Sleeping Gas Dispenser Invention Worries Scientists

written by / March 25, 2022
Sleeping Gas Dispenser Invention Worries Scientists

Do you have trouble falling asleep? A groundbreaking new invention that’s about to enter the sleep market has the potential to literally knock you out! 

Gosleep is a multifunctional device (air purifier, Bluetooth speaker, mood light, wireless charger, sleep gas dispenser, etc.) that stood out among all the mobile-phone-related gadgets in this year’s Mobile World Congress (MWC 2022). 

Looking like an oversized speaker, the gadget’s most prominent feature is the ability to generate Sleep Air (air enriched with CO2) that could help you fall asleep more quickly and easily. 

Here’s a little science behind it.

When CO2 levels rise, each breath you take contains less and less oxygen. This might cause you to feel weary, unfocused, and most importantly — sleepy! 

To increase your chances of falling asleep, besides Sleep Air, Gosleep also releases a pleasant aroma and plays ASMR sounds. 

When it’s time to wake up, this gadget disperses a fresh aroma and added oxygen for a pleasant awakening.

Expectedly, such groundbreaking technology comes at a steep price. Costing $2,000 (or $40 a month), it definitely isn’t the best option for those on a budget.  

But the exorbitant price isn’t the main reason why scientists are skeptical about this gadget. It’s its safety and the potential consequences of a possible malfunction or a mishap. 

Too much carbon dioxide can lead to rapid breathing, increased heart rate, and confusion. What’s more, in extreme situations, high CO2 concentration can even lead to coma, brain damage, and death.

So, maybe now sticking to affordable and practically harmless natural sleep aids like melatonin supplements doesn’t sound like such a bad idea after all.

Marija Kovachevska is a content writer at, Biochemist and Activist. After obtaining her BSc in Biochemistry and Physiology she changed her microscope for content research tools and continued researching in the fields of Medicine, Biology, and Communication. Her insatiable curiosity flare drove her to become a “content scientist writer” as she likes to say. Reality fascinates her and facts and statistics are a must-have feature in her articles. Fluent in English and French, she is a volunteer and communication associate for several non-profit organizations. French culture and handcrafting are her passion, but in her free time, she indulges in long walks and traveling, or as she likes to say “experiencing the inexperienced.”