Having problems getting a good nights sleep?


Having problems getting a good nights sleep?

Whilst coffee might be the only thing that gets you buzzing in the morning, a new wearable is creating a buzz of its own. Meet the SLEEPMAN, heralded as the “first device to combine sleep-optimization and enhancement functions with daytime drowsiness prevention and concentration-loss alerts.” So if you’re buzzing after reading this, it’s probably out of excitement.


Recently launched on Kickstarter, this bit of kit aims to monitor electromagnetic biosignals, providing insights into activity patterns whether you’re asleep or awake. Noting that the human brain is constantly generating biosignals, the Sleepman team claims that its revolutionary new device “reads these [signals] from your wrist and analyzes [them] with its unique Electro-Dermal Activity tracking algorithms.

With the Sleepman, you’ll be privy to features like the doze-off alert, which is meant to improve road safety by warning drivers when they’re losing their focus; the biosmart alarm, which monitors your brain’s signals to wake you up at the optimal time during your sleep cycle; and the power nap, which catches you right before you fall into a deep sleep so that you get your ideal cat nap without losing the entire day.

“We’ve been working on this for more than two years, always with the aim of improving people’s sleep,” said Dr. Alexander Praskovsky, founder of Sleepman. “Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our well-being — and an essential element to staying healthy, happy and alert — but studies show that a majority of people suffer from some kind of sleeping problems or not getting enough sleep. We hope that Sleepman can be a big part of making the world sleep better.”

With 57 days left in its campaign, the Sleepman has raised more than $15,000. If you get in early enough, you can pre-order a Sleepman of your own for the early-bird price of $99. After all, what wouldn’t you pay for a better night’s rest?

On a somewhat different topic, this will be of interest to all you Instagram users out there. A photo may indeed be worth a thousand words, but Instagram’s half a billion users still like to add descriptions and comments to images posted on the vibrant social network.

Whether you’re describing how tasty your dinner was, how lovely your cat is, or how amazing that sunset was – or simply adding comments to your favorite pics – the fact is that not everyone around the world will understand what you’re saying. And how about other people’s captions and comments in languages that you don’t understand?Well, it’s all set to get a whole lot easier as Instagram is preparing to roll out a translation button for captions, comments, and bios in a move it hopes will help bring its burgeoning community closer together. Being rolled out soon, and covering 20 different languages, it will allow you to enhance your, and others, Instagram experience in ways never possible before.