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Let your pillow talk

A new type of pillow helps students revise while sleeping.

india Updated: May 11, 2010 03:01 IST
Debjeet Kundu
Debjeet Kundu
Hindustan Times

Are you one of those who puts up till late mugging up as much as possible the night before your exam? Well, then here’s some good news for you. According to a Daily Mail report, there’s a new revision aid in the UK markets and students are rushing for it.

A new pillow now allows students to hear pre-recorded lectures and class notes even as they sleep! Named ‘Sound Asleep’, this £20-‘pillow’ has a speaker buried inside its fibres and can be linked to any MP3 or CD player. What’s more, research also suggests that this way students will remember at least some of the things that they hear throughout the night when they wake.

We asked students if such a device may actually help them. “That’s sounds cool if I don’t have to be awake and still study,” says IP University student Pritam Lal. But others are not too excited about the concept. “I don’t think it’s a good idea, how can we study when we are sleeping?” asks DU student Aakansha Gupta.

“We need to have some sleep too,” adds Richa Sinha. Teachers too have voiced the need for caution. “Why do students have to be so dependant on technology,” says Anup Beniwal, professor of English in IPU. “Don’t expect individual brilliance to emerge then if student are encouraged to use such devices.”

The device, received with mixed reactions from students may help tinnitus sufferers, who may find it easier to sleep with background noise.

First Published: May 10, 2010 15:46 IST