We all know that technology is continually advancing, but can a robotic pillow really cure your sleeplessness? Well, the young and innovative Dutch team behind the Somnox pillow believe it to be true, so much so, that they have designed a soft peanut shaped, robotic pillow to help you sleep better.
What actually happens is that you take your robotic pillow to bed and snuggle it, so that it can monitor how you sleep. The Somnox pillow is peanut shaped, making it easy to snuggle in bed and while it is not in production yet, this young team of engineering students hope to obtain enough funding to manufacture their new creation soon.
A Dutch company has combined two of the internet’s favorite things: sleep deprivation and robots. Somonox, the world’s first sleep robot, just exceeded its Kickstarter goal and should hit the market in the next year or so. The robot, which looks like a cuddly little bean, is designed to help lull people to sleep using “breathing regulation, audio and affection.”
Somonox is based around research that has suggested calm breathing influences the amygdala in the brain, which plays a role in emotional wellbeing.
Sensors embedded into the pillow collect data to determine whether the user is awake or asleep. The device then uses an algorithm to interpret the data and changes its own breathing in response, stimulating peaceful breathing in the user.
Somnox has a specific breathing rhythm, which is slower than your usual breathing rhythm. If you hold Somnox you will automatically synchronize your breathing rhythm to that of Somnox. Therefore, Somnox makes your breathing gradually slow down.
Built-in Bluetooth speakers can also be used to listen to music, or hear a bedtime story, and the pillow can be set to emit gradually increasing light in the mornings – to simulate a sunrise.
What does the Robotic Breathing Somnox pillow do?
The Somnox pillow gathers data while you sleep, through lots of very sensitive sensors located all over its surface. This data is then used to determine your sleeping pattern and using its inbuilt algorithm, it can use all of this data to create a customized treatment plan to help cure your sleeplessness.
Regulate your breathing
Somnox helps to regulate your breathing and also a good and best cuddler, which is a characteristic of falling asleep. When we are awake our breathing is notably irregular, due to our many daily activities, and as we fall asleep, our breathing becomes more regular.
The Somnox pillow will recognize when your breathing is still irregular and will stimulate a regular breathing pattern itself. You will feel this happening as you snuggle the pillow and your breathing will start to automatically sync with this new rhythm.
With Bluetooth, you can play your own gentle, soothing songs and melodies to help you to fall asleep more easily. The Somnox pillow will switch these sounds off when it detects that you have fallen asleep and it can be set to wake you up in the morning with an alarm or your favorite tune.
Waking up naturally
If you don’t like to wake up to the sound of an alarm, you can wake up naturally to the rising sun. The Somnox pillow can be set to emit a gradually increasing light that emulates the changes in light as the sun rises each morning, helping you to wake naturally and gently.
Fall asleep faster
Use scientifically proven cognitive and breathing techniques to accelerate the process of falling asleep.
Get back asleep
Frequently awake during the night? The Somnox sleep robot helps you drift off again. No more staring to the ceiling.
Sleep feeling safe
Sleep together with the Somnox sleep robot, your sleep companion to help you through the night. Enhancing sleep, together.
Adapt your breathe & bring the mind home
Your breathing gradually slows down.We found that feeling a breathing rhythm subconsciously influences your own breathing rhythm. If you hold the Somnox sleep robot you will automatically synchronize your breathing to that of the sleep robot.
Making it very easy to reach a meditative state of mind that makes you drift off right away.
Breathing profiles tailored for you
We have implemented thousands of years of breathing techniques into the sleep robot. You can set the breathing excercises to your preferences. Create your own excercise or choose one of the many templates. There is a breathing technique for everyone.