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24 LIFESTYLE SUNDAY JULY 20 2014 NTNE01Z01MA - V1 body+soul www.bodyandsoul.com.au TELE01Z01BS - V1 b+s 06 wellbeing Beds that can stop you from snoring, change temperature and sing you to slumber? Welcome to the future of sleep technology, writes Liz Graham What sleep Will be like in 2030 W alk into your bedroom in a decade or two and youll be entering the ultimate tech zone. Tucked away in your pyjamas, sheets, mattress, lamp, curtains and walls will be technology thats working constantly to ensure you get the best possible nights sleep. Thats the theory of Australian futurist Morris Miselowski, who says: As we move towards becoming a wellness society, where well be living longer with the help of technology, our beds and sleeping habits will evolve, too. WHATS IN STORE fOR OuR SlEEp Miselowski is the author of The Future of Sleep, a research paper written in conjunction with bed manufacturer Sealy, in which he predicts that beds are about to undergo a fundamental change from passive to dynamic. Beds will know from a concert of information whats going on inside us, and will change accordingly, he explains. They will become softer or firmer, provide ambient noise, adjust the temperature, theyll even nudge us into a different position if were snoring. In a few decades this technology will all be invisible, hidden in clothing, furniture and the home itself, Miselowski believes. There will be no blinking lights, it will be a pure space. This scenario is much closer than you might think. The increasing popularity of wearable tech devices, and particularly sleep gadgets, are a sign of how willing we are to let technology orchestrate the bedroom, Miselowski says. Meanwhile, the technology for a dynamic bed is already here. In the US, brands of tech-beds boast mattresses with adjustable firmness and elevation, in-built massage functions and the ability to monitor your breathing, movement and heart rate. However, these features come at a big cost, with some designs retailing at about $8500. Were also moving closer to a centralised storage system for our personal health data, with Apple and Google announcing that their nextgen software will have a platform HealthKit and Google Fit, respectively at which health information can be stored and apps can share data. HOW THIS WIll AffECT OuR REST So what does this mean for people with sleeping difficulties? Between 20 and 30 per cent of Australians have a problem with either falling asleep or staying asleep, Australian sleep expert Dr Carmel Harrington says. Between 20 and 30 per cent of us have a problem with either falling asleep or staying asleep Available at leading pharmacies Puretopias Instant Face Moisturiser icludes patented peptide complexes with anti-wrinkle, skin smoothing and lifting benefts. Ingredient rich with SPF 15 protection, its ultra nourishing and rapidly absorbing, leaving your skin feeling fresh and vibrant throughout the day. IS YOUR SKIN CRAVING than just MORE Daily, my skin is exposed to the harsh Australian weather- Puretopia s Daily Face Moisturiser has given my skin the moisture boost and radiance it craves whilst providing essential SPF protection. Natural where it counts, with bioactive technology to satisfy your skin needs and nothing to feel guilty about! Puretopia is your chocolate without the calories, providing effective skincare with proven results. MOISTURE? 14 -0 12 1 WIN A FREE SMSF Join over 800,000 Australians that have taken control of their super to secure their future. Vision One and Maple Planning would like to invite you to a free informa tion evening on Monday 28th July at Novotel Darwin Atrium How to buy property with your super Get your superfund earning again Take control of your superfund Taxation benefts and options TOPICS Enjoy a beautiful free dinner and come along to an easy to understand, information session that will let you know your options. Take control of your money and your future today. CALL 1800 816 482 to book your complimentary seats and ask about the FREE $50 Eftpos card This information is of a general nature only and does not take into account your fnancial circumstances. Maple Planning Pty Ltd is an Authorised Representative Financial Services 345905 Authorised Representative Australian Financial Service License 291636 *Conditions apply Date: Monday 28th July Venue: Novotel Darwin Atrium Time: 7pm / Dinner provided USE YOUR SUPER TO BUY PROPERTY
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