White noise for deep sleep

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A new headband technology lets you feel rested and refreshed. It boosts slow wave brain activity to enhance the time a person spends in deep sleep.

Nearly forty percent of people ages 25-54 get less than the recommended seven hours of sleep per night, which is reported to result in difficult concentration, memory, and focus. But there is often no need for more sleep to wake up with more energy. With a new headband sleep technology you can improve the quality of the sleep.

Unlike other sleep trackers that merely monitor a user’s sleep pattern, Philips’ complete wearable sleep solution SmartSleep is uniquely designed with two small sensors that detect periods of slow wave sleep and intervene with clinically proven technology to boost it in real time. Proprietary advanced sleep analysis algorithms, developed in collaboration with leading sleep experts and neurologists, produce customized audio tones that enhance the depth and duration of slow wave sleep.

An accompanying app logs sleep improvement over time and provides tips and advice on how to get the best possible night’s sleep. Already, 70 percent of chronically sleep-deprived users who have tried SmartSleep for just two weeks reported feeling less tired during the day.

White noise for “slow waves”

Our bodies cycle through different types of sleep at night: rapid-eye movement (or REM), and non-REM sleep, which has three stages. When the body is in the third stage – deep sleep –heartbeat and breathing slow to their lowest levels and muscles relax. This is the most rejuvenating stage of sleep often called “slow wave sleep”.

With SmartSleep sound tones enhance the “slow waves” the brain produces during deep sleep. Two small sensors detect when you’re in slow wave sleep, monitoring the sleep levels and responding with When deep sleep is detected, the headband’s speakers will start playing white noise frequencies in a slowly repeating pattern to boost the slow waves. The proprietary algorithm customizes the timing and volume of tones delivered, so you can make the most of the deep sleep time.


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SmartSleep (Image: Philips)

SmartSleep is a complete wearable sleep solution, proven to help improve the quality of sleep. (Image: Philips).