Aromarest helps users get their sleep cycles under control with help from their senses of sight, smell and hearing. It’s an all-in-one color-changing bedside lamp, noise machine and aromatherapy device controlled via an app.
Warm tones of light, reminiscent of the sunset, help you wind down and stimulate melatonin excretion, while blue light does the opposite. Certain scents may make you sleepy (lavender) and others may make you want to get up (perhaps coffee). Many people use white noise to stay asleep but may want to wake up to upbeat (but not too rowdy) music.
It’s up to the user what type of essences they want their Aromarest to emit during the device’s a.m. and p.m. infusions, and they can experiment. (The essences Aromarest uses are not proprietary.) If they still wake up in the middle of the night, they can reset the process, prompting another burst of the nighttime scent.
To monitor whether the device is helping users, Aromarest will send a one-line survey asking how they slept. Down the road, spokesperson Marc Liebman says the company will integrate the device with health-tracker wearables, such as smartwatches. The device is slated to go on the market this April for around $140.