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Sleep Too Hot or Too Cold? Introducing the Climate360 Smart Bed

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It was the coolest (or hottest) launch event of the year, and it took place to introduce the next innovation in sleep health and wellbeing.  



On Sept. 28-29, Sleep Number, the sleep health and wellness technology leader, invited health, technology and lifestyle/commerce media to experience the innovative Climate360 smart bed in-person in New York before it hits stores. The event space was transformed into a luxury sleep environment where guests could experience the new smart bed, learn about the features and benefits and hear the role temperature plays in sleep from our experts:  


  • Raj Mills, Vice President, SleepIQ Health and Research 

  • Dr. Mark Aloia, Head of Sleep and Behavioral Sciences, SleepIQ Health 

  • Brad Rau, Senior Vice President – General Management and Development 360 smart bed 

  • Dr. Peter G. Polos, Sleep Medicine Specialist and Sleep Number Sleep Expert | MD, PhD, FCCP, FAASM 


Tired of Sleeping Too Hot or Too Cold? 

The Climate360 smart bed is the It’s the world’s first and only* sleep solution to help address temperature concerns, keeping sleepers at their ideal temperature throughout the night.  This new smart bed is designed to help regulate your temperature throughout the night by working with your natural sleep cycles to help you fall asleep and stay asleep. It does this by using advanced temperature technology to create a personalized and responsive microclimate. 


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What Is a Microclimate? 

A microclimate is the area immediately surrounding each sleeper. The Climate360 smart bed allows each person to choose the microclimate that is most comfortable for them on their side of the bed. This can be individualized based on each sleeper’s particular needs on any given day.  


Throughout the event, guests were able to lay on the Climate360 smart bed and experience a personalized microclimate for themselves. Using routines or preferences selected by the sleeper, the Climate360TM smart bed delivers active cooling and warming through zones on each side of the bed, creating individualized temperature control to help sleepers fall asleep faster and keep them asleep. 


  • To Cool the Sleeper: The bed actively pulls heat away from the sleeper's body and microclimate, and removes it from the bed. 

  • To Warm the Sleeper: The bed pushes warm air up through the bed's surface to warm the sleeper’s body and microclimate. 


“With the Climate360, users can set a warming schedule for bedtime that heats either the full bed or just the foot of the bed. I like the thought of having my feet warmed up as soon as I hop into bed,” said Christina Snyder, Healthline.   


How Does Temperature Affect Sleep? 

Struggling with temperature during sleep is a challenge for many people, especially couples – with 80% of couples reporting one or both partners sleep too hot or cold. † 


“Temperature is critical to our sleep environment and promotes our sleep onset. In fact, one of the triggers for sleep is a cool environment, so sleeping in elevated temperatures can raise your core body temperature and affect your sleep quality,” said Dr. Peter G. Polos, MD, PhD, FAASM: Sleep Medicine Specialist and Sleep Number Sleep Expert. “We often underestimate the role a bed plays, but if your bed can’t dissipate or absorb heat, it’ll linger on your body and can keep your core temperature high.” 


Research shows that a slight decrease of 1 to 1.5 degrees in core body temperature helps sleepers fall asleep quicker and stay asleep. While it can be difficult, regulating temperature throughout the night can lead to higher sleep quality, which science shows enhances our physical, mental and emotional health.  


“Sleeping too warm is a major issue, and it can often be out of our control. And when our sleep is interfering with our daily lives, it can lead to frustration, especially when it feels like there’s no solution,” said Mark S. Aloia, PhD: Head of Sleep and Behavioral Science, Sleep Number and Associate Professor, National Jewish Health. “Temperature regulating beds, however, allow sleepers to be in control of their own microclimate, and in turn, can lead to quality, restful sleep that’s crucial to feeling energized and well-rested.” 


The Climate360 smart bed is available online and in-stores Oct. 4, 2022.  


Like diet and exercise, quality sleep has a profound impact on our physical, emotional and mental wellbeing. Because no two people sleep the same, Sleep Number 360® smart beds, with SleepIQ® technology, sense your movements and automatically adjust firmness, comfort and support to keep you both sleeping comfortably and provide proven quality sleep. Find your Sleep Number® setting for your best possible night's sleep, and if you own a Sleep Number® bed, log in to your InnerCircle Rewards account to see your exclusive offers, refer friends and more.


*Sleep Number’s Climate360 smart bed is the first and only bed to actively cool, warm and effortlessly respond to each sleeper. Based on use of temperature features and our proprietary Responsive Air® technology. 


†Results from a 2020 Sleep Number survey of 1,004 respondents who reported they or their partner sometimes sleep too hot or too cold. 


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