A tech company called Thync has invented a gadget that uses electricity to help you to relax and improve your sleep. By using electrical pulses to stimulate the nerves in your neck, the Relax Pro will, according to Thync, relieve stress and lead to better quality sleep.
The device sticks to the back of your neck using specially designed pads, and links up to a phone app. Through the app you can decide what kind of relaxation you want – you can choose to simply de-stress during your everyday life, you can relax fully and become ‘drowsy’ if you’re ready for sleep.
The electrical pulses are very low level and, according to the manufacturer, are completely safe. Thync says that the whole process, in a way, is actually very natural as there are no chemicals or medicine involved, only your own nerves. The vibrations are more like a shortcut to relaxation, helping you push away negative thoughts and bringing about a sense of wellbeing.
It may sound a bit like a fad or just a placebo, but the product is getting a lot of very positive reviews. If this sounds like something you’d like to try, you can buy the product here.