Twitch Channel “Insomnia by Endel” Generates Sounds For Sleep

Endel, makers of a personalized app that utilizes adaptive soundscapes built on psychoacoustic effects to help users sleep (or focus), have launched a Twitch channel that veers from the streaming service’s typical video game orientation. Much like their app, the channel Insomnia by Endel streams algorithmically generated sounds, along with relaxing visuals, to soothe listeners to sleep. The science behind it all remains up for …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Meditative cattle grazing sounds, a space elevator, the resurgence of silent film and more

Slow Yourself Down to the Sounds of Irish Cattle Grazing From the sounds of cows being herded up a mountain to leaves crunching underfoot on a countryside walk, BBC’s Radio 3 will soon include programming aimed for meditative relaxation. At present, their (generally older) audience tunes in for jazz, opera and classical music. With the upcoming “slow radio,” the BBC is tapping into, more or …

“Resting Studios” Bank on Nap Breaks Being the New Lunch Breaks

Sleeping studios—like Nap York in NYC, where guests can power nap for $15—might be an answer to productivity slumps during the work day. “They provide an optimized environment for sleep, from cool temperatures to total darkness to quiet,” Christopher Winter, M.D., president of Charlottesville Neurology and Sleep Medicine in Virginia, explains to the WSJ. The result is brief, high-quality sleep. Such resting locations have already popped …