If milk and honey served just before bedtime are no longer effective in helping you fall asleep, you might want to give Cheero’s Sleepion a try.
Exhibited at CES 2016 while also being featured on Kickstarter at the same time, Cheero’s Sleepion is a gadget that relies on sound, light, and scents to help you travel faster to the land of dreams. Some could say that a mood lamp, an aromatherapy lamp, and a playlist with nature sounds, but Sleepion is supposed to be more effective than those three combined. After all, Professor Shimizu, on whose research the Sleepion is based, has spent 15 years trying to find out how exactly light, sound and aroma influence our sleep, and how they could be brought together in a single device.
“Sounds heard while sleeping plays a significant role in inducing sleep and its healing effects. Among many sounds, those that are close to what occur in nature have particularly strong effects which have been verified in studies,” claims Dr. Shimizu.
Sleepion includes 16 distinct healing sound loops that induce sleep by evoking the environment of mother’s womb. Don’t know about you, but I find this part pretty disturbing.
As far as light’s influence on sleep is concerned, Professor Shimizu explained that “Light is characterized by its color temperature and luminance, and the optimal levels for sleep are 2700k in color temperature and 35% in luminance. This is close to the color of candlelight, and to the moonlight, which mankind has been gazing at since the birth of the human race.”
In terms of aroma, the Sleepion is delivered with three oil blends that include both steam distilled and solvent extracted lavender, cedarwood and geranium scents. Each of them is sourced from different parts of the world, but the effect is the same. Once the aroma fills the room, you start to feel more relaxed. One interesting aspect is that the aroma is not diffused by heating by oil, but by the vibrations generated by the speaker. That means that Sleepion is safe to use even when there are children or pets in the room.
The Sleepion Kickstarter campaign is a success, as the $15,000 funding goal has already been surpassed. Anyone who has backed the project with at least $170 should expect to receive their Sleepion kit at the end of March/beginning of April. The device can be ordered in a color of your choice, and the options include white, black, blue, pink, and green. This way, there won’t be any discrepancies between the color of your Sleepion and the color of your room. Unless contrasts are your thing.
Considering the campaign’s success, I’d say that quite a few people believe in Sleepion’s effectiveness. We’ll have to wait until April to see some hands-on reviews of the device, and to learn whether it really is as good as its manufacturer claims or not.
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