How it works: This mask is supposed to help you get into a meditative, sleep-primed state: You gaze upon the blinking blue lines in the eye panels until they fade away or your relaxed brain lets you nod off – whichever comes first.
Why we'd like to try it: We're just as interested in the black void around the glowing lines. We know that making the room as dark as possible signals the pineal gland to start producing melatonin, the body's natural sleep drug. This foam mask looks like it will block out light as well as room-darkening curtains yet won't affect a partner who likes to wake up with the sun. (Bonus: Because the Glo to Sleep mask sits slightly off the face, it may accommodate long eyelashes better than traditional eye masks).
You better not pout, you better not cry - today is Day 6 in Pogue's 12 Days of Gadgets! A tech-gift goodie daily, under $100.
Today: A speaker pillow.
When the speakers are in the pillow, you don't feel them. The idea, of course, is that you can drift to sleep with music playing. (You plug the cord into your phone or music player.) The other idea is that you can listen to music or podcasts in bed, without disturbing whoever is trying to sleep next to you.
The audio is not what you would call Bose quality. The power won't exactly damage anyone's hearing, either; you are, after all, listening through a pillow. And there are, to be sure, thicker pillows on the market.
But there is something to be said for the clever design of this deal: You can easily remove the speakers from the pillow when you want to wash it or when you want to use the speakers as emergency booster speakers for your phone or laptop.
You can bet that this is the sort of pillow Santa himself would want at the end of another year's exhausting worldwide course. He would put on his fluffy jammies, lay his head down on his music pillow, plug in his phone, and play - anything but Christmas carols.
Just because you're heading to bed doesn't mean the music has to stop.
The Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow allows you to snooze to your
favorite tunes. The pillow's two removable speakers have inline volume
controls that connect to your music player's headphone jack. This
pillow-speaker amalgamation is a clever one, but its individual parts
are a bit lackluster. The hypoallergenic pillow's not the lushest I've
laid my head on, nor is the audio the fullest I've heard. The latter,
though, isn't a major issue since you can listen and snooze at faint
volumes. Given the $50 price tag for the system, Sound Oasis gets the
job done for those tired of untangling themselves from headphone wires
in the morning.
GLOtoSLEEP masks were especially well-received by the unsung heroes of the year's best; the supporting cast members, camera people, make-up artists, stylists and the special effects people; many of whom work longer hours than the leading actors, and, if it were not for them, "Hollywood," would not exist. Recipients include Damian Jones, the producer of “The Iron Lady"; Rob Legato special effects master for "Hugo"; cast members of "The Artist"; the special effects team of the "Harry Potter" movies; the ineffable, Gary Busey; 'Apprentice,' Lou Ferrigno; Barbara Eve Harris; Donna Mills; Former James Bond, George Lazenby; Sofia Milos; the pryo effects team from Tuba Atlantic (the Norwegian short film nominated for an OSCAR®); Andrew Bowler, (producer nominated for movie-short Time Freak); Glee's, Joss Sussman and Haley Nolan; Brett Lockhart (New England Patriots); a smattering of striking Russian models; Donna Mills and a large number of soap-opera's cast and crew.
SLEEP SYSTEM AND ALARM COMBO
Have trouble falling asleep while on the road? Worry about sleeping through your morning meeting? Stay well rested and on schedule with the S-850 Sound Oasis Travel Sleep Sound Therapy System, a product that combines 18 digitally recorded sound therapy programs (to lull you to sleep) with a travel alarm clock (to wake you up). Listen to sounds such as spring rain, a night train, bamboo chimes, and more. The timer offers four sequences — continuous, 30, 60, and 90 minutes – and the “gradual off" feature ensures a decrease in sound volume. Fits easily into a briefcase, carry-on luggage, or your pocket, $89.99. 866-625-3218, http://www.sound-oasis.com/products/sleep-sound-therapy-systems/
Want to listen to relaxing music without wearing uncomfortable headphones? Invest in the
Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow,
which features two high fidelity, ultra-thin stereo speakers positioned deep inside of it. The $50 pillow also includes in-line volume control, a 3.5mm plug that fits into a standard audio jack and the option to remove the speakers so that you can machine-wash or hand-wash it.
