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ASTI LectroFan Kinder sings soothing sounds that serenade you to sleep

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Sleep problems are common, with one in three people reporting that they suffer from at least mild insomnia, according to the Sleep Health Foundation. Tech wizards have tried for years to create a device capable of replicating the sounds of nature to help people sleep. Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc. is the latest firm to take a crack at solving the problem.

The company specializes in creating sleep-sound machines, and its most advanced product to date is the LectroFan Kinder. The device is a nightlight that offers sounds ranging from white noise to nature sounds and lullabies.

One of the main reasons we suffer from insomnia arises from our technology addictions. ASTI’s latest device attempts to bring some elements of nature into our homes to ease our minds after a long day online.

“LectroFan Kinder is the latest in our line of bestselling LectroFan and Sound+Sleep devices, [and] is precisely engineered to create a sleep-friendly environment for children and parents,” said Sam Nicolino, president and CEO of ASTI.

The plug-in sound and light machine is designed to fit into any bedroom decor. It offers a variety of lights to choose from, including a soft light and a night light to help both children and adults sleep.

The sound machine in the LectroFan Kinder includes a range of lullabies and an array of non-looping nature sounds. The sounds were recorded naturally, and the sound quality is higher than any previous ASTI product. The iOS and Android stores offer a free LectroFan app that allows you to alter your sound and light settings from any room in the house.

“Without adequate sleep, children can suffer negative physical, mental, and emotional consequences as they continue to develop. If a child is not sleeping well, the parents are also not sleeping well,” Nicolino said. The LectroFan Kinder is selling for $80.

 The LectroFan Kinder joins other companies that have been seeking to improve your sleep. An MIT radio can monitor your quality of sleep, and an Infani baby monitor keeps track of your baby’s sleeping activity. Also, check out our list of the best sleep gadgets.

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