Muse S is designed to help you sleep, but the price could give you nightmares

CES 2020: Guided sleep journeys for the hard of slumber
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It seems like 2020 is going to be the year for sleep tech, and brain-sensing headband brand Muse is back with the Muse S – a sleep focused device.

The first Muse headband was designed to guide you through meditation by offering feedback on when your mind was clear and you were effectively putting yourself into a positive headspace.

But now it’s targeting sleep – specifically guiding you to drift off using Go-to-Sleep Journeys. It’s much like the guided meditations found on the previous Muse app, but with the aim to get you off to sleep.

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The Muse S itself is a fabric band, much like something you’d read your blood pressure with. It straps around the head to read movement, brain activity and your heart rate. Just pop in some headphones and fire up the app. You can put your phone away, as the guided sleep journeys are all done by audio, which is good for staying away from blue light.

When you embark on a sleep journey (yes we know how that sounds), the journey you hear is impacted by the biometrics observed by the headband. That all happens in real time, so it’s more than just listening to a flat MP3.

But here's what might keep you up at night: The Muse S costs a nightmare-inducing $350 –but the guided sleep journeys are free. $13 a month will unlock the other guided meditations.

It's available now in the US, and we'll update with more territories as they're announced.

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James Stables


James is the co-founder of Wareable, and he has been a technology journalist for 15 years.

He started his career at Future Publishing, James became the features editor of T3 Magazine and and was a regular contributor to TechRadar – before leaving Future Publishing to found Wareable in 2014.

James has been at the helm of Wareable since 2014 and has become one of the leading experts in wearable technologies globally. He has reviewed, tested, and covered pretty much every wearable on the market, and is passionate about the evolving industry, and wearables helping people achieve healthier and happier lives.

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