We all know that getting enough sleep can spell the difference between having a 鈥渒icked your to-do list鈥檚 butt鈥 day and a 鈥渨alking talking zombie鈥 day. Thanks to technology, we now have a myriad of sleep apps, trackers and even wearable devices designed to help us get a good night鈥檚 rest and be more productive during the day. These things basically help us fall asleep at the right time, get a more restful slumber or wake up at the best time of our sleep cycle. Here鈥檚 a new device that adds 鈥渃ontrol your dreams鈥 to that list while giving you the rest you deserve.


Designed by robotic engineer Octavio A. Martinez Garc铆a, this cool sleep mask is supposed to help the wearer get some much needed shut-eye as well as help them take control of their dreams. The electronic sleep mask, called Napz, is built to measure Rapid Eye Movement (REM) and uses LED lights to stimulate the wearer and bring them to the 鈥渂order of consciousness and unconsciousness鈥 so they can start playing with their dreams.

According to Garc铆a, the wearable device is basically designed to 鈥渟chedule lucid dreaming鈥 and create better REM sleep patterns and a more restful sleep for the wearer. The sleep mask also needs to be calibrated to the wearer since each individual is different.

If you think this nifty device is just what you need to help keep you from constantly hitting that snooze button in the morning, you鈥檙e going to have to wait and see if you can get your hands on one anytime soon. Napz is still a prototype device. It was one of the projects showcased at Digital Futures UKMX, a maker events series between the UK and Mexico, last June.

How do you feel about being able to control your dreams? Tell us in the comments below!

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