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While Smart Bedding can't claim to be another OHEA self-making bed, it can boast of its analogous ingenuity at a fraction of the cost and complexity of the full-on mechanized version. Using a simple duvet-top sheet snap system, Smart Bedding eliminates the need for untangling, tucking, and realigning bedclothes before the two of you part ways each morning. More to my liking since making the bed isn't really part of my standard operating procedure, Smart Bedding thwarts jerkface sheets' attempts to slide away, bunch up, or cut off circulation in my legs as I sleep.

A solution as simple as the problem, Smart Bedding securely affixes its sheet to its duvet cover so the former stays put during the night, and follows the duvet to smooth flatness atop the mattress in a couple of seconds the next morning. It's no miracle, but it's about damn time.

Creators Marshall Haas and Jon Wheatley acknowledge that, "If you don't sleep with a top sheet, at best you're baffled by Smart Bedding, and at worst you're shouting blasphemy!" Being a fine midwestern boy, I've always enjoyed some top sheet action, but since having moved to the F'd up West Coast city where I now reside, I've noticed that many people don't use them. And it makes me wonder: do you guys drag that 25-pound down comforter out of its cover biweekly to wash it, and then spend 15 tedious minutes stuffing it back in, making sure that all 4 corners are filled and the comforter's mass distributed evenly, or do you just keep sleeping under it until it reeks of a year's worth of night sweats and farts and passing out drunk, and only then take it for a suds session with the Tide? Because if you slept with a top sheet--and maybe particularly a Smart Bedding top sheet--you could avoid either the hassle of constantly washing a cumbersome textile, or the label of being dirty and gross.

Smart Bedding, sold as a 3- or 7-piece set in twin, full, queen, and king sizes, runs as a Kickstarter campaign through August 14, 2013.

Muchas danke to The Awesomer.

November 2013 Update: Smart Bedding well exceeded its crowdfunding goal and is now available for direct purchase through the company's website--follow the link below.

Purchase Details: $125 - $195 from SmartBedding »
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