Select Comfort Debuts Temperature Control for Beds
During a year of sporadic Minnesota temperatures, Plymouth-based Select Comfort has added a new layer, literally, to how we control the temperature of our beds.
Select Comfort’s signature Sleep Number brand has developed a new product, dubbed DualTemp, which is a bedding layer that is designed to control the temperature of individual sides of a bed or evenly distribute temperature throughout.
Just as the Sleep Number bed grants control of the firmness on each half of a bed, the DualTemp layer allows users to adjust each side of a bed to their preferred temperature.
Unlike the Sleep Number bed, however, DualTemp is only a bedding layer, which can be applied to any bed. The layer has two wireless remotes so each sleeper can control their respective sides.
The new DualTemp layer is available at the 400 Sleep Number stores across the country and online on the company’s website. The retail price for a queen-size layer is about $1,700 and includes a 100-night trial and a three-year limited warranty.
According to Select Comfort 75 percent of participants in a company study said that feeling too hot at night disrupts their sleep. In a separate company study, more than 55 percent of participants admitted they disagree with their sleep partner about temperature in the bedroom.
“Through consumer insights, we identified a need that wasn’t being met . . . the need to individualize temperature on each side of the bed to achieve better sleep,” Chief Product Officer Annie Bloomquist said in a statement.
Sleep Number’s proprietary technology “offers an exclusive, premium product that combines high function and design to solve sleepers’ pervasive temperature problem,” Bloomquist added.
Although Sleep Number is only just exploring its heating and cooling technology, DualTemp “is the first in a multi-year pipeline of exclusive innovations that will impact our customers’ sleep in profound ways,” company spokeswoman Sarah Reckard told Twin Cities Business in a Tuesday email.