As adults, napping is hard to come by and when you do take the time out for a siesta, sometimes you wake up more groggy than when you first napped. That’s where the Napwell mask comes in. The Kickstarter campaign wants to you get the best nap in the world so that you wake up refreshed and not tired still. As the world’s first sunrise sleep mask that helps you nap well, the Napwell is designed by engineers at MIT, Stanford and Harvard Medical School and allows you to set your ideal napping duration depending on the time available in your day. It features a built-in timer that tracks your nap, and shortly before you are ready to wake up, the Napwell gradually brings you out of sleep so that you don’t experience “sleep inertia.” That’s when you abruptly awakened in the middle of your sleep cycle, given you that disoriented feeling when you wake up.
The mask features a luminous and gradually lights up to emulate sunrise so that you can wake up naturally. You won’t hear harsh sounds or have any sudden disruptions to your sleep cycles when using the Napwell, making for the greatest nap you’ve ever had! The simulated sunrise allows your brain to gradually wait up so that when your alarm does finally buzz, you’ll wake up refreshed and ready for the rest of your day. With its ergonomic design and high-quality materials, the mask is designed for pure comfort. It’s battery powered so it doesn’t need an Internet connection, be charged or need any maintenance of any kind. The early bird special is still available for $60.
Kristie Bertucci is an L.A.-based writer, who can't live without her MacBook Pro. When she's not writing, she's either reading or shopping (online, of course) and loves lazy days so she can catch up on her DVR-recorded shows and movies. She's definitely a Mac girl, she loves music and is currently on a mission to to have an insane and enviable iTunes library.