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Now, a device to help you sleep

Here is some good news for those suffering from sleep disorder. A British desinger has developed a new device that will help people sleep without relying on sleeping pills.

health and fitness Updated: Nov 17, 2009 20:47 IST

SleepHere is some good news for those suffering from sleep disorder. A British desinger has developed a new device that will help people sleep without relying on sleeping pills.

The device called Lightsleeper was designed by Kate Evans to help tackle her sleepless nights while studying at Central Lancashire University, reported The Telegraph.

The LightSleeper, works by moving a soothing blue light across the ceiling. "It moves your eyes along a line, relaxing your brain. This helps you drift off. Reading a book can make you more alert but this makes you switch off. It's the first device that offers a simple, drug-free and natural way of falling asleep for those who find it hard," said Evans.

Remembering her university days, she said, "I used to suffer badly from insomnia and sleep only three hours a night. I was shocked to find how many people have such problems and how big the market is for sleeping pills. There was a big need for an alternative."

Her invention was taken up by Quincom, an innovation company, which, at present, has large orders for it from Japan.

The device is on sale at lightsleeper.co.uk and Boots.com plan to market it. A spokesman for Boots said: "It's a new way of helping people relax."