Electronics will help us snooze in the future, predicts report

Cutting-edge technology will mean travelers in 2030 will get the perfect night's sleep on the road, according to a new report.

The Future of Sleep report, commissioned by budget hotel chain Travelodge and conducted by renowned futurologist Ian Pearson, takes a look at just some of the innovations travelers can expect within the next 20 years to help them get a good night's sleep.

The hotel room of the future, Pearson predicts, will use augmented reality to display ornaments, photos or an entire "virtual" display of the traveler's bedroom at home, making them feel at home.

Air conditioning will be capable of perfectly recreating a variety of conditions, said the report, helping guests to acclimatize themselves, go to sleep more relaxed and wake up more refreshed.

Alongside this will be new medical systems that will keep an eye on sleep patterns, stress, pulse and blood pressure, believes Pearson, as well as waking up guests at the most suitable time in their sleep cycle.

One aspect of the report suggests that in the future travelers will be able to enjoy "remote virtual love making," connecting using "active skin electronics" and contact lenses that deliver the image of their partner (or someone else) onto the retina - hopefully eliminating at least some of the frustration of being away from home.

Even further fetched is the prediction of " Inception-style" dream management, where guests can control the subjects of their dream, to study or even learn a new language while sleeping.

"On average we spend a third of our lives asleep and this will still be the case in 2030," said Pearson.

"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."

Read the full report: http://www.travelodge.co.uk/

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