Inspired by so called 'sleep temples' in ancient Egypt, the kit encourages people to put down their phones before going to sleep

The last thing many of us do before we catch up on Zzz's is check our phones. Lena Saleh, a design graduate of Central Saint Martins, has created a set of objects that will create a healthier sleep ritual for individuals glued to their phones. Ultimately the project aims to investigate how humans can optimize sleep in the future.

Saleh started her project by conducting a survey on sleep that found that over 85 percent participant look at their phones right before going to bed. Bearing that in mind, she started to think of tactics to create rituals that would help people relax and slow down before falling asleep. The project resulted in a series of ‘artefacts' that were designed to promote rituals. Some of the ideas that manifested into the objects she created were inspired by sleep temples in ancient Egypt.

The first in the series of objects is called Breath Lux Light which guides you through a breathing exercise using soft light. The amber light, made from Jesmonite acts as a sedative at night and shines blue in the morning as a stimulant. Roma Olfacto, the second artefact, is a diffuser that uses scents to induce relaxation. The diffuser responds to the Breath Lux Light to release different aromas depending on the time of day. Scent has a profound effect on mood which is why it is often used  in both personal and retail spaces.

Lena Saleh

The last thing many of us do before we catch up on Zzz's is check our phones. Lena Saleh, a design graduate of Central Saint Martins, has created a set of objects that will create a healthier sleep ritual for individuals glued to their phones. Ultimately the project aims to investigate how humans can optimize sleep in the future.

Saleh started her project by conducting a survey on sleep that found that over 85 percent participant look at their phones right before going to bed. Bearing that in mind, she started to think of tactics to create rituals that would help people relax and slow down before falling asleep. The project resulted in a series of ‘artefacts' that were designed to promote rituals. Some of the ideas that manifested into the objects she created were inspired by sleep temples in ancient Egypt.