Wear This Mask and Control Your Dreams?

Remee uses self-designed pattern of LED lights to signal you're dreaming
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2012 2:22 PM CDT
Wear This Mask and Control Your Dreams?
A screen grab from Kickstarter video.   (Kickstarter)

Ever wished you could to go bed and dream about exactly what you want? The two 30-year-old inventors behind the Remee sleep mask say you can. Here's how it supposedly works: The $95 mask contains six red LED lights that are apparently bright enough to grab your brain's attention while you slumber, yet dim enough to allow you to keep sleeping. Via a website, you set a pattern for the lights to follow when you enter REM sleep—the stage that features the most dreaming, the Daily Mail reports.

The idea is that while you're dreaming, you'll suddenly see the pattern—prompting you to realize you're in a dream and, say Duncan Frazier and Steve McGuigan, allowing you to start controlling what's happening. You'd probably be wise to take the invention with a grain of salt: Frazier told the Mail that it can be tough to have lucid dreams, and that reaching such a state doesn't happen every time. But a lot of people are on board. A Kickstarter page set up by the duo in hopes of raising $35,000 has brought in $572,891 at last count, and more than 6,000 of the backers' will get a Remee mask as part of their pledge, estimated ship date: July. (More strange stuff stories.)

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