According to The Research, some 64% of Britons have a bad night’s sleep once a week, and one in five suffer from full-on insomnia. Since we are a gadget website, the more alert among you (no-one from the survey, then) will have no doubt guessed that a nice new gadget has been whipped up to combat this problem.
“I had terrible problems sleeping,” explains Evans. “My final year project was to design a solution to a problem suffered within a 24 hour society. I naturally chose to look into sleeping habits. I learned that the way the eyes track a book when reading can be soothing but that reading itself stimulates the mind. I then looked for a solution that made use of the relaxing eye movement that reading induces, but without the mind whirring.”
The LightSleeper projects a light onto your ceiling that moves in a controlled, circular motion – you guessed it, it’s like reading a book, except without the actual reading a book. It turns off automatically, though you can give it a tap to keep it going.