Do you dream a lot? Do you dream in color? Are they good dreams? Weird dreams? Do you wish you could go to sleep and CONTROL the dream!
In a twist straight out of the movie Inception, a duo of developers from Brooklyn, New York, have built a sleeping mask designed to allow people to have lucid dreams that they can control.
The mask is called Remee. It looks like any old cover your eyes sleeping mask, but they say it is a special REM (Rapid Eye Movement) enhancing device that is supposed to help steer the sleeper into lucid dreaming by making the brain aware that it is dreaming.
The goal of the product is to allow people to have the dreams of their choice, from driving a race car to flying to having lunch with Abraham Lincoln.
So if it looks like a regular sleeping mask, how is it different?
The inside of the sleeping mask features a series of six red LED lights that are too faint to wake the sleeper up, but visible enough for the brain to register them.
The lights can be programed to produce a sequence designed by the user.
Sleep stages are divided into two main categories: non-REM and REM. People go back and forth between these stages throughout the night, with REM stages, where most dreaming occurs, lasting the longest towards morning.
Remee apparently notices these longer REM stages and ‘enters’ the dream via the flashing lights. The device will wait for four to five hours for the sleeper to get into the heavy REM stages before the red lights turn on.
The idea is simple: you are playing a perfect round of golf in a dream, and you see a pattern of red lights flashing in the distance.
Because the pattern is in a particular sequence, it would signal to you that you are dreaming, not unlike the totem object in Inception.
Once you realize you are in a dream, you can then decide what happens next, whether it be a quick trip to Antarctica or time travel.
sleepwithremee.com where users can adjust the setups, such as when to start the light sequence and when to repeat it. The intensity of the lights can also be changed.
So... How much will the dream of your dreams be:
The Remee is available in five colors and costs $95.
SWEET DREAMS EVERYBODY!