Mark Zuckerberg Designs a Soft Light Box to Help His Wife Sleep


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Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is known around the world for being a tech entrepreneur, but did you know he also works on his own personal inventions? His latest creation, called “sleep box,” was created for his wife to help her sleeping patterns.

“Being a mom is hard, and since we've had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night,” Zuckerberg reveals on Facebook and Instagram, “She'll wake up and check the time on her phone to see if the kids might wake up soon, but then knowing the time stresses her out and she can't fall back asleep.” Zuckerberg’s clever solution was to create a simple wooden box that feature a very faint light on the bottom. It’s designed to be placed on his wife’s nightstand, and shine a soft light between the hours of 6am and 7am. Zuckerberg explains, “It emits a very faint light—visible enough that if she sees it she'll know it's an okay time for one of us to get the kids, but faint enough that the light won't wake her up if she's still sleeping.”

The Sleep Box doesn’t show the time, but Priscilla can rest assured that it’s only time to wake up when the box is glowing. “So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night,” reveals Zuckerberg. “As an engineer, building a device to help my partner sleep better is one of the best ways I can think of to express my love and gratitude.”

Zuckerberg has invited other entrepreneurs to run with his idea and develop it into a real product, so they could be available to buy soon.

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg recently invented the “sleep box,” to help his wife sleep better.


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Emma Taggart

Emma Taggart is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met. Originally from Northern Ireland, she is an artist now based in Berlin. After graduating with a BA in Fashion and Textile Design in 2013, Emma decided to combine her love of art with her passion for writing. Emma has contributed to various art and culture publications, with an aim to promote and share the work of inspiring modern creatives. While she writes every day, she’s also devoted to her own creative outlet—Emma hand-draws illustrations and is currently learning 2D animation.
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