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Hello's Sense gives your sleep routine a boost (pictures)

Hello's $99 Sense system monitors movement and environmental triggers to improve the quality of your sleep.

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Hello's Sense sleep system is currently available on Kickstarter for $99 (that's roughly the equivalent of £58/AU$105).

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Once the campaign ends, preorder prices will increase to $129.

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Sense units can be shipped outside the US for an additional $15.

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The system consists of three parts: the Sense sphere alarm and environmental sensor, the Sense Sleep Pill movement sensor, and the Sense app (available for Android and iOS devices).

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The Sense sphere comes in two colors: charcoal (gray) or cotton (white).

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When it's illuminated, it's set to sleep mode.

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It can play white noise, pink noise, and rain sounds to help you fall asleep and sound an alarm when it's time to wake up.

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But, the Sense alarm is also supposed to be adaptive. So, if your alarm is set to 7:30 a.m., but you're already half awake around 7:15, Sense will go ahead and wake you up.

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That way, you avoid falling back into a deep sleep by 7:30 and waking up much groggier than you would have if you had woken up at 7:15 instead.

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The Sleep Pill is a small disc that attaches to your pillow case and detects movement throughout the night.

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Get a second Sleep Pill for your partner's pillow so he or she can track his or her sleep patterns.

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Hello claims that its Sleep Pills are waterproof and able to withstand any accidental trips to the washer.

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The Sense app rounds out the system.

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It's available for both Android and iOS devices.

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Use it to review your sleep from the previous night -- the app will give you a sleep score, out of 100, to tell you how well you slept.

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And, since it's tracking various environmental and movement triggers, you can use the app to figure out what made you so restless at 2 a.m. or why last night's sleep was so much better than other recent snoozes.

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