We all know that having a good night’s sleep helps us stay healthy and alert. A good sleep is part of a productive lifestyle. That’s why it is vital to sleep well when we learn English. A lack of sleep can affect our communication and fluency negatively.
The Centers of Disease Control and Prevention recommends 7 – 9 hours of sleep/ night for ages 18 – 64 and 7 – 8 hours of sleep/ night for ages 65+. Public Health Agency of Canada released a document about the sleeping habits of adults called “Are Canadian adults getting enough sleep?” in 2019. The report showed that 1 in 4 young adults and seniors are not getting enough sleep and 1 in 2 adults have trouble going to sleep or staying sleep.
The lack of sleep affects our productive life significantly. On a previous post I shared with you the meaning of “sleep on it” and the scientific background about this popular English idiom. Research has shown that a good night’s sleep affect the way we make decision and solve our problems. To read more about the experiment that Dr. Spencer and her research group conducted at the University of Massachusetts Amherstclick to evaluate the benefits of a good sleep click here
The medical term used to call the lack of sleep or the difficulty to stay asleep at night is insomnia. There are a lot of natural remedies and medical prescriptions to treat patients who suffer from insomnia. However, in the long run those remedies either lose their efficacy or cause dependency.
Recently, I came across with a very interesting invention to improve the quality of sleep and reduce insomnia without the negative side effect of sleeping pills. This new invention is called the “Neutonica Band”. It looks like a simple sleep mask with bluetooth. However, it’s more than that. According to its inventor, the Neutonica Band can make you sleep in about 8 minutes by placing the band around your head. The band has four black tourmalines that protect users from high frequency electromagnetic waves such as Wifi. This device also generates alpha waves and plays relaxing music to take you to a place of relaxation that help you have a better sleep all night.
The most surprising thing about this new invention to treat insomnia is not all the sophisticated mechanisms used to create the band, but the fact that it was invented by a 10 year-old Mexican genius called Franco Arturo Canseco. Franco and his tutor developed their first prototype and presented it in several Expos in Mexico and Latin America. In 2019 they participated in Shark Tank Mexico. Five Sharks decided to invest in Neutonica Band and offered Franco $124,000 USD. Currently, Fanco and a team of doctors and engineers are developing the final prototype that will be placed on the market at the beginning fo 2021.
If you want to learn more about Neutonica Band pre-sale and pre-order your band, click here. The great news is that the company has international shipping and this device may soon be helping alleviate insomnia all around the world!