Due to increasing stress, busy schedules, and the use of screens around bedtime, people today are facing poor sleep time and issues staying asleep. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than one-third of U.S. adults don’t get enough sleep on a regular basis. Furthermore, poor sleep can be a precursor for health conditions, including obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. New technologies promise better sleep experiences and a few, such as the new Muse S, have resulted in improved sleep patterns among users. 

Muse by Interaxon Inc. — a neurotech and mediation company — has launched Muse S: an EEG-powered, adjustable plush headband that functions as a Digital Sleeping Pill (DSP) for a better sleep experience. 

Muse S is a brain-sensing headband that uses biofeedback to help the user fall asleep, stay asleep, and even get back to sleep if the user wakes up at night. It helps disengage the mind from daily stressors and offers sleep content (DSP) designed to put the user to peaceful sleep. 

Sleep causes natural changes to our brain activity. Muse S detects those changes and fades out the audio when the user is asleep. It uses the same smart, fade-in-fade-out technology to put the user back to sleep if he wakes up at night. 

A variety of DSPs are available to suit the diverse needs of users when it comes to sleeping. There are four main options:

  1. Original, adventurous, and classic sleep stories for users who find it easy to sleep while listening to a good story at bedtime
  2. Guided sleep meditations for those who prefer to sleep through relaxing sleep meditation
  3. Biofeedback sleep soundscapes for individuals who like sounds of nature and music 
  4. Ambient sleep soundscapes for the ones who like soothing music and ambient sounds

In addition to its sleep features, the Muse S provides biofeedback to help users control stress in their lives. Subscribers have access to more than 500 guided meditations, and the device can provide biofeedback to help you improve your focus during the day.

With 10 hours of battery life and a 3-hour charge time, Muse S (Generation 2) is available now for $399.99 USD at the Muse official website. The sleep support headband will be available on Amazon North America in 2022. Additionally, the digital sleep pill features costs $12.99 USD per month or $94.99 USD per year.