Delivered: Dreamlight - The World's Smartest Sleep Mask
“Delivered:” is a series in which we look at crowdfunded ideas that have successfully shipped to their supporters. We dive into the final product, after its long journey from concept to fulfillment.
I always have such a hard time falling asleep at night. My mind is usually way too busy going through everything I need to do the next day and I feel so wound-up. As a result, I don't get a great night's sleep and wake up tired and with little energy, not to mention I am more stressed and irritable. The iF Design Award-winning Dreamlight sleep mask uses light and sound to help me focus on relaxing and breathing so I can fall asleep faster and wake up feeling refreshed the next day.
The Dreamlight connects via bluetooth to my phone and I use the app to adjust the settings to what works best for me. There are sound and music features, meditative and mindful breathing exercises, a heart and sleep monitor, and even settings to help offset jet lag. One of the most impressive features is that if you have taken a DNA test, you can enter in genetic details from your results so you can completely custom tailor the sleep settings to your body's needs. Sleep patterns and habits vary so much, so I love that they've created something that I can make completely personal.
The Dreamlight is not just for falling asleep, though. I like to use it when I have fifteen minutes or so to spare in the middle of the day to give myself a chance to recharge. After taking that short break, I am feel like I have so much more energy and I can refocus on my work. My favorite feature is the coached breathing exercises. I put the mask on and the soft orange light pulsates while a voice from the speakers coaches me on when to breathe in and out, then helps me relax each part of my body. Whether I'm using this feature to fall asleep or just relax for a few minutes in the middle of my day, I am less stressed and better rested.
To learn more about the Dreamlight sleep mask, its design and many sleep-enhancing features, and its successful crowdfunding campaign, check out the links below.