I often fall asleep listening to meditation music on my phone, but I also loathe having my phone in my bedroom because it’s too tempting to read or catch up on news and messages when I’m supposed to be winding down. Morphee, a new-to-the-US sleep and relaxation device, is beautifully designed, unconnected, and has no screen. Morphee offers 210 audio sessions to help users get a peaceful night’s rest. There’s also a My Little Morphee designed for children ages three to eight to help children relax and improve their sleep.
Morphee was created in France three years ago by Guillaume Barathon and Charlie Rousset, two entrepreneurs looking for natural solutions for insomnia. Designed in collaboration with sleep professionals and sophrology* experts, both the Morphee and the My Little Morphee provide a more natural solution to help users manage anxiety, stress, and insomnia.
After two years of extensive research, Morphee launched in France in September 2018, where over 200,000 people are already using it, and now Morphee is available in the US.
Morphee has a natural beech wood base with a matte black plastic top. On Morphee’s top, there are three golden keys. The first key allows you to choose from one of eight themed sessions that will aid sleep, including breathing, cardiac coherence (slowing the heart rate), napping, visualizations, and nature sounds. Using the second key, you can choose from one of eight training sessions per theme. The third key allows you to set the length of your session, making it either eight or twenty minutes long. You can choose a male or female voice to be your audio guide.
Each session is designed to help you relax your body, soothe your mind, and disconnect from the hectic day that you just got through. Morphee has a rechargeable battery that lasts for approximately a week, and you can listen to it either through the integrated speaker or through wired headphones if you don’t want to disturb your bedmate. After a restful night’s sleep, you’ll awake to feel refreshed and energized.
Morphee is a piece of sleep and whole health tech device that removes the screens and other connected devices from your bedtime or nap routine, allowing you to get your best rest.
Morphee sells for $99.99 and is available starting today on the company’s site and Amazon.
Since children also have trouble falling asleep, My Little Morphee is here for them. Also non-digital and screen-free, it is designed for younglings aged three to eight, and it contains 192 meditative journeys to help children get ready for bed or help calm them at naptime.
My Little Morphee sessions include “visualizations (or ‘journeys’), breathing and relaxation exercises, and guided meditations.” All of these sessions were designed and done by sleep experts specializing in child relaxation. On top of helping children sleep, these meditations and visualizations are also intended to help them develop confidence, improve concentration and focus, and foster emotional versatility.
The 128 soothing visual journeys will take children to different destinations, including an island, desert, forest; children will be guided in their relaxation by an animal of their choice. Each animal represents different emotions, like confidence, enthusiasm, wisdom, generosity, happiness, courage, curiosity, and independence.
Just as the original Morphee operates, the My Little Morphee uses keys to select the desired relaxation. Using the first key, your child can choose their animal companion; the second key allows them to select the destination that they want to explore. A button on the side selects the length of the session, which can be either eight or sixteen minutes long. There are sixteen nature sounds and sixteen soft music tracks to help children calm down and relax.
The My Little Morphee weighs a little over a pound, and it has an integrated handle so children can bring it along when they travel. The internal battery lasts for about three hours on play mode, which is enough for fifteen stories. My Little Morphee also has an integrated speaker and a 3.5mm headphone jack so that children can use it without disturbing others.
My Little Morphee sells for $99.99 and is available starting today on the company’s site.
With a combination of relaxation techniques and breathing exercises, Sophrology is a form of therapy used to relax the mind by help it return to the present moment and rid of future anxieties. By helping the mind focus on breathing, the body, or a mental image, Sophrology can help limit the flow of anxious thoughts, enabling the body to let go and experience deep relaxation before going to sleep. In more concrete terms, Sophrology can help by:
- Swapping stressful thoughts for corporeal sensations, by shifting the focus from the brain, to the body.
- Managing and helping reduce expectations when it comes to sleep, by releasing control.
- Releasing tension and simultaneously unwinding both mind and body.