Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is creative, and the fact that he started what is now a ~$700 billion company from his dorm room is a clear example of his creativity. Zuckerberg has recently shown off his creativity in a new invention that has been exclusively designed for his wife Priscilla Chan.
In an Instagram post, Zuckerberg said that he has built a wooden box to help his wife sleep peacefully without having to check her phone for time.
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Being a mom is hard, and since we've had kids Priscilla has had a hard time sleeping through the night. 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. So I worked on building her what I call the "sleep box". It sits on her nightstand, and between the hours of 6-7am 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. And since it doesn't show the time, if she wakes up in the middle of the night, she knows to just go back to sleep without having to worry about what time it is. So far this has worked better than I expected and she can now sleep through the night. 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. A bunch of my friends have told me they'd want something like this, so I'm putting this out there in case another entrepreneur wants to run with this and build sleep boxes for more people!
He has named his invention the “sleep box.”
His post reads, “It sits on her nightstand, and between the hours of 6-7am 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 box doesn’t show time as it might distract Priscilla’s sleep and instead emits a faint light when it’s time for her to wake up.
Zuckerberg says being an engineer, inventing a device for his partner is the best means to express his gratitude towards her. He also mentions that his creation is already popular amongst his friends. Zuckerberg shared his “sleep box” invention on Facebook for entrepreneurs who might like to invent for more people.
What do you think about Zuckerberg’s invention for his wife?