The human brain needs at least seven hours’ sleep every night to function properly. Yet the slightest change to your routine can leave you restless for nights. If you have to travel overseas, the problems can reach crisis point. Essentially, there are two possible cures: wait for your body clock to recover, or use AYO. This headset exposes your eyes to blue light in 20-minute sessions. It primes your body for the day, meaning you should get a better sleep at bedtime.

– Optimize your body rhythm with just 20 minutes of exposure each day

– Resets your biological alarm clock and helps you wake up naturally

– Perfect for regular travelers, shift workers, and anyone else suffering sleep problems

Beating Jet Lag

Wrapped in animal skin, our ancient ancestors would sleep in caves or under the stars. In the hours before dawn, the sky would begin to glow above this prehistoric land. In a time before alarm clocks, this was the hunter-gatherer’s wake-up call.

Our surroundings may have changed, but this blue light still illuminates our planet every morning. Sleeping without curtains, most people wake up naturally as morning light floods the room. Yet this may not always fit with your bedtime — particularly when you’re traveling.

AYO helps to fix this problem by providing a 20-minute dose of fresh, blue light. Rather than waiting for your body to adapt to new schedules, you simply slip on this headset during the day. This both resets your body clock, and provides you with an energy boost prior to important meetings and social gatherings.

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Simple Sleep

To get started with AYO, you just need to pair the headset with your smartphone via Bluetooth. The companion app lets you create your own program, targeted at energy boosts or body-clock optimization.

The app will then work out the perfect time for using the headset. When you get the alert, you just put on the glasses. These lightweight specs cast blue light onto your eyes, without blocking your vision. As a result, you can get on with work and play during your 20 minutes of light.

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With four LEDs and light diffuser technology, wearing AYO feels like stepping out into bright sunshine. The biological lighting is clinically approved, and free from infrared and ultraviolet waves. You can also choose from multiple lighting levels.

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Thanks to the energy-efficient LEDs, AYO can provide three hours of light on a full charge. In addition, you get a hard carry case that can charge the headset on the go. This adds another 10 hours to your range — ideal for traveling.

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Along with the basic settings, the AYO app offers multiple different modes. You can opt to pair your sleeping habits with those of your partner, or get feedback on your current body rhythm. You can think of AYO as your own personal sleep coach.

“AYO is a light-based, beautifully designed wearable, which is fully controlled and operated by the AYO app. Short exposure to the gentle AYO blue light enhances energy levels and alertness as well as helping to optimize your body rhythm according to your lifestyle and preferences. AYO has been created with a main focus on attractive and portable design, smart capabilities and unique user experience!” — AYO

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What We ❤️

For folks who have to work irregular hours, this device can make a huge difference. Furthermore, it’s way better than coffee for giving you a lift.

Future Designs

With an open API, we’re hoping for some innovative new features from AYO in the years ahead.

Availability

– Order now: via goayo.com

– Price: $269 USD

– Deal: Use the coupon code AYOGF and get 10% off!

Meet Mark Myerson

Mark is best known for writing about apps, but he also loves the tactile, hardware side of technology. Being a professional photographer, he's pretty handy with a camera, and he's a self-confessed tweetaholic.