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Love the feeling of a cool pillow against your cheek at night? A new device called Moona aims to bring you that sensation all night long… and help you get a better night’s sleep by doing so.
In a nutshell, Moona is a “smart sleep” system that helps you fall asleep and keeps you asleep by adjusting the temperature around your head and neck. A quiet bedside device is connected by a tube to a memory foam pad that you slip into your pillowcase, on the top side of your pillow.
The device circulates water through the tube, and the temperature of the water changes to cool or warm the memory foam pad. The creators recommend changing out the water in the device approximately once every three months.
Before using the Moona, you take a questionnaire about your sleep habits. With the help of a motion sensor on the pad, the Moona app tracks your sleep and logs each night’s “temperature profile.” Based on this data, the app offers tips and tricks for a better night’s rest and “adapts” to your sleep schedule over the course of 10 days.
You can use the app to set a specific temperature profile or to turn on a “natural wake-up” feature where the device changes the temperature to the point of causing you to wake up (there are both cool and warm options for this).
Moona was fully funded within 12 hours of the Kickstarter launch, despite the high estimated retail price of $399 (eek!). Early bird options are available for $249 through Kickstarter, and the final product is estimated to ship in June 2018.
In a piece about Moona for The Verge, writer Angela Chen suggested a few cheaper ways to regulate your temperature at night. “If you run hot, try sleeping with your hands and feet outside the covers,” she wrote. “If you run cold, sleep with socks.
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Not drying off completely after a shower might help cool you down, since your body will then expend heat trying to warm you back up. The temperature of the room, the type of bedding you use, how your partner sleeps, and their preferences all have an effect too.”
All images courtesy of Moona
Joe Auer is the editor of Mattress Clarity. He mainly focuses on mattress reviews and oversees the content across the site.
He likes things simple and take a straightforward, objective approach to his reviews. Joe has personally tested nearly 250 mattresses and always recommends people do their research before buying a new bed. He has been testing mattresses for over 5 years now, so he knows a thing or two when it comes to mattress selection. He has been cited as an authority in the industry by a number of large publications.
Joe has an undergraduate degree from Wake Forest University and an MBA from Columbia University.