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The future of sleep away from home

Jonathan Warren

08.06.2011

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106390172Hotel visitors in the future may have their sleep monitored and be able to check their emails before nodding off using active contact lenses, or so predicts a new report. A six month study by futurologist Ian Pearson commissioned by budget hotel chain Travel Lodge, has envisioned how a typical hotel room might look in 2030, with technology expected to play a major part in snoozing away from home. The report states: "By 2030 we will be able to manage the contents of our dreams as in the movie Inception. Video, audio, smells and tactile experiences produced using our bed or bed linen will play a key role in helping to make our dreams feel real.” Mr Pearson also predicted that monitoring of sleep patterns by the clothes we wear to bed will take place with the aim of diagnosing some medical conditions. He said: “On average we spend a third of our lives asleep and this will still be the case in 2030. Technology will not change our basic need to slumber but it will certainly enhance the experience, enabling sleep to have much greater value than merely rest and recuperation.”

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Jonathan Warren

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