Apple could soon market a “Sleep Mask”

An idea for a connected sleep mask would be in Apple’s boxes. Indeed, patent applications suggest that a night mask with different sensors is being designed.

For several years, Apple has focused on health. It started with the sale of the Apple Watch and Apple wants to continue to develop its health-related offer. Latest find by the Patently Apple site, these are patents relating to a mask connected to sleep.

Screenshot of patent US011290818

Sleeping well is important

Indeed, the World Health Organization (WHO) recommends between 7 and 9 hours of sleep per night. Lack of sleep can lead to organic and cognitive disorders. This connected sleep mask could transmit precise information about our sleep.

The patent mentions several strategic sensors such as eye tracking as well as the measurement of the electrical activity of the brain during a sleep phase.

A complete experience

Concretely, the mask would include the following sensors:

  • Force sensors
  • Touch or proximity sensors
  • Microphones
  • Magnetic sensors
  • blood pressure sensors
  • Muscle activity sensors

This mask could be a digest of technology that could provide important information on the sleep of users. Identifying the cause of poor sleep could be lifesaving for many users.

In addition to providing accurate sleep information, the Connected Sleep Mask can also be used with AirPods. This makes it possible to offer the user of the mask a complete experience while falling asleep with relaxing music.

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