Feedback from our test sleepers!

The best way to validate ideas and products is by testing. Over the past two years, we gathered the feedback from over 5,000 people to validate the functions of the Somnox sleep robot. We also set up multiple testing rounds with sleep specialists, hospitals and somnologists, assessing our various prototypes with potential users. Over 80 test sleepers have already slept with the Somnox robot and some of them, including international journalists, have shared their experience in their own words.

“… when I wake up at night, It turned on again to help me fall back to sleep asap. Mornings, I found myself revived and relaxed, starting my day the way we all want: full of energy.” 

Iens van Boswijk

“… By tapping twice on the Somnox it turns on and I feel the breathing rhythm on my arms. This calms me down and I reallly fell asleep in 15 minutes. Magnificent!” 

Marian van Heuvelen

“… To its calm breathing (which I got to set to my own preference), and to wonderfully relaxing music, I was in Dreamland in a matter of minutes every single night.” 

Nicole McDonald

Alejandro Tauber, The Next Web

Read the accompanying article Here

Iens Boswijk

Ankeveen, the Netherlands

“I have no idea whether my own breathing synced up with the robot’s, but it did help me relax. In a way, it reminded me of my boyfriend’s snoring cat Kai.”

– Alessandra Potenza, The Verge.

Read the full article Here

“I felt like when I woke up, my alarm went off at 6 AM, I woke up and I was like: I’m alert, I’m awake, I’m refreshed. I felt I had really good night’s sleep.”

– Lexy Savvides, CNET during CES.

See the full TV interview Here

“I was part of a small group of testers – how lucky can you be? :blush: The Somnox sleep robot happened to be in my bed for 6 nights at the absolute perfect time.. During a turbulent week, with events happening in my life that would normally have caused me to lose many hours of sleep, Somnox was by my side.

To its calm breathing (which I got to set to my own preference), and to wonderfully relaxing music, I was in Dreamland in a matter of minutes every single night. And if I happened to wake up in the middle of the night, I turned it on again to help me fall back to sleep asap. Mornings, I found myself revived and relaxed, starting my day the way we all want: full of energy.

The long and the short of it is this: if you want to improve the quality of your sleep, Somnox is your go-to Sleep Buddy!”

Nicole McDonald

Rijswijk, NL

Sylvia Loos

Amersfoort, the Netherlands

Sasja Bonke

Haarlem, the Netherlands

Marian van Heuvelen

Honselersdijk, NL

“Last week I got the chance to try out Somnox for 2 nights. I’m a very bad sleeper: falling asleep takes me an hour or longer most of the times and I wake up 3-4 times per night as well. So I was very curious if the Somnox could help me in some way.

After a clear instruction from Stijn, I set up the Somnox on a breathing frequency that felt comfortable for me. This was all easily done with the supplied smartphone. The Somnox felt quite heavy and firmly. First I thought this wouldn’t be pleasant, but it actually was. Due to its weight the Somnox lays firmly on my mattress and it stays there. The shape is pleasant to hold. By tapping twice on the Somnox it turns on and I feel the breathing rhythm on my arms. This calms me down and I reallly fell asleep in 15 minutes. Magnificent!

So I wake up a few times per night, start to worry and then I want to turn on the Somnox again. But that didn’t work, the battery was empty, that was unfortunate. I think that at those moments I will fall asleep faster as well if Somnox would work through the night. I have given this as feedback to Stijn.

I’m curious for the further development of Somnox, if it’s on the market I’m interested for sure in buying one.”

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About the Author:

Stijn is one of the founders of Somnox. With a background in mechanical engineering he is now responsible for the research and development traject of Somnox: from idea to product and everything between this. Stijn is driven by his passion for robotics and his dream of improving sleep all over the world.

2 Comments

  1. Pia Tetler January 21, 2018 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Hello,

    We wonder if you at the moment hae any expirience of benefit from the sleep robot for apoplexi patients?

    My husbond has hudge sleep problems after a stroke 6 years ago that left him semi paretic, which among others means that he can only lay on his back when sleeping and only use his left and hand.

    Looking forward hearing from you.

    Best regards,

    Gunner and Pia Betler
    E-mail: [email protected]

    • Hylke Martens April 16, 2018 at 4:20 pm - Reply

      Honestly, Pia, I do not know if our sleep robot would work for you. It is possible to test sleep with it for 30 days and decide if it works for you, I would be definitely interested to hear the results!

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