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Why You Shouldn’t Invest in a Smart Mattress

October 17, 2023  ·  7 min read

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Investing in a smart mattress seems to be all the rage right now all across the World Wide Web. Check out this new innovative mattress! See how smart mattresses can be beneficial for your health. Get the best sleep of your life with a mattress that knows you better than you know yourself! 

The marketing surrounding these smart beds is quite impressive. Almost every big mattress brand has put out its own version of a smart mattress with its own unique features. If you find these technologically advanced mattresses intriguing, we’re here to share a word of caution. Although these mattresses seem to come with a long list of innovative technological features that seem impressive, they also come with hefty price tags and a list of complications that may make sleep more stressful. 

While we do say that your sleep is priceless, the mattress experts at Texas Mattress Makers don’t believe that a smart mattress is a worthwhile investment. Here’s why.

What is a smart mattress?

A smart mattress refers to a high-tech mattress made with technology that links to a sleep-tracking app to provide data on your sleep patterns. A smart bed can track your movement, your heart rate, and your body temperature using sensors in the mattress and will ultimately give you a score on how “well” or “not well” you slept that night. 

The purpose of smart beds is to provide sleepers with hard data on the quality of their sleep and what they can do to improve it. Sounds pretty cool, right? In theory, yes, but in practice, not so much. Smart mattresses overcomplicate what should be a very simple thing, providing you with a supportive and comfortable surface to get a good night’s sleep on. But with all the bells and whistles, you may find yourself losing sleep over your smart mattress. Let’s get into why.

The problem with smart beds

Sometimes, technology does not improve an item. In the case of a mattress, too much tech can overcomplicate and take away what you actually need in a mattress to get quality sleep. 

1. Not a viable sleep solution

The whole point of a smart mattress is to provide data on how you sleep every night. However, this info only points out that you’re not sleeping well without actually fixing the problem. Sure, the app may share some sleep tips or allow you to customize the temperature* or the firmness of your mattress, but it’s not aware of what your body actually needs to get quality rest. Mattresses are not one-size-fits-all, but these sleep apps treat them as such. 

You need a mattress that is created by mattress experts who know exactly what you need in a bed. While these smart bed developers spend their time making an app, the experts at Texas Mattress Makers spend their time making mattresses with top-of-the-line, innovative components that can benefit you and your sleep. We focus on your comfort and support, not an app. 

*Keep reading: Why does my mattress make me sweat?

2. Unreliable apps

One of the biggest complaints that users have with smart beds is that the apps designed to track your sleep and adjust your bed have connectivity issues and are prone to crashing. As we all know, mobile apps and phones in general are not always reliable 100% of the time. 

Imagine if you wanted to make adjustments to your mattress based on the app’s recommendations, but the app isn’t working. So frustrating! Then you’re stuck with a mattress that can’t properly cater to your needs. You may even end up sleeping worse than you did before! 

3. Information overload can create stress

Feeling like you’re being graded on your sleep every night can have unpleasant ramifications. You might wake up each morning stressing about the numbers and statistics you’ll see on the screen. Or worse, spending your night wondering if it’s tracking your data. Don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing wrong with data, but when it’s related to something as important as sleep, these sleep-tracking apps may only cause you more stress. And we all know how stress affects sleep.

Furthermore, a mattress should not encourage you to use your phone more. Reducing your screen time before bed is a great way to get better sleep, but with a smart bed, you have to use your phone to activate the mattress’s features. 

4. Expensive and exclusionary 

To be blunt, there’s no such thing as an affordable smart bed. Even if the fancy technology and data-driven apps appeal to you, the price tags on these beds are absolutely appalling. What’s worse is that these smart beds are marketed highly to people who suffer from chronic illnesses or physical disabilities who need more customization capabilities…but the price points are not accessible in the slightest. 

If you are someone who fits into those categories and is looking for a more customizable mattress, Texas Mattress Makers can help! As a mattress manufacturer, we can create a fully custom mattress that is suited to your unique needs. We can also recommend an adjustable mattress base that allows you to customize the positioning of your mattress for a more comfortable sleeping experience. 

5. Privacy concerns 

If you use any product that utilizes an app that collects your personal data, you should be concerned about your privacy. When you purchase a smart mattress, you are allowing the bed’s app to collect data about you, your personal habits, and your health. Meaning, that the company that created the app now has access to sensitive information about you and it’s unclear what they could be using that data for. If you are at all concerned about data privacy, stay away from smart mattresses.  

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Are smart mattresses worth it? 

In our expert opinion, no. Putting your sleep in the hands of an app is not the best way to get the quality rest you deserve. Instead, we recommend investing in a quality mattress with high-quality components to get the sleep results you desire. A smart bed may include high-tech features, but at the end of the day, technology can’t give you your perfect mattress — although the companies will tell you it can. 

You need a mattress that is made with high-quality supportive and comfort components that will cater to your body’s needs. And you can find your dream mattress at Texas Mattress Makers.

Ditch the Smart Mattress for a Quality Mattress from Texas Mattress Makers

Is a mattress a good investment? Yes, if it’s the right one. The bottom line is that a smart mattress is not a smart investment for your sleep quality because the technology is not made with you in mind. At the end of the day, you are the best judge of what you need to get better sleep — even the latest and greatest technology can’t ever know what is best for you. You can save thousands of dollars (and a headache) by simply purchasing a mattress made with innovative components that will suit your exact sleep needs. 

If you’ve ever thought to yourself, why is mattress shopping so hard? Texas Mattress Makers provides a mattress-shopping experience that is simple and stress-free. Our experts get to know you and your needs before taking care of the rest. All of our mattresses feature top-of-the-line components that can each benefit a different type of sleeper. Whatever your needs are, we have a mattress that will give you the best sleep of your life for a fraction of the price of a smart mattress.

If you are in the market for any sleep accessories to enhance your rest, speak to an expert in any of our showrooms in Katy, Downtown Houston, The Woodlands, Rosenberg, Humble, and Baybrook, TX, or shop online! 

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