We seldom meet a celebrity capable of sleeping more than a few hours a night. Hollywood is clearly a town that never sleeps, but wants to. Many celebrities come back just to tell us how much they love their GLOtoSLEEP and to pick up an extra one for traveling… Anyone who has flown long distance knows that airline sleep masks offered by even the major carriers such as American Airlines, Continental, BA, Air France and even Virgin Atlantic, are uncomfortable, flimsy and aren't black-out masks.
Using the Sound Oasis is easy. You have the option of plugging it in a running it off electricity, or popping in four AA batteries; there's also a backup battery system so your settings are saved when you need to change the batteries or if there's a power outage.
When it comes features there are so many: *There are travel time and home time settings *18 nature and relaxation sounds from ocean surf to thunderstorms and birdsong *Four sounds can be used as alarm settings including one for jet lag reduction *There's a white noise setting with a timer to help you drive off to sleep *The timer has four positions from 30 minutes to continuous sound *There's also a "gradual off" volume reduction feature
Not only does this unit look great, but it is also lightweight, portable, and an important sleep aid which tells the time and wakes you up on demand.
Glo to Sleep is a therapy mask that encourages better sleep sessions without the use of drugs. Great for insomniacs and those with less serious sleep issues, this eye cover uses a patented system of light-charged photo-luminescent bars that help induce deep sleeps.
In an era when slumber can be elusive, The Sound Oasis Co. has launched the Sleep Therapy Mask as a way to help consumers quickly relax and get to sleep naturally. Consumers using the Sleep Therapy Mask simply charge the Points of Glo incorporated into the product under a light for about 30 seconds then follow the fading of a gentle blue illumination to sleep.
Creating a comfortable atmosphere is essential to a good night's rest. “The room should be quiet and dark, with controlled temperature" says Dr. Jeffrey Epstein, Chief Medical Officer for Sleep Health Centers in Brighton, MA. “If it's too noisy, a sound machine can help mask things."
Sound Oasis' S-650 Sleep Therapy System does so with more than 24 digitally recorded sound tracks (our favorite is the “island stream").
The Sound Oasis sleep therapy pillow has two ultra-thin speakers embedded within it, so that your favorite tunes or sounds can soothe you to sleep.
The speakers are removable so that you can wash the pillow, and we think that you can probably fit it into your own current pillow if you find it more comfortable. Compatible with: Any smart phone with a 3.5mm audio jack.
The Sound Oasis Deluxe is the best, most advanced sound conditioner in the world!
Combining unsurpassed, high fidelity sound reproduction with an exceptional offering of sound the Sound Oasis Deluxe allows users to create their very own sound environment conducive to relaxation, sleep and improvement of everyday life.
By bathing a room with authentic sounds of nature or the proprietary ‘bio-sync' sound (developed by the world renown sound therapy expert, Dr. Jeffrey Thompson), Sound Oasis Deluxe blocks out irritating noises and creates a peaceful atmosphere so users fall asleep easier, get higher quality sleep, enhance concentration, and feel more alert throughout the day!
Snuggle down Lay your noggin down and sing yourself to sleep with this fluffy wonder, the Sound Oasis Sleep Therapy Pillow. Two high-fidelity, ultrathin stereo speakers are buried deep into the pillow's core. Plug in any 3.5 mm plug compatible iPod/MP3 player, CD player, television or radio and let the snoring begin.
Inline volume control. Remove speakers to wash pillow, 20 inches by 26 inches, made of hypoallergenic polyester fiberfill. Technology so new, patent is pending. $49.99
But, say you have a special pillow (like Goddess!). Sleep Therapy Pillow Speakers turn any pillow into a sleep-therapy pillow. Place under pillow and crank up the Dean Martin, Don Ho or whomever you like to sing you to sleep. $22.99.