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Darklight Sleepwake

Sleep mask with lights to awaken the wearer (at a scheduled time)
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I like the room to be very dark when I'm trying to sleep. Light in the room tends to wake me up. Sun's up, I'm up.

Sleep masks that block out the light are quite common (though I've never tried one). I've also seen devices which act to rouse a sleeper gracefully by slowly turning up the brightness of a light in the room.

With the advent of white LEDs and with the use of tiny circuitry and batteries afforded by the low power requirements of said LEDs, it should be possible to incorporate a "wake-up-light" alarm clock type feature in to a sleep mask.

half, Jul 07 2004

Lucid Dream mask with LEDs & sounds, as [Idischler] mentioned. http://www.lucidity.com/novadreamer.html
[Amos Kito, Oct 04 2004, last modified Oct 06 2004]

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       I have spent too long trying to do this for small rodents. I believe that this has been prodiced in a 'wake up to natural sunlight' stylee. Will look for a link.
gnomethang, Jul 07 2004
  

       I can sleep whe
po, Jul 07 2004
  

       Heh! She fell asleep!
bungston, Jul 07 2004
  

       I had one of these once. It was supposed to flash LEDs when it detected REM, to remind you to have a lucid dream. All it did was wake me up.
ldischler, Jul 07 2004
  

       Ah, well, if it exists as has been suggested, I'll wish this idea in to the cornfield with dispatch.
half, Jul 07 2004
  

       Corn needs to sleep, too.
bristolz, Jul 07 2004
  

       Ah. That explains why people often tell me to give my sense of humor a rest.
half, Jul 07 2004
  

       //to the cornfield//   

       The LED Lucid Dream System supposedly would remind you that you're asleep, with sound & lights, while NOT waking you, so you could semi-consciously play in your dreams.
I never ordered it, for fear that it would annoy me while I'm trying to sleep. I hate that.
Amos Kito, Jul 07 2004
  

       Idea: neutral. Name: big croissant!
wagster, Jul 08 2004
  

       "to remind you to have a lucid dream. All it did was wake me up." ... I'm afraid this is where I have to tell you that you're actually still asleep. This has all been a dream...
luecke, Jul 08 2004
  
      
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