We have robots for almost everything. We have robots to check stocks on shelves, hilarious robot that feeds you soup, robot you can pet like a cat, robot that dry and iron your clothes – just to name a few. And now, you can add sleep robot to the growing list. Meet Somnox, the world’s first sleep robot designed to help you to fall asleep faster, sleep longer, and wake up naturally. Buried inside the cashew nut-shaped pillow made by Royal Auping, one of Europe’s largest mattress maker, is a sophisticated technology that will sooth you to sleep through non-invasive features like breathing regulation, calming audio and affection.
All you have to do is hug it and let Somnox’s artificial breathing (through gentle, physical heaving, I supposed) and audio to guide you into the la la land. Accordingly to the company behind it, Netherlands-based Somnox, the artificial breathing, along with audio of rhythm of heart beating (or any audio of your choice), serves to help guide your own breathing, calming it down so you can fall asleep easier. I guess the act of hugging it also provides a sense of security and comfort which also helps in getting you to sleep. Somnox is not only here to coax you to sleep; it also soothes your body and mind, therefore you can sleep without the burden of anxiety you may have.
Through these cognitive and breathing techniques, you will not only enter la la land faster, but it is said that you will reach deeper levels of relaxation and hence, a deeper sleep, i.e. no more toss and turn which disrupts your sleep. And when it is time to wake up, Somnox will use sounds and movement to subtle rouse you from your sleep. Somnox is app connected too, so you set it up in accordance to your sleep preference, including set the audio, wake up timer and whatnot.
Somnox has attracted quite a number backers (477 to be precise) on Kickstarter who have contributed over $200K to make it a reality. If you want one, you can make a pledge of €449 (approximately US$529) or more to secure yourself a unit for July 2018 delivery. Yes. It is not cheap at all, but surely you can’t put a price on quality sleep, can you?
Images courtesy of Somnox.
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