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Time to join the future? ????
Apparently it earns up to $1USD per day and heats your house.
As I'm sure a lot of you have noticed in the past 12 months, it seems that sleep health is starting to become a bigger part of modern-day life. Go figure, we're supposed to spend a third of our lives in that state and a poor night's sleep can have a dramatic effect on the following days.
Trying to give you all a break from quarterly news on everything and everyone, take a rest and have a squiz at some options for a more regulated night's sleep.
In terms of investment, most of these companies are based overseas and there is definitely a tailwind/large market (we all sleep, but we don't all have $3k to spend on a mattress topper) so it will be interesting to watch the cost curve change on this one as adoption takes off. One company did a private raise in 2021 and one company started on kickstarter I believe but nothing public as of yet. There are concerns however, for some of the unknown dangers of EMF's being emitted from the more tech heavy options but here goes.
First we have the BedJet which is essentially a small aircon unit that blows cool air from the foot of your mattress under the fitted sheet and keeps you dry and cool in a hot, humid environment and has a heating function for winter. Apparently could be loud and difficult to control over the course of the night. Find it here for between $700 and $2,000
ChiliSleep has a product offering called the Ooler or a newer system called the Dock Pro (yet to be released in Australia) that appear to be the entry-level for a physical mattress topper that uses water tubes and an under-bed pump unit to heat/cool and push the water around so that you (and/or) your sleep partner can have a dedicated temperature with a higher level of control. You can connect the app and actually schedule routines to warm you up in the morning instead of an audible alarm clock. That is, assuming you wouldn't just get too relaxed and wet the bed.
Have a look here
Last, but certainly not least is Eight Sleep, the founders of which appeared on the Ali Abdaal podcast at the end of last year and got me looking into this stuff in the first place. Currently it is the bee's knees of sleep health. (apparently)
If we can ignore the concerns about having sensors all over your body while you sleep recording data, factoring in a further $200 annual subscription for premium features and a $3,500 starting price for a full mattress topper, there are some huge benefits. This is supposedly the most effective, quietest, efficient and user-friendly system. According to various subreddits though, customer service is not so flash and the founders do spend a lot of time on Twitter promoting the product and ignoring customer concerns. Probably not yet cheap enough to warrant the 60-day trial in my eyes but is top on my list for the near future. They also have a fancy Apple-esque website that makes you feel guilty for not having one.
Sleep tight, Strawfolks!
Nourished in partnership with Neutrogena have developed a quiz, AI face scan and a specialised 3D printer to diagnose vitamin deficiencies and supply packages of individualised chewable "vegan-friendly" (no gelatine) gummies to (at this stage) be a part of a daily skincare routine.
Officially launched and displayed at CES 2023, I'm sure we will see more of this as advertising campaigns get off and running.
The cool things I can see from this is a further normalisation of 3D printing and an expansion of capabilities. A few years ago anything on the ASX that used the term "3D Printing" was sent on a moonshot but quickly came off when we all realised how most of it was a pipe-dream. Only a couple of years on, some of those ideas are becoming a reality.
I don't own an ink printer but I do have a 3D printer at home. Not that these are at the stage for home-use. This is definitely a feel-good story about the true potential of at-home treatment that humans can look forward to in the coming decades if you can ignore the idea that your profile could be hacked and the robots could all schedule a supplement diet that sends the human race into a dazed state that only benefits the overlord AI. I'm sure they have a workaround for that though.