A new wearable called Thim claims to be able to retrain wearers so they can sleep better, reports the Irish Examiner.
Thim is a smart ring that connects to a user’s phone to monitor sleep – not a new concept. However, the Thim claims it can help improve user sleep too, but does so in an unusual way: by waking them up.
Research has suggested that falling asleep over and over in a process known as sleep re-training can actually condition people to fall asleep more quickly. So when worn at night the Thim can track when a wearer dozes off and then uses small vibrations to gently wake them up again every three minutes over a short period of time – before kindly letting them sleep through the night.