While there is something that is keeping just about everyone up at night, PulseWear has something new that is helping everyone get back to sleep.
The DreamOn band uses soothing, tactile pulses to engage the body’s biological rhythms via principles of entrainment, a process in which the body copies and matches the stimuli from an external force. When users focus on the external stimuli the brain matches to the low frequency rhythm, in turn helping to induce deep relaxation and eventually sleep.The effectiveness of entrainment is increased by the engagement of awareness, achieved by using the DreamOn companion application. The app includes sleep-specific meditations, breathing exercises, and sleep tracking.
PulseWear is currently developing a 30-day sleep program based on the principles of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy forInsomnia (CBTi) to enhance the effectiveness of the device and increasing user’s sleep quality. Early users of the DreamOn band invariably report on its efficacy and is confirmed by DreamOn user data that shows a 25% reduction in ‘time to fall asleep’ for users who use the band for at least seven days.
PulseWear co-founder, Juan Sanabria, states, “DreamOn is proving to help a range of individuals with common sleep challenges including adults with mild to moderate insomnia, underslept new parents, constant travelers and shift workers with unpredictable schedules. We are excited to introduce our unique solution to the fast-growing sleep tech market.
Recently, the CDC declared sleep disorders a public health epidemic. According to the National Sleep Foundation, some 70 million people report sleep problems in the U.S. alone. The National Institute of Health estimates sleeplessness is responsible for approximately $63 billion in lost productivity in the United States. Sleep disorders affect members of every class, race, and age group from children through older adults.
Sleep disturbances are correlated with decreased daytime functioning that may include problems with mental focus, concentration, memory and low moods, but also and more seriously, with car accidents, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer and Alzheimer’s.