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Brain-Monitoring Mask Promises More Restful Sleep

Discover a better way to nap with this innovative sleep mask.

Serena Chu
Serena Chu on December 5, 2013.

On Kickstarter, NeuroOn is a one-of-a-kind sleep mask that helps you sleep less in a more efficient way. It is designed to shift wearers from a monophasic sleep to a polyphasic one. If you didn’t know, polyphasic sleep cycles break up your normal pillow time into smaller parts – depending on your preference, it can be anywhere from 2 hours to 6 hours – throughout the day. So instead of consecutively sleeping for 8 hours, you will strategically nap in timed intervals. Think of it as a way to recharge your internal battery on a never-ending loop.

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The NeuroOn sleep mask creates a holistic report of sleep habits by measuring resting brainwaves, muscle tension and eye movements. Collected data is then translated from analogue readings to digital analysis and sent to the pairing smartphone app, which wakes you up after your last REM phase.

Adamczyk tells the importance of REM sleep:

A regular sleep cycle contains only about 15 percent of REM sleep. We could regenerate faster if we would enlarge the time spent in REM sleep and polyphasic sleep is all about it.

While the company has shattered their initial funding request, it’s still not too late to be a part of this sleep-inspiring project. Here is the Kickstarter promo video.

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Source: Wired, Kickstarter

Images: Kickstarter

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