Sleep Mask Claims to Let You Control Dreams
I tend to dream quite a lot when I sleep, but I don’t think I’ve ever experienced lucid dreaming. If you want to be able to control your dreams, the Remee sleep mask might be an interesting way to do it.
Not much bulkier than a conventional sleeping mask, Remee is different in that it contains six red LED lights, three for each eye. This isn’t the first “lucid dreaming” mask to use this kind of idea, but the developers found that existing products were both too expensive and too bulky. Remee brings it down to a much more manageable price and size.
The blinking red lights can permeate your eyelids, but they’re unlikely to affect you when you’re in non-REM sleep. When you are in REM, though, they will “bleed into your dreams, presenting a perfect chance to become lucid.” The lights are programmable and they’re designed only to kick in after you’ve been asleep for four to five hours, presumably when you’ve achieved deeper REM sleep. I’m not sure how this facilitates lucid dreaming, but it is suppose to “enhance” your REM sleep.
This Kickstarter project has gained quite the fan following. The “mad scientist” creators were only asking for $35,000, but they’ve managed to raise over $500,000 for this project. I guess some dreams can come true.