Somneo: Device with Thermal Stimulation for Modulating Sleep Architecture and Enhancing Neuro-Cognitive Function
Sleep deprivation and inefficiency can have a crucial impact on performance. One potential method for ameliorating the impact of bad sleep, or eliminating it all-together, is with sleep stage-dependent sensory stimulation. The effect of superficial facial heating on sleep architecture was studied in 10 subjects. A 20% decrease in sleep onset latency (p < 0.05) was measured when the face was heated by 1oC. These results are support for further development of the patented Somneo, a ubiquitous feedback device for optimizing sleep architecture and duration; through the real-time assessment of sleep stage, and delivery of stage-dependent thermal, visual and/or auditory sensory stimulation.
KeywordsSleep Sleep Deprivation Sensory Stimulation Performance Optimization Wearable Devices
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