How’d you sleep?

It is key to helping you sleep, and now, it will play a role in waking you up, too. We’re talking, of course, about your pillow. But this isn’t just any pillow. It’s the Sunrise Smart Pillow, and it promises to “revolutionize your mornings and your nights” and help you say goodbye to restless nights and groggy mornings alike. How you wake up just may be the most important part of your sleep, and the Sunrise Smart Pillow wants to make sure you’re doing it correctly.

When it’s time to get out of bed, your smart pillow will simulate a sunrise. So even if you’re rising before the sun, the light strips located in the sides of the pillow will gently rouse you much as natural streaming light would. Just set your alarm, and the pillow will do the rest. In fact, the alarm associated with the Sunrise Pillow claims to be a smart one, detecting your sleep cycle and beginning the wake-up process when you’re in the lightest phase of your sleep cycle. That means your pillow will start to emulate sunrise before your alarm goes off, ensuring that by the time you open your eyes, you’re feeling rested.

Apparently, you don’t have to worry about jarring alarm sounds anymore either. The Sunrise Pillow will play nature sounds or your favorite music to rouse you out of bed. Of course, the pillow comes with a companion app, which is meant to track your sleep trends and history to show you how much deep sleep you’re getting a day, and perhaps, how to improve your sleep quality.

The pillow is designed for maximum comfort with material “softer than silk and cooler than linen.” The outer layer is machine washable, and can be removed through a zipper on the side. I am not excited about the zipper though. just another thing to scratch yourself on or create an uncomfortable position.

Currently, you can pre-order a Sunrise Pillow for $99, with an estimated delivery date of August 2017. Check them out on Kickstarter and let us know what you think in the comment section below.

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