Now, sleep mask that lets people control their dreams!

May 22, 2012, 05:22 IST | ANI

A duo of developers from Brooklyn, New York, has come up with a sleeping mask that lets people have lucid dreams that they can control

The mask, looks like an ordinary sleeping mask but has been designed to steers sleeper into lucid dreaming by making the brain aware that it is dreaming, a major newspaper reported.

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.

The hi-tech invention is the pet project of Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan who have put it up on a crowd funding website with the goal of raising 35,000 dollars, have already raked in more than 6,550 people pledged 572,891 dollars to fund it.

The sleep duration is categorised into two parts out of which REM stage is the longest one.

Moreover it is this stage where most of the dreaming occurs, lasting the longest towards morning.

The device which features six LED lights, produce a sequence, apparently notices the longer REM stages and ‘enters’ the dream via the flashing lights.

The device waits for four to five hours for the sleeper to get into the heavy REM stages before the red lights turn on.

Currently the masks are available in five colours and are priced at 95 dollars each.

Frazier has claimed that so far, they have received 7,000 orders, many of them coming from Australia, Italy and Spain. 

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