual and wanting it to be a meaningful time to connect with their children. As parents know, bedtime doesn’t always turn out that way,” said Annie Bloomquist, senior vice president and chief product officer, Sleep Number. “The SleepIQ Kids bed turns bedtime into quality time, making it a fun, enjoyable experience. It shows parents and kids how to achieve great sleep habits with smart features that help guide and coach, giving kids a great night’s sleep tonight to be their best tomorrow.”

The SleepIQ Kids bed empowers parents and children with a combination of individualized sleep knowledge and adjustability, using effortless technology. There’s nothing to wear or turn on. The SleepIQ technology monitors presence in bed, average breathing, average heart rate and movement, using a full-body algorithm to assess quality of sleep, assigning a SleepIQ score for each night’s sleep.

Parents and kids can monitor routines that affect sleep, such as exercise, caffeine and screen time; learn their child’s individual level of comfort and support of their bed (Sleep Number setting); and make adjustments to give their kids quality sleep, helping them develop healthy sleep routines now and for life.

On of the best features is that bed is designed to be flexible and adaptable for each child’s situation and age. The SleepIQ technology can be used by parents to help guide and coach good sleep routines for young children. It evolves as kids get older to use by themselves to manage their sleep. The SleepIQ Kids bed provides adjustability to accommodate kids’ growing bodies and their need for the appropriate support, comfort and spinal alignment.

Four- to six-year-olds need help with their sleep routines, but by age seven to nine, kids start managing their own sleep and using smart devices. They can use the SleepIQ technology to coach and encourage them. Around ages 10 to 12, kids become more independent and have more to manage with homework, exams and other activities. At this age, they can use the SleepIQ technology to help them manage their own sleep and SleepIQ score.

Parents and children can view the sleep dashboard to see how well they slept and how their sleep was impacted by daily activities such as sports, studies, exercise, stress and late night snacks. They learn what to do to achieve better sleep each night. Equipped with their child’s individual sleep knowledge, parents can help their kids achieve optimal sleep. Establishing good sleep habits now sets up kids for a lifetime of quality sleep.