New Wearable Uses Sound To Maintain Deep Sleep

New Wearable Uses Sound To Maintain Deep Sleep

Multiple studies have shown the benefits of a good night's sleep relative to improved memory and cellular regeneration, yet good sleep seems to be eluding more and more people. The recent launch of Rythm and the introduction of its Dreem device adds a new approach to combat that problem, by detecting when a sleeper is in a deep sleep state and maintaining that state through the use of sound.

Dreem consists of a series of proprietary sensors and a sound-emitting device built into an adjustable headband made of a lightweight silicone polymer. The sensors act like a portable EEG (electroencephalogram) and monitor a sleeper's brain waves in real time. When the device detects that a sleeper has entered a deep sleep state, the device emits a sound against the skull, which reportedly prolongs that state. No earplugs are necessary.

A proprietary machine-learning algorithm helps the device become more effective over time, as it continues to collect more information about a user's sleep patterns.

The company is quick to point out that Dreem is not a sleep aid, in that it is not meant to help you fall asleep. It says that unlike other devices that just track your sleep activity, Dreem helps improve the quality of your sleep in real time by both tracking your sleep activity and actively doing something to improve it.

Source: gizmag.comAdded: 8 March 2016

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