Cuddle With This New Sleep Robot And Sleep Already
Did you know that the lack of sleep is considered by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to be an epidemic? More than a third of American adults (one in three) aren’t getting enough sleep on a regular basis. That translates into about $31 billion in sleep-related workplace accidents and errors.
A start up in The Netherlands has a solution.
Somnox is a new sleeping robot that simulates breathing rhythms. Why? Our bodies are fine-tuned machines. Biologically, our breathing naturally adjusts to another breathing pattern once it is close proximity. As you sleep with the soft, peanut-shaped robot, your body begins to replicate its rhythmic breathing and slows down your breathing which in turn helps you relax and fall asleep.
It only weighs four pounds, uses Bluetooth low energy and you can connect the robot with your smartphone on both Android and IoS.
Now, you can start counting those sheep.
Jennifer is human tech contributor for Forbes.com and Modern American News covering the intersection of science and technology with art, health, environment, culture and agriculture. Some people call her a multi-tentacled octopus, which is redundant, but she’s a narrative journalist, writer, author and poet. She’s a frequent moderator of creative, AI and VR/AR panels at events and festivals around the planet and travels the world regularly to interview spectacular humans and help them tell their stories. She’s a frequent guest on 938Now’s Tech Scares and her first book, Love, Lust, Longing and Truth was published in 2017.