How many times have you woken up after a good nights rest with the remnants of an amazing dream in your mind? Your heart aches to go back to sleep for just a few more minutes and enjoy whatever it was that you were dreaming about. Whether it was flying, memories from your past, or fantasies for your future, it just sucks when it suddenly comes to an end.
While there isn’t much you can do about waking up when your alarm goes off, there is a new device that is designed to help you control your dreams. The Remee Lucid Dreaming Mask from Bitbanger Labs, looks a lot like your traditional sleeping mask, but it aims to do a lot more than just keep your eyes in the dark.
Lucid dreaming is an interesting skill that the developers claim can be developed over time. According to their website it is a pretty simple process:
- Put on the mask before you go to sleep.
- The mask senses when you enter REM sleep activating 6 red LEDs in certain patterns.
- This alerts your mind to the fact you are sleeping while not waking you up.
- With practice you can train your mind to dream about whatever you want.
They go into much more detail on their website, but that is the general gist of it. While it is interesting to think of controlling your dreams in fun ways, it could also serve a practical purpose. Someone with a difficult problem to solve, or a piece of music they are writing, or any number of other issues may be able to find solutions while their mind is at ease dreaming.
It would be interesting to see how well this device works, and at $95 it really isn’t that unreasonable. They are currently taking pre-orders, and they should be shipping in August.
I would definitely want to try something like this because I have a whole lot of things that I would love to dream about, and it is always fun to play with a new toy.