Not racking up enough hours of sleep? Philips has claimed to have a solution. The company has launched a wearable headband called SmartSleep, which is designed to help people… well, get more sleep.
Created using sleep data collected over 2.6 billion nights, SmartSleep is designed to help those with sleep disorders get the rest they need. But it’s not just for those with sleep disorders, anyone can benefit from this nifty device. Phillips’ research found that almost 40 percent of people between the ages of 25 and 54 sleep for less time than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night. This, according to Phillips, results in difficulting concentrating, remembering things, and focusing.
SmartSleep works using two small sensors that function to detect periods of slow wave sleep and using technology, boost and increase this sleep in real time. This works by using sleep analysis algorithms to produce customized and personalized audio sounds – repetitive white noise – to enhance for how long and how deep users are in slow wave sleep. An app accompanies the headband, which logs improvement in sleep over time and gives users advice on how to get the best sleep at night.
Pricing and launch information for South Africa has not yet been announced, however, it is priced at $399 in the USA.