Let’s face it – most of us don’t sleep as well as we’d like to. We wake up with the alarm feeling groggy and not altogether with it, hardly ready to face whatever the day may bring. We’ve tried different sleeping techniques, but none of them seemed to work all too well. We wake up multiple times in the night, whether it’s because of noises we hear, having to use the bathroom, or simply because we felt too hot. Whatever the cause, waking up multiple times throughout the night takes its toll after a while on the body.
There are several apps you can download onto your smartphone (both paid and unpaid) which promise to help you get a better night’s sleep. There’s now also a hugely popular project on Kickstarter that might do a better job than all of those sleep-aid apps combined. It’s called the Sense, and it also promises to help you get the best sleep possible. Using a “sleep score”, it will measure whatever is going on in the room and will tell you in the morning just how well you slept the past night.
In the image above, the ball of yarn looking thing is the “Sense”, while the little pill-looking thing is called the “Sleep Pillow”. The Sense sits on a nightstand and records everything about your sleeping conditions – your room’s temperature, humidity, and any kind of sounds which wake you up during the night (yes, snoring is included).
The Sleep Pill attaches to your pillow and keeps track of any and all movement during the night. Both the Sleep Pill and the Sense work together and send their information to a smartphone app which will give you a sleep number when you wake up. And speaking of waking up, it will wake you up at the point when you are most rested – even if that’s 20 minutes before your alarm is supposed to go off.
Have trouble falling asleep or need some white noise? The Sense even provides some music (or nature sounds) through a speaker to help you fall asleep.
It has already shattered its Kickstarter goal of $100,000. As of this writing, the project has raised $2,120,910.
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