Feb 25, 2023
In this episode of Oh My Heath ... There's HOPE! Jana talks with Jason Elliott.
Jason Elliott is the co-founder and President of Perfectly Snug — the sleep solution company behind the popular dual-climate-controlled Smart Topper and app. The Smart Topper keeps the user and their partner at an ideal temperature all night, resulting in a deep, restful sleep. The integrated technology senses body temperature and auto-adjusts the amount of cooling or warming to ensure each person stays comfortable. Users can also set preferences and sleep/wake times for each person using the Perfectly Snug App.
How did Perfectly Snug come to be? For years Jason was perpetually tired even though he was in bed for nine to ten hours, while his wife was well rested with seven to eight hours. It took him an hour to fall asleep, and he would toss and turn all night, waking up too hot, too often. Poor sleep affected his mood, energy level, performance at work as an engineer, and ultimately, his health.
After speaking with his friend, co-founder and CEO Marty Furse, he realized there was a gap in the market for a sleep solution that would solve his problem. Being engineers, the two developed many prototypes that Jason then tested every night at home with his wife. He also instrumented his bed with sensors and started studying his sleep and skin temperature, which led to the evolution of the technology for what would become the Smart Topper by Perfectly Snug.
Jason has a BASc in Systems Engineering from the University of Waterloo and MASc in Mechanical Engineering from UBC, as well as extensive product development experience in various industries, including fuel cell technology, laser optics, precision mechanics, and solar energy, and expertise in manufacturing from start to finish.
He currently resides in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. In his spare time, he enjoys woodworking and building projects in his garage, as well as camping and outdoor adventures with his wife and three children.
“There’s hope for those who haven’t been able to sleep before.”
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