The must-have Amazon gadget that sent me to sleep in less than eight minutes – Manchester Evening News
I struggle to sleep for a number of reasons, ranging from everyday stress to chronic pain and sensory issues. I find it challenging getting to sleep, staying asleep, and rarely feel refreshed when my alarm goes off.
If I’ve found myself tossing and turning in the night, I find myself with further back pain, more stress, and therefore in a vicious cycle of sleeplessness. Over the years, I have tried various techniques and gadgets to aid me in my slumber, and found that some work much better than others.
For example, I can’t sleep without my weighted blanket , and have often enjoyed using the Headspace app. Ahead of World Sleep Day, which is today (March 18), I’ve been trying out a digital-free gadget that’s an absolute must-have for the bedroom.
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The Morphee is a meditation and relaxation box designed to use sophrology – a type of relaxation therapy – to aid sleep and ease insomnia and sleep disorders. It’s priced at £79.95, which is very much an investment, but I really don’t think you can put a price on a good night’s sleep when you suffer with your nightly routine.
Not only that, but using Headspace will cost more in the long run at £49.99 a year, or £9.99 a month on a monthly subscription, whereas once you have the Morphee device, it’s yours to keep for a one-off cost.
The product comes in a luxury feeling cream and navy box, containing the device, a charger and an information booklet.
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Lifting the lid on the beechwood shell of the Morphee reveals a kind of clock-face, with three keys indicating the type of technique, the session and the length of the session. There’s also an on button, play button, volume buttons, and a switch to choose either Piers’ or Gina’s voice to guide you through some of the meditations.
There are more than 200 different combinations to choose from to help get a good night’s kip. The eight themes include a body scan, breathing, movement, visualisation, cardiac coherence, napping, relaxing music and nature sounds.
Meanwhile, there are eight sessions for each theme, and two options for either an eight minute session, or a 20 minute session.
Now, I was pretty sceptical about it having any effect – much like I was the one time I had reiki, acupuncture and a tarot reading. I’ll give pretty much anything a go once, just to make my own mind up about it.
And when you’ve been losing sleep for days, weeks, or even months, it’s safe to say that you’ll do anything just to have your head hit the pillow and have a peaceful nights’ rest.
After charging, the device is completely non-digital and works without a screen, internet …….