Sleeping might seem like one of the easiest things to do in the world, yet getting a decent night’s kip at the end of a long day is surprisingly hard to come by. Even rarer are practical solutions to sleep deprivation that don’t involve sheep, lavender oil or watching TV until the early hours. Despite the name, the LightSleeper isn’t yet another product designed to wake us up but instead is tapping in to the gap in the market as the new bedtime buddy to help tackle insomnia.
LightSleeper works by projecting a light onto the ceiling oscillating in a controlled, circular motion. Following it with your eyes encourages the mind to relax and gently drift off to sleep in the same way that reading lines from a book might make you drowsy. It also claims not to disturb anyone else sleeping in the room though I’m not too sure how it could not. LightSleeper then turns itself off after 30 minutes to conserve energy though it can be reactivated by tapping it gently.
Research by its makers has shown that a massive 64% of us suffer from a bad night’s sleep at least once a week, with nearly one in five having sleep problems every night of the week. LightSleeper offers an alternative solution to sleep clinics or prescription drugs and relieve the brain from over-stimulation from mobile phones, computers, TVs and MP3 players.
The LightSleeper is a neat design that is small and compact enough for any bedside table, it is easy to use with adaptable brightness and two different modes of constant or pulsing. It retails at £125.