NeuroDreamer Sleep Mask, Open Source Device Helps Users Get Rest

Mitch Altman, co-founder of San Francisco’s Noisebridge hacker space and the inventor of TV-B-Gone, has spent the past seven years working on the NeuroDreamer Sleep Mask. The mask is an open source device (documentation) that gets placed over your eyes and uses fading lights and soothing music to “gently guide your brainwaves into a pattern of rest”. A simplified version of the mask is his Brain Machine, which he described on Make. Altman has recently started a fundraising campaign on Kickstarter to manufacture the first 3,000 of these sleep masks.

Through ambient music and gently fading lights the NeuroDreamer sleep mask weaves a subtle spectrum of brainwave frequencies — the same spectrum that naturally appear in a person as they fall asleep. Simply close your eyes and listen to the music, and let your brainwaves do the rest…

The NeuroDreamer sleep mask is made of super comfortable memory foam, with a washable soft cotton cover. Use it whenever and wherever you want to get some quality rest — on a plane, on a break from work, or at night in your bed.