PEGASI Smart Sleep Glasses II: physical light therapy for better sleep

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We spend about a third of our lives sleeping. However, on average one in three people have difficulties getting a good night’s rest. Some opt for sleeping pills but there are other, better options. A new one comes in the form of a smart eyewear device that uses physical light therapy to promote better sleep.

Just launched on Kickstarter, the futuristic looking glasses come from an outfit called Pegasi. They build on the first generation product which has been sold on the market for more than 2 years now (view on Amazon).

The specs work by generating a unique wavelength of green light and transmitting it into the users inner retina. This stimulates the human nervous system and melatonin secretion, thus improving sleep naturally. Melatonin is the hormone produced by the pineal gland that helps your body to manage its biological clock and circadian rhythm.

This is the same technology that is used by NASA to improve astronaut’s sleep quality in space. The company claims it takes about a week of wearing the glasses for 30 minutes to see noticeable changes. By putting them on between 7am and 9am, you will be wide awake and ready to face the challenges of the day. In the evening, melatonin will be released drastically to help you fall asleep smoothly.

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There is even some scientific evidence to back up these claims. PEGASI conducted a clinical trial at the First Hospital of Hebei Medical University. The results showed that the specs reduced the average time of falling asleep by up to 37%.

If you’ve been suffering from sleep problems or insomnia, this campaign may pique your interest. The specs are available in black and white colour options and come with an easy to carry collapsible frame.

Price: $79 and up

Funding open:

$41,800 raised out of $10,000 goal
21 days to go

Estimated delivery: August 2018

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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