DELFT, The Netherlands, April 2, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Somnox (https://www.meetsomnox.com), the world's first sleep robot announced its official launch and began shipping worldwide today. Developed to start a global sleep revolution, Somnox has garnered significant attention since its early debut at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), where it was voted 'Best of Show' by multiple global media. Somnox was created to help consumers prevail against sleep deprivation and insomnia, sleep better, and live a more healthy, productive life. Available for purchase online at meetsomnox.com and in brick-and-mortar b8ta stores in the U.S., the Somnox sleep robot includes a removable, washable 'pillow' case and retails for $599, €599 and £549, respectively. View a short video of Somnox on YouTube.
The Somnox sleep robot works by using scientifically proven cognitive and simulated human breathing techniques to accelerate the process of falling asleep. The proprietary technology inside Somnox includes multiple sensors, including a CO2 sensor to detect the user's breathing and help to regulate it, an accelerometer to detect movement, a speaker to play audio, and an intelligent algorithm to soothe the user to sleep. Users snuggle with Somnox and subconsciously replicate the breathing rhythm of the soft robot. Research has shown that breathing is essential to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation. The Somnox sleep robot also provides users with soothing audio sounds such as heartbeats, lullabies, white noise and guided meditation, which are included in the accompanying iPhone and Android-compatible Somnox app. Users also have the option to upload personal audio files to the included SD card. Personal preferences can be set during the day and ensure a tailored approach to improve the user's sleep during the night.
"Somnox was born from a desire to help my mother address chronic insomnia without the need for addictive prescription medication. There are numerous products on the market that help track sleep, but very few that actually do something to help you fall asleep," said Somnox co-founder, Julian Jagtenberg. "Somnox is the ultimate sleep companion for people who want to fall asleep faster, sleep longer and wake up naturally. We are thrilled to be shipping worldwide to help address the global sleep crisis."
According to the CDC, more than a third of American adults do not get enough sleep on a regular basis, and as a result they suffer from fatigue and productivity, costing U.S companies $411 billion annually. Failure to get enough sleep can also lead to motor vehicle crashes and errors at work. When someone is fatigued, the risk of accident increases by 70 percent – in the U.S. more people are killed by drowsy driving each year than drunk driving. Getting enough sleep is not a luxury; it is imperative to maintaining good health. Sleep disorders can also increase a person's risk of health problems, including chronic diseases and conditions, such as Type 2 diabetes, Alzheimer's heart disease, cancer, obesity and depression.
Somnox received feedback from more than 5,000 people over the course of 24 months of research and development, which resulted in hundreds of prototype iterations. To ensure the best product possible, Somnox carried out numerous intensive sleep trajectories with selected test sleepers. Somnox co-designed the sleep robot with Royal Auping, Europe's leading circular mattress manufacturer, to provide the ultimate comfort through a sustainable product with high quality materials. The sleep robot is manufactured and produced at Royal Auping's facilities in The Netherlands.
The Somnox sleep robot is now in production and shipping worldwide to consumers. Somnox also aims to optimize its technology in the hotel/hospitality, digital health and wellness sectors, and is actively looking to expand its research partners in these sectors. Interested partners, please visit meetsomnox.com/partnerup to learn more.
Somnox is the world's first sleep robot that works by using scientifically proven cognitive and simulated human breathing techniques to accelerate the process of falling asleep. Founded in 2015, Somnox is headquartered out of the YES!Delft Tech Incubator in The Netherlands and currently has multiple patents pending. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram, like us on Facebook, or for more information visit https://meetsomnox.com.
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