The Sleep Shepherd is the first at home sleep device that monitors your brainwaves in real time and uses a biofeedback loop to help you fall asleep quickly through the use of specially engineered binaural beats. The Sleep Shepherd is unique from other sleep aids in that it works with your brain’s natural structure to slow your brain down and guide you to sleep.
The hat incorporates Virtual Hammock Technology invented by Dr. Michael Larson (a Mechanical Engineering professor with a Ph.D. from M.I.T.). This technology induces a rhythmic sensation within the brain by utilizing the natural workings of the brains auditory center. Specialized nerves hard-wired in the part of our brain stem called the medial superior olive (MSO) get excited when they are stimulated by signals arriving from our two ears. The rhythmic pulse you hear when wearing the Sleep Shepherd is actually your brain deciphering the difference in frequency between the two tones that are played into either ear. The Sleep Shepherd is an all-natural, homeopathic sleep device that takes advantage of cutting edge sleep technology.
Unlike sleep trackers, that simply report how poorly you slept, the Sleep Shepherd is the first sleep gadget to activelyhelp you sleep. The hat is made of a stretchable and breathable fabric (85% Nylon, 15% Spandex) with built-in sensors and hi-fidelity speakers. The Sleep Shepherd can be worn with most CPAP masks. The Sleep Shepherd is not a medical device or a clinical intervention of any kind.The Sleep Shepherd is the first commercially available sleep device that uses brainwave activity in a biofeedback system to actively help you sleep. The Sleep Shepherd has been featured on Engadget, Science Dump, Slash Gear and Gadget review. The Sleep Shepherd was selected as a semi-finalist at the Last Gadget Standing competition at CES Vegas 2015.