Handmade Luxury: Savoir Beds
by Rima Suqi In a suburban London warehouse, a man is massaging horsehair. Not just any horsehair, but hair from the tails of Argentinian horses which is apparently the best hair to use to make some of the most expensive mattresses in the world...
Casper's New Dual-Layer Pillows
For all that we make of the ongoing mattress boom, only ancillary attention has been paid to pillows. And yet, developments are afoot here as well. One of the brands leading the renewed interest in inexpensive, high-quality mattresses also has...
Lighting Science's "Good Night" Biological LED Lamp
Most of us are aware of the fact that there's more to a good night's sleep than an excellent mattress. In fact, there are so many tangential sleep industries—from pills, teas, apps and creams all the way to therapy. Until recently, however, countless...
In the second reiteration of its fitness tracker, Microsoft swaps out the flat display for a curved one (now protected with Gorilla Glass 3), creating a more refined look and fit. Underneath the hood are 11 sensors (including built-in GPS) that track...
Jawbone UP Gets Back on Track
Released earlier this spring, the new generation of Jawbone UP products (2, 3 and 4, the latter which includes contactless AmEx payments on top of heart rate and temperature tracking) offered a favorable initial impression, but after a few weeks...
Jawbone UP 2, 3, 4
Jawbone, an early mover in the wearable fitness tracker category, today announced two new products and shared updates on a third. The UP2 replaces the UP24, the UP3 adds cardiovascular and temperature tracking and the UP4 layers in contactless payments...
Sense Sleep Tracker
A good night of sleep is an integral part of living a healthy lifestyle. While the old standby guideline of getting eight hours hasn't changed much, research shows that the quality of sleep is just as important as the quantity. Ambient light, noise...
Building a Smarter Bedroom
It's no secret technology is still entering each and every portion of our lives. From wearables to a smart cup that knows exactly what you're drinking, the future of technology aims to not only help us keep track of our own biometrics, but also help...
Luxury Meets Technology for the Beautyrest Black
For over 100 years, Simmons—the company that standardized queen and king sized mattresses—has been dedicated to creating the perfect bed. Considering that over a lifetime, people spend hundreds of thousands of hours tucked in and fast asleep...
Basis Band and App
The wearable activity monitor market has exploded; we saw more than 30 players at this year's CES. Basis—an easy-to-use watch with a mobile and web app offers data more advanced than most of the competition through monitoring and leveraging heart...
Jawbone UP 24 Data Visualization
As noted before, not only is information useful, it's also beautiful. Recognizing this, the recently appointed VP of Data at sleep and health data tracking device Jawbone, Monica Rogati, has partnered with artist Shantell Martin to utilize all the...
CH Gift Guide: The Insomniac
Garbage trucks, construction noise, emergency emails from the boss, unbearably sweltering summers and freezing winters, constant traveling for work—even if you don't suffer from chronic insomnia, getting a good, restful night of sleep these days feels...
DohmNSF by Marpac
The sophisticated team at Fantastic Man gives their stamp of approval on Marpac's petite white noise-producing machine, the DohmNSF. Urban dwellers and persnickety sleepers will delight in its ability to completely block out irritating sounds with...
Lavender Pillow Insert
ElizabethW's linen pillow inserts are a super soothing way to fall asleep. Simply slide one into your pillowcase and the subtle lavender scent will relax your mind for a full night of sweet dreams.
Coco Stylewood Lounger
Keep a sense of style at home with this designer baby rocker from Bloom Baby. Using a patented Stylewood base and an adjustable 5-point padded safety harness, that simply presses onto the base, this self-rocking lounger successfully marries form and...
Following his lauded MoMA installation "Sleepwalkers" (2007), Doug Aitken has just released a limited edition box set of materials related to the project in collaboration with Princeton Architectural Press and DFA Records. The original piece turned...
Door Noise Stopper
Few things are as frustrating to new parents as having a soundly sleeping baby woken up by a slamming door. Ensure this catastrophe doesnâ€™t happen with one of these bright and practical door noise dampers. Just place the fabric sleeve over the handles...
Best of CH 2011: Five Travel Pairings
After yet another year of seemingly endless adventure, we look back on our favorite trips of 2011 and the items we bring when we take to the road. With the right gear and the right destination, a last-minute red-eye becomes a welcome surprise...
Hibernation might be a bear thing, but getting serious shut-eye is key to not just more pleasant and productive days but longterm health benefits too. While I've tried a few gadgets designed to help you sleep, nothing quite beats the simplicity of...
Sleep Aids for Children
As the dark circles under the eyes of most parents will tell you, instilling good moral values is often far less challenging than negotiating the sleep schedules of your little one. Thankfully for children and their minders alike, a few digital...