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There’s no doubt that certain types of music, tones, and frequencies can have a relaxing effect on us. In fact, even ordinary sounds encountered in daily life can put as at ease, such as the sound of typing or someone brushing their teeth. But when it comes to falling asleep for the night, it’s difficult to use these sounds as aids for sleep without feeling encumbered and uncomfortable by the bulkiness of headphones or the pressure of earbuds. Wei-Shin Lai and Jason Wolfe developed a solution to this problem by placing thin speakers within comfortable and stretchy material that can be worn as a headband. Since its inception, their company, AcousticSheep, has become well-regarded and recognized in the world of sleep technology.

They join the podcast today to discuss their latest application of this technology: a database of innumerable variations on sound modeled in the form of a genome, with alleles representing different tones or frequencies. Each variation is referred to as a “sheep” and each sheep is capable of procreating with other sheep to produce more sheep genetically related to each parent sheep. It’s sound with the form and function of a human genome, and there’s nothing else like it on the market.

Tune in, download the AcousticSheep app for free, and check out acousticsheep.com for more info.

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