S-5000 Sound Therapy System & Illumy Smart Sleep Mask
Previously, in 2014 I reviewed the S-5000 Sound Oasis Deluxe Sleep Sound Therapy System by Sound Oasis and was EXTREMELY happy with it. Jump forward a few years, and much to my delight, Sound Oasis had new product offerings for those “sleep challenged” individuals like me. Sound Oasis has a brand new sound therapy system called the BST-100 Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System, and also, a super cool sleep mask, called the Illumy – The Smart Sleep Mask. Wow was I excited to give these products a try, and here’s what I found..
My Findings on “Illumy – The Smart Sleep Mask”: I am one of those people who can’t have any light what so ever in the room where I sleep, it really bothers me. I get restless, and I just can not sleep. I also am not a fan of alarm clocks. I like to wake up nice and slow and not be scared to death with a loud alarm BLARING in my ear. When I saw the sleep mask, I jumped at the chance to try out Sound Oasis’s Illumy Smart Sleep Mask because it solved BOTH problems. I could block out all stray light, and I could also have the mask gradually wake me up in the morning. The promise that the mask makes is to wake you up more gradually by emitting a nice soft blue tone light that gradually pulses, and slowly gets brighter as it wakes you up. This allows you to “slowly” adjust to the light and wake up in a more natural manner. Much like when the sun slowly comes up.
So, here’s how it works. You first download an app to your smart phone and then link the smart sleep mask to your phone. Once you have the app installed on your phone you can preset a time before bed to have the mask help you fall asleep, likewise, you also set your mask to wake you up in the morning. Once the settings have been set, it’s good to go for all seven days of the week, and week after week. This is convenient, but I found that these more general settings of “when to fall asleep, and when to wake up” also presents a problem.. What happens on weekends? What happens if your schedule is a little different for certain weekdays? There isn’t currently a way to set it in the app settings. I wish there was, and perhaps Sound Oasis can update their software to accommodate that soon. Aside from that, I am absolutely “in love” with this mask and I can not go to sleep without it. I really can’t! It is very comfortable on my face, it blocks out stray light perfectly, and it does exactly what it promises. It wakes me up so nice and slow that it makes my mornings very different. I feel much much more refreshed when I wake up, and not at all “cranky” feeling as I sometimes was when I had an alarm cock JOLT me out of an incomplete sleep cycle. What an AMAZING sleep product, I recommend it 100% !
My Findings on “BST-100 Bluetooth Sleep Sound Therapy System with Custom Sound Card”: WOW, for such a small little device, I could not believe at how powerful and loud the sound was! It blew me away, it really did. I was taken back it’s perful sound, and high fidelity crystal clear the sounds. I also really appreciate how how light-weight, small, stylish and just plain cute this little sound device is. The BST-100 is 2.6″ tall/2.5″ in diameter/ 6.6cm tall/6.35cm in diameter (about the size of a very small apple). The battery lasts for about 5 – 8 hours, so I just keep my cord plugged in all the time. The BST-100 can be programed by your phone, computer, tablet with blue tooth and you can also play your favorite music on it. I mean how cool is that?!?!?! The BST-100 uses per-programmed sound cards. You can choose between 10 or 20 wonderful sounds to help you get your nightly ZZZ’s. This is a great little device to travel with and I know you will not be disappointed, I know I wasn’t.
If you suffer from not getting a great night’s sleep please think about investing in a sound device. For me, personally, I just can not sleep unless I have my favorite nature sounds on to drown out all the ambient noise around me. Once you have a sound device you will sleep much better, but be warned, after trying one, you will not be able live without it! 😉
Sound Oasis never disappoints!! I am sooo happy that I was able to review their BST-100 sound device and their Illumy Smart Sleep Mask, they have become an essential part of my sleep regime.
About Sound Oasis: From day one, the founders have believed in delivering innovative, superior product solutions to solve customer needs. This mission has resulted in a worldwide business catering to both private label and branded customer markets.
Our Sound Oasis group is the world leader in sound therapy systems (otherwise known as “white noise” machines or sound machines). We are passionate about helping you sleep, relax, manage tinnitus or just enjoy more privacy.
How Are Your Sounds Chosen For Sound Oasis: Our superior nature sounds are authentic, recorded in the wild sounds. We work extremely hard to provide you the best results possible, so we also offer a multitude of sounds that were composed by world leading sleep therapy experts and musicians. We combine these superb sounds with our patented technology (such as our exclusive sound card and Sleep Enhancement technology) to deliver a superior sound experience solution for you
Sound Oasis Website: https://www.soundoasis.com
Disclaimer: Sound Oasis provided me with free samples of their products to review, I was under no obligation to review them. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free products. The opinions expressed are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.