Being genetically prone to poor sleep, I’ve spent all my life searching for sleep solutions. I’ve tried almost all sleep products on the market that make sense from the scientific standpoint: blackout curtains, melatonin, sleeping pills, white noise apps, meditation, and finally cognitive behavior therapy with a sleep doctor in Stanford Sleep Clinic. My passion for solving the problems of my own led me to start a sleep company. While we are still developing prototypes, I want to see what’s out there for sleep at CES in Las Vegas.
It was a technology feast for me as both a tech entrepreneur and a consumer. Truly fascinating. More than 30 companies showed case their sleep products in mostly two sections: the Sleep Teck section for products that are more mature and market-ready, and the Eureka Park for startups and early-stage product prototypes. As a startup founder who researches and talks about sleep products all day, I often see the problem of products selling promises more than science. Is it the case for the products at CES? With this thought, I went out to try different sleep products at CES. (more…)