The average person will spend roughly a third of their life asleep. And while researchers continue to look for answers as to just why it is we sleep, a lot of questions still remain unanswered. Why do we dream? What do dreams actually mean? And what really goes on during the night?
As with most predicaments these days, there’s an app for it.
It’s called Sleep Talk Recorder and, as the name implies, it records everything you say while you snooze. The app initially launched in Sweden in 2010 and has racked up almost two million downloads to date. The Sleep Talk Recorder has since trickled its way into the United States and now the folks behind the app are hoping to make a documentary out of the stories that surface from its users.
“I was chatting with a friend about three years ago about a weird dream I had just had,” said Martin Lindau, co-founder of Mad In Sweden, the company behind the app. “We both thought, ‘Well, there must be a way to use your phone to record what you say in your sleep.'”
The app only records sounds — usually in short, five second or so integrals — so there’s no prolonged or blank recording.