The ol’ sheep herd might get a rest when it comes to you getting rest. Instead of warm milk and counting sheep, there is now a tech tool to help you sleep. The sleep headband developed by the Wisconsin Institute for Sleep and Consciousness could make sleep more efficient and restorative.
The “deep sleep headband” tracks when your brain enters the deepest stage of sleep and then plays a series of beeps to keep your mind in that stage for longer. The goal of the device is to help people who are sleep-deprived or people who don’t sleep well on their own. NASA is even getting in on the action by funding a study at UW-Madison to see if the device can help astronauts sleep better and improve their cognitive performance.
The device is already for sale and costs about 400-dollars.