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Kokoon headphones get comfy with you in bed, measure your sleep

A countless number of people around the world suffer from trouble sleeping, with 70 million of them in the United States alone. Obviously, getting enough sleep has been an issue since the very beginning of time, and as such people are constantly looking for new tools to help.

One such tool is the Kokoon, sleep headphones made in partnership with audio giant Onkyo. This partnership has birthed what are claimed to be stellar sounding headphones for everyday use. In addition, they’re also EEG-equipped headphones that not only help people fall asleep, but provide clinical quality sleep data, too. A Bluetooth 4.0 connection to a smartphone facilitates the use of the Kokoon app, allowing users to set intelligent alarms for power naps, recovery naps, or a full night’s sleep, depending on the need. These alarms, in addition to its range of sleep aids and techniques makes the Kokoon the complete sleep package.

Headphones don’t have the best reputation for being comfortable, so the team over at Kokoon have developed the FlexMould Comfort technology to address the issue. By using a combination of cooling gel cushions, air flow, and both active and passive noise canceling technologies, anyone can grab a few moments of shut eye no matter where they may find themselves as the Kokoon folds up into the size of a book. A wide range of apps are also available to help with things like meditation and lucid dreaming, showing the product’s versatility. A pair of Kokoon headphones goes for $189 and are slated for delivery in September 2015. The $100,000 campaign ends July 10th, 2015.

The Kokoon is a neat idea seen before, albeit in a smaller form factor, in the Hush earplugs. These are also made to be worn while during naps or a full night’s sleep, but boast a more inconspicuous design along with the ability to still take calls from pre-selected contacts if need be. Kokoon is a more comprehensive experience, offering all manner of sleep aids and techniques, but does rely on noise canceling to do so — something that Hush doesn’t.

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