How a ‘dream’ toy became a ‘dorm’
Posted On July 2, 2021
A dream doll made by an Australian company has become a new way for people to feel like they’re awake.
Dreaming Dolls (Dolls) was founded by entrepreneur Andrew Safford and his wife, Jessica, who wanted to create a fun way to wake up without being in the dream.
“We wanted to build something that people could really enjoy and make a difference in the world,” Mr Saffords said.
“It’s about having fun in your everyday life and it’s about being able to do things you couldn’t normally do in your waking life.”
When you’re in the moment, you don’t have to think about it, you just wake up and enjoy yourself.
“If you want to get into the world, you have to be in the zone and if you can just enjoy yourself in the present moment, it’s amazing.”
Mr Saffards invention uses a small battery, an LED lamp and a microphone to communicate with the user in the form of a dream.
He said the batteries could last for a week without draining and would last up to six hours if powered by a 24-hour battery.
“You have to have a strong focus in order to have an actual ‘dream’, but it’s not a dream you are trying to suppress,” he said.
The company is currently in the process of launching a series of models and hopes to roll out more as it expands its business.
Dream Dolls has also been featured on the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s 7:30 program and is currently available for purchase from Dream Dolls.
Dream dolls have been used to raise awareness about mental health issues including depression and anxiety.
In December 2016, the Victorian government announced that it was investing more than $10 million to expand mental health services in the state.
“The dream dolls, which have a range of different features, can be used by people who are struggling with a range or conditions including depression, anxiety, anxiety disorders, eating disorders and obsessive compulsive disorder,” Mr Bancroft said.
Dreams are an ancient form of communication in ancient cultures around the world.
In Japan, dreams are thought to have been created as a means of communication and storytelling.
In China, it was said that people dream about being in a dream world.
“People are still very much in control of the dream, and it is still a very important part of their lives,” Mr Dickson said.