Shleep Unveils Neuroscience-Driven Sleep Platform
Sleep technology firm Shleep in December 2017 announced plans to showcase its neuroscience-driven sleep application at CES 2018. Available on iOS and Android mobile devices, Shleep is a fun, easy to use, science-based sleep coaching app that helps people change their behavior to improve sleep.
Poor sleep has many negative effects
More than a third of American adults are not getting enough sleep on a regular basis and, as a result, they suffer from fatigue and productivity costing U.S. companies $411 billion per year.
The social effects of poor sleep quality and sleep deprivation are substantial, leading to reduced productivity and a loss of concentration, creativity and emotional responsiveness.
When someone is fatigued, the risk of an accident increases by 70 percent — in the U.S. more people are killed by drowsy driving than drunk driving. At the same time, insufficient sleep increases the risk of various diseases, including Alzheimer’s, diabetes and cancer.
How Shleep works…
The app is built according to a philosophy that revolves around two core themes: understanding and behavioral change. The better someone understands that certain behaviors lead to disturbed sleep and increased risk of disease, the easier it is to change this behavior.
Once the app is opened, users see a questionnaire after a short animated introduction. After viewing the video, users receive a tailor-made program that sets out to improve their individual sleeping habits, including relaxation and dealing with and detaching from technology. The information is presented in a series of videos, combined with targeted exercises.
The platform has been tested by companies such as The Huffington Post, Deloitte and Spotify, who all report strong results to the tune of 50 percent reduction in sleep debt.
The new Shleep app was created by sleep expert Dr. Els van der Helm, who is one of the twenty most influential people in the field of well-being and sleep.
Van der Helm’s research at Cal (U.C. Berkeley), Harvard Medical School and The Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience has resulted in multiple peer-reviewed articles, journals and several book chapters. Her publications have been featured by Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Inc. Magazine, McKinsey Quarterly, and many others.
Shleep will be making its debut at CES 2018 and will be located at the Las Vegas Sands Hotel, Eureka Park, Hall G-51522, Booth #42 or at Showstoppers at CES on Tuesday evening, January 9, 2018.