The Nightwave Sleep Assistant hit my mailbox a few weeks ago, and we thought the trial needed to be longed than a couple of days. I mean, how can a little blue light put you to sleep? Now here I sit, the sarcastic insomniac that I am, writing this review because I think it works!
The Nightwave Sleep Assistant itself is a small rectangular box that shines a calming blue LED light onto the ceiling at night. The device slowly pulsates the brightness of the light, and you sync the timing of your breaths to the rhythmic pulsation of the light. It’s a pretty simple concept really, and the color of the light really adds to the effect. Blue = calm, yes?
The device itself is powered by a 9-volt battery and includes several settings such as a work time “relaxation” mode, flashlight and a special romantic “mood” setting. I’ll save that review for another time, but will say here that it does the trick. Most nights I used the Nightwave Sleep Assistant’s seven-minute setting, and even for me, it seemed that I was able to drift off to sleep before it ever finished its light cycle.
So, does the Nightwave Sleep Assistant really work? Well, after three weeks I’m still using it on a nightly basis, and I make sure to take it with me when I travel, so it must be doing something. To all the naysayers, including myself, happy slumbering!
— Jason Depue