This sleep robot could actually fix what’s keeping you up at night

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2020/11/07/this-sleep-robot-could-actually-fix-whats-keeping-you-up-at-night.html

Spit-laugh

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Or, save $600 by turning over and sleeping with your boyfriend/husband/whoever that dude is who’s right next to you. Studies have shown that sleeping with a human being most accurately replicates the experience of sleeping with a human being.

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“Trouble with insomnia? Now you can rest easy knowing the robots are watching you sleep!

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Don’t be silly! These robots don’t have cameras, they can’t watch you sleep. They have other sensors that know exactly how you are breathing, and can probably tell whether they’re pressed up against a living body or a dead one though.

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How soon until someone starts silkscreening waifus onto these things?

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I don’t think this robot is really capable of dragging Chump out of the White House.

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Invented by a guy whose sex robot never spoons with him

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Studies have shown that sleeping with Donald Trump most accurately replicates the experience of sleeping with a scabrous, befouled, fly-blown wart hog.

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Wow! So cheap I’m gonna order two and have a sleep robot ménage à trois!

:-/

But seriously, $540?

And I didn’t find a controlled trial of this device in their “science” section, so the claims are from a “study” that is uncontrolled (everybody got a sleep robot), self-reported and anecdotal. :roll_eyes:

It could still be useful, but for $540 I’d like evidence this works better than a placebo.

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Which, if you are a light sleeper, and especially if the other human snores and/or gets up multiple times a night, does not lead to better sleeping. A sleep robot could, if it actually works, be a lot better for sleep than an actual human. Not saying its better overall for health, but for actual sleep, it totally could be.

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The controlled study was supressed when it revealed that it did work, but only when used as a suppository

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Yeah, I was referring to human beings

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I know. Just providing amusement for horror tale fanatics.

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Tried that. The robots left me for each other.

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It’s always gently crying in the bathroom.

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Does it come with slip-on covers with famous celebrities on them?
Are they sold separately?
Can I get one with my best friend on it?

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They could probably sell a lot more of them if they made a waifu pillow version…

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https://meetsomnox.com/science-research/

sounds legit

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