Want to know how you sleep? Samsung's new SleepSense will tell you about it

Samsung launched its new SleepSense personal healthcare device at IFA in Berlin today. The device has been developed to monitor your sleep pattern, your sleep quantity and quality and can provide personalised sleep reports and recommendations through a mobile app.

To make it work, you'll just need to place the sensor under your mattress and sync it with the mobile app before going off to sleep. While you sleep, the sensor will monitor your heart rate, respiratory rate and your body movements and will offer you a summary in the morning.

The ultimate aim of SleepSense is to calculate your sleep score, which can vary with age. The score is based on factors like "total sleep time, sleep efficiency, the time it took to fall asleep, the number of times you woke up, the number of times you got out of bed, percentage of time in REM (rapid eye movement) and percentage of time in deep sleep."

You can also connect the sensor with Samsung's air-conditioners and TVs and the sensor will turn them off once it detects that you have fallen asleep. Other devices like thermostats, security cameras, and lightbulbs can also be connected to SleepSense.

SleepSense can also perform functions like waking you up gradually as well as monitoring your family members' sleep through the 'family care' functionality.

Samsung hasn't announced the pricing or availability dates of SleepSense as yet, but we'll let you know as soon as it does.

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