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Dutch start-up wants to start ‘sleep revolution’ with a sleep robot

Dutch start-up wants to start ‘sleep revolution’ with a sleep robot

The sleep robot is a unique device that improves sleep by breathing regulation, sounds, and affection

Delft, The Netherlands, November 29, 2017 – One out of five people in the world suffer from sleep deprivation. The Dutch start-up Somnox introduced the world’s first sleep robot to start a global sleep revolution. The device improves sleep by soothing body and mind, reducing stress and anxiety so people fall asleep faster, sleep deeper, and wake up feeling refreshed. The sleep robot is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter.

Anti-addictive natural sleep revolution

“We’ve been personally exposed to the effects of sleep deprivation,” says Somnox co-founder Julian Jagtenberg. “That’s why we founded Somnox. Rather than reaching for addictive medication, we wanted to offer a natural approach on improving sleep.”

Breathing robot

The Somnox sleep robot simulates human breathing. Its users will subconsciously adjust its breathing rhythm to that of the sleep robot. Research has shown that breathing is essential to naturally reduce stress and increase relaxation. In addition to breathing, the sleep robot provides its user with audio. The sounds of heartbeats, lullabies, guided meditation – or uploading personal audio files – are included in the accompanying app, which is available on both iPhone and Android smartphones. Personal preferences can be set during the day and ensure a tailored approach to improve sleep during the night.

A Royal Dutch Twist

After 24 months of research and development, Somnox received feedback of over 5000 people, resulting in hundreds of prototype iterations. To ensure the best product possible, Somnox carried out 57 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 will be manufactured at Royal Auping’s facilities in the Netherlands.

The funds from Kickstarter will mainly be used to perform additional user testing and to invest in tooling and production.

“We made it our mission to help 100,000 people achieve a good night’s rest by 2025 with the world’s best natural sleep solution” Jagtenberg says.

The Somnox sleep robot is now available for pre-order on Kickstarter from €349.

For more information, please download the press kit here.

** end of press release**

About Somnox BV

Somnox was founded by Julian Jagtenberg (22), Stijn Antonisse (22), Job Engel (23) and Wouter Kooyman van Guldener (24) in 2015 and currently consists of 12 people. Somnox’ headquarters are located at the YES!Delft Tech incubator in The Netherlands.

For more information, visit its website at http://somnox.nl.

Social Media:

Facebook: @somnoxtherobot

Twitter: @somnoxtherobot

Instagram: @somnoxtherobot 

Media Contact
Company Name: Somnox BV
Contact Person: Baginda Tirtadji
Email: [email protected]
Phone: +316 57 99 04 77
Country: Netherlands
Website: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/somnox/somnox-worlds-first-sleep-robot-to-improve-your-sl

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