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Internet-connected beds match how more people live – wired 24/7

Smartphone technology has infiltrated the last refuge: our beds. Furniture retailer Slumberland now sells what it calls the country’s first Wi-Fi- and Bluetooth-enabled bed.

The Reverie 7S lets users control the bed’s adjustable base and other compatible electronics in the room using a smartphone or tablet.

The 7S comes with a built-in alarm clock, dozens of settings to elevate your head and feet, and massage functions. The wireless and Bluetooth functions are designed to appeal to the growing number of consumers who work at home, sometimes from bed.

The 7S has a control box on the bottom of the bed. The system can be upgraded as new features are developed. The cost is about $1,700 for a queen-sized bed.

Users simply plop down on the mattress, fire up a smartphone or tablet, and then open the Reverie Remote app to select any of the bed’s positions and settings.

The bed’s owners also are simultaneously connected to Wi-Fi as they are using the bed, enabling them to surf the Internet or check email.

Other electronics in the room, such as lights, TVs or stereos, can also be controlled with the free app, which can be downloaded from iTunes or Google.

Ninety-two percent of Americans use electronics in bed, including smartphones, computers and televisions, according to an April 2013 survey by the Better Sleep Council. Young people are especially attached to their screens. Manufacturers are working to catch up with those trends by developing adjustable beds for computer and tablet users.

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