Simba Sleep has unveiled a high-tech airline seat that monitors noise and temperature to create "the ultimate sleep environment"

 
Rebecca Smith
Footballer Gareth Bale is one of the investors in the seat and is now an ambassador for the brand
Footballer Gareth Bale is one of the investors in the seat and is now an ambassador for the brand

Find it hard to get settled on a long flight?

Well mattress maker Simba Sleep has come up with what it's calling the "world's most advanced airline seat" in a bid to create one that's as comfortable as your bed at home.

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How?

Well through using sensors, memory foam and gyroscopic movement to ensure the best chance of sleep at 36,000 ft apparently.

Simba Sleep says the seat named the Air-Hybrid is engineered to identify and response to nuanced body movements using a range of tech to monitor noise, temperature, light, humidity and air particles - and respond accordingly. Body temperature is kept at 65F, which is the optimum level for a snooze.

The design uses the brand's mattress know-how, featuring 2,500 conical pocket springs and responsive memory foam layers and it also features an orange light therapy system, which is meant to make for a restful night's sleep.

And it could be coming to a plane near you in the not too distant future. Simba Sleep is in talks with commercial and private airlines to roll out the Air-Hybrid internationally.

James Cox, a co-founder of Simba, said: "We've also started to look at how our technology can be adapted for other modes of transport including trains."

Here's how the seat will look:

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