SleepCogni: Visionary New Health Device Offers Hope for Global Insomnia Epidemic

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Monday 9 November saw the launch on Kickstarter of SleepCogni - a revolutionary new product designed to give insomniacs everywhere what they have been looking for - a good night’s sleep induced naturally without the risk of drug dependancy.

Dr Irshaad Ebrahim, Martyn Ware and Richard Mills of SleepCogni

SleepCogni is providing a means to switch off today’s busy active minds, by combining environmental and personal data into an interactive sensory experience and the gold standard insomnia treatment.

Finally, SleepCogni offers an answer to sleep deprivation – something the Centre of Disease & Control (CDC) describes as a global health epidemic. SleepCogni is available on Kickstarter now.

Developed by award winning medical device inventor Richard Mills (in response to his own battles with sleepless nights), SleepCogni is a unique bedside sleep device that is backed by some very clever technology and supported by Sheffield Hallam University and international sleep expert and founder of the London Sleep Centre, Dr Irshaad Ebrahim.

“I became convinced it wasn’t just the hour before bed that explained why I couldn’t fall asleep, it was the whole modern lifestyle,” said SleepCogni inventor Richard Mills. “The stress and over-stimulus in daily life is contributing to the inability to fall sleep and stay asleep. SleepCogni has proved successful in clinical trials and endorsed by those who have seen it in action.”

The approach is so groundbreaking that when Dr Irshaad Ebrahim first met Richard, he gave SleepCogni his backing within minutes, while clinical studies of the pilot trial at Sheffield Hallam University confirmed SleepCogni is effective in treating patients with insomnia: 50% of those trialed reporting an improvement in quality of sleep and 40% reporting an increase in sleep duration, with the remainder of patients showing no change thus indicating a substantial improvement.

“I have been waiting for someone to come to me with something tangible that patients could use themselves to treat their insomnia,” said Dr Irshaad Ebrahim of the London Sleep Centre. “SleepCogni is an integrated piece of scientifically validated research based treatment for insomnia. With devices like SleepCogni I see a trend to provide the patient with the tools to treat their own insomnia rather than relying on seeing professionals and leaving only the more serious insomnia to be treated one-to-one”.

SleepCogni monitors heart rate, mental alertness, skin temperature and movement. It is a non-invasive, and as simple to use as pressing a button. Personalised to the user, SleepCogni interacts with the patient to produce a programme of audio, visual and tactile cues to help induce sleep. The device also trains the brain with its programmes, which means the more it’s used, the more effective it becomes.

We are all hyper-aroused and over-stimulated from the moment we awaken; triggering our ‘fight or flight’ mode. For many, winding down before bed involves films, phones, browsing the internet and devices that emit blue light are suppressing melatonin - delaying natural cues‎ to sleep. SleepCogni reverses the ill effects of all of this with a revolutionary technology that doesn’t stimulate. NASA have recently used the same LED technology on the international space station, which helps astronauts differentiate between day and night.

“SleepCogni is providing a means to switch off today’s busy active minds, by combining environmental and personal data into an interactive sensory experience and the gold standard insomnia treatment,” added Richard. “It’s a modern means of counting sheep and clinically proven to help.”

SleepCogni is available on Kickstarter from Tuesday 10 November. The first 850 ‘early birds’ will receive the device for a 50% discounted price of £99 ($149) and delivered in June 2016. The device will go on sale to the wider public in September 2016. The Kickstarter video can be viewed here

To find out more, visit the website at or contact Richard Mills at SleepCogni on rich(at)sleepcogni(dot)com or call Rich on +44 7939 568787 or Elaine Ingram - email: elaine(at)sleepcogni(dot)com mob: +44 788 5570934

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