The Sleepman is a product that claims to be able to help you sleep better using the latest technology. Its claim? It doesn’t need to be plugged in to work, the company claims. It also claims that it is not an alarm clock because it doesn’t wake you up in the morning, but it is also not a wearable that you get off to sleep to. And it does not try to trick you into thinking you are falling asleep when you are not!
There are sleep aids you can take, and there are sleep aids you can put on. There are medical aids to help you sleep, and there are medical aids to help you stay asleep. We’ve talked about the latter in the past, and today we’re talking about the former. What is a sleep aid wearable?
In the never-ending search for the perfect party, a group of investors think they have the solution. They have developed a device that you wear on your wrist to optimize your sleep. It just launched on Kickstarter, but if it succeeds, users will be able to get more out of their horizontal watch. (Source: sleepman.com) Think of it this way… What if you had a personal assistant to keep an eye on you while you slept? Will it wake you up at the right time each morning, prevent you from falling asleep at inappropriate times of the day, and help you catch up on your perfect sleep? What if you only had to pay him once in the beginning, and he was there the whole time to help you recover safely? They call him Sleeping Beauty. As the saying goes: Sleeping Man never sleeps. Corrects the alarm time (Source: sleepman.com) Most people know that the human body goes through different sleep cycles, whether it’s REM sleep or something else, but did you know that there is a better time to wake up? Depending on what stage of these cycles you are in, your sleep may be satisfactory or worrisome. Sleepman promises to take the guesswork out of the process. Based on your unique bio-signals, the device wakes you up at the time of your best recovery. Apparently, the body produces electrodermal activity, which is the biosignal Sleepman wants to measure. The Sleepman advertising campaign claims that EDA signals can be measured without interrupting sleep, without wearing a headband. Of course there is a certain algorithm, but in short we can say that Sleepman determines where you are in your sleep. The goal is to wake you when you are lightly sleeping, not when you are in a deep sleep, as conventional alarm clocks often do. Prevents falling asleep at the wheel (Source: kickstarter.com) A device that wakes you up when you nod is probably too late to save you from 18-wheeler drivers. Instead, Sleepman uses EDA data to alert you to fatigue. It uses light signals and vibrations to warn you to stop and take a break before continuing. Of course, nothing about this portable device will make you stop. The weak spot in the harness is user compliance. It would be easy enough to try to see the warning as an alarm, or to remove the tape altogether because it’s annoying. (One might wonder why the person wears it in the first place if they do). Optimise your sleep (Source: kickstarter.com) At least, traditionally Spaniards are known to take naps during the day to relax. Although this tradition is fading in modern Spain, most people know that a good night’s sleep can be the start of a peaceful day. The key is to get the right amount of sleep, about 20 to 30 minutes. As with the normal sleep cycle, there is an ideal time to wake up from sleep. If you sleep too long and sink into deeper chasms of rest, sleep can leave you more lethargic than when you started. In Sleepman, your behavior is detected using EDA signals, and then you are awakened during the light sleep period, at the time you set for the alarm clock. (Source: kickstarter.com) Sleepman is working on adding more features as they reach their Kickstarter goals and manage production well. Considering that they have just launched and are halfway through their goals, the outlook is promising. The device comes with a sleep enhancement accessory and software that allows you to map the above biosignals. The product is already nearing completion, and early donors can expect the product before the holidays. In 2017, you can enjoy the benefits of having your own sleep assistant. 2017 can be the year that everything happens for you. Here’s the full product video: