I'm one of those people who suffers from over-thinking. I can't turn off my brain. And while I'm quite sure that most of what runs through my head is useless drivel, it still cranks away, making me somewhat paranoid, twitchy, and generally malcontent.
I need one of these.
This is the Mind Relaxer. Touted as a "mental relaxation spa," this gadget combines sound and light patterns into a biorhythmic pulse that is supposed to reduce anxiety and strengthen your attention span. It's apparently also great for jet lag recovery.
Two sets of glasses are included, each sporting 12 LEDs mounted inside the frame (one set red, the other set blue).
These LEDs emit gentle light into the wearer's orbital lobes. Earbuds run from the glasses to a control unit. This unit contains 18 different light and sound programs, each designed to coordinate with four different frequencies: alpha, beta, theta, and delta. These frequencies pulse between 1 to 30 Hz to aid in relaxation. Sessions can be programmed to last from 11 to 69 minutes.
I don't know about you, but I suspect I'd be snoring if I did a long session with these things.
At $350, I have to wonder if it wouldn't be more relaxing for me to just go to the beach. I must admit, however, that the Mind Relaxer would be quite a nice gadget when sitting on a long plane flight...
Head on over to Hammacher Schlemmer to give your brain a much needed vacation! (Update: This item is no longer in inventory. A similar meditation mind machine with good reviews is available on Amazon here and here.)