Pajamas might not be the only thing you’ll be putting on for bed in the future as Philips manufactured a white noise headband called SmartSleep for data-driven improved sleep. The company revealed and explained their new product at CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As early 40% of people ages 25-54 get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, they encounter difficulties with concentration and memory. Studies done suggest that deep sleep, which is also called slow wave sleep, plays a vital role in rejuvenating the brain to be more focused during the day. While also improving memory consolidation, energy levels, and daily functions.
The headband white noise SmartSleep not only tracks the wearer’s sleep pattern, it also has the power to intervene in it with “clinically proven technology” to boost it in real time. The two sensors produce customized audio tones at certain times that enhance the depth and the duration of the slow wave sleep. Phillips’ representative Egbert van Acht told that the white noise headband was built upon 2.6 billion nights of sleep data collected by the company in the last 10 years.
But the question is how comfortable it is, as it looks like a torn-up, yet soft rugby helmet with earbuds, and will the benefits overweight the possible discomfort from wearing it? But it sure beats eating tech pills for tracking farts.
Still, the white noise headband is a part of Philips’ personal health solutions which are, at the very least, making the world feel more and more like a sci-fi movie.
The innovative company has other sleep-related products, most notably the wake-up lights that reside on the pretty logical idea that humans were not designed to wake up by electronic, unnatural sounds, but with light. So they mimic the sun’s light when you need to get up. These futuristic products also have natural sounds that man might experience if he was living in the wild, to enhance the wake-up process for heavy sleepers.
The Philips SmartSleep headband will be available in spring 2018 in the U.S., and it will cost $399.99.