“Being a mother is hard.”
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg told Instagram that he made a special device for his wife Priscilla Chan that allows you to keep track of the time at night. This is a small box, stylized under a tree, which is lit from below with a soft light between 6 and 7 o’clock in the morning.
According to Zuckerberg, Priscilla often wakes up at night, worrying that she will soon have to wake the children. Checking the exact time causes her stress: she finds out how much she has left to sleep, and sometimes does not fall asleep back.
Therefore, the head of Facebook decided to make a nightlight for her: when it burns, it means it’s time to wake up the children, and if it doesn’t, then you can sleep. But at the same time, Priscilla does not wake up the device: the light is dim and it does not wake up when the light bulb comes on.
According to Zuckerberg, neither he nor the company intends to make the device serial, but he does not mind if others follow his example. What is inside the box, he did not specify.
So far this has worked better than I expected, and she [Priscilla] can now sleep all night.
For me, as a developer, to make a device that will help my partner sleep better is one of the best ways to express love and gratitude that comes to my mind. Several of my friends said that they wanted something similar for themselves, so I decided to share it in case another entrepreneur wants to do this and make nightlights for other people!
Mark Zuckerberghead of facebook