Mark Zuckerberg created a ‘sleep box’ to help his wife sleep

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Have trouble sleeping? Mark Zuckerberg’s created something for that. 

The Facebook CEO took to Instagram over the weekend to share a photo of his invention and explain how it works. 

It’s called the “sleep box,” and it emits a faint light between the hours of 6 a.m. and 7 a.m. so his wife Priscilla Chan knows their two daughters are about to wake up. 

It’s all done so she doesn’t have to check her phone. 

“Being a mom is hard, and since we’ve had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night,” Zuckerberg wrote. “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.”

Cue the sleep box! 

Judging by the photo Zuck posted on IG, it looks like a very simple, sleek little box.

There’s no display time, and the light is visible enough to let one know when it’s okay to wake up, but it’s also faint enough that it “won’t wake her up if she’s still sleeping,” according to Zuckerberg. 

He says he’s sharing his idea in case any entrepreneurs out there want to go with it and make the sleep boxes mainstream.

“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,” he wrote. “A bunch of my friends have told me they’d want something like this…”

You heard him fellow entrepreneurs… think you can do it? Get cracking! 

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