SLEEP ROBOT FROM SOMNOX
Fancy a cuddle to help you reach the land of nod? A full night’s sleep is often deemed the ultimate luxury, and the Somnox hug-to-nap robot may well be one of the cutest sleep-tech gadgets on the market. The rationale behind it is that as you hold the bean-shaped robot, you’ll subconsciously match your breathing rhythm to its gentle, evenly placed inhalations and exhalations. Breath-mirroring exercises have been shown to result in a longer, deeper sleep, as well as a natural wake-up routine. The device links to an app that allows you to personalise your sleeping patterns, whereby you can choose from various breathing techniques, opt for the robot to stay still after a set time or once you fall asleep, and even get it to make soothing sounds when you’re falling asleep or just before you want to wake up.