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SleepScore Labs Validation Study Uncovers Benefits to Using Sound+Sleep SE

December 5th, 2018

Sound machine promotes relaxation and improves perceived sleep quality


CARLSBAD, Calif. — December 5, 2018SleepScore Labs, the company behind the world’s most accurate sleep app and the only curated store of sleep products, today announced results from its scientific validation study confirming the benefits of using Sound+Sleep SE to achieve a better night’s sleep. Following regular use of the Sound+Sleep SE sound machine, study participants reported improved overall perceived sleep quality. Reported benefits included less time to fall asleep, less time spent awake during the night and enhanced feelings of relaxation and restfulness.

Created by Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc., (ASTI) Sound+Sleep SE is the world’s most advanced sound machine, offering sound profiles scientifically engineered to promote relaxation, renewal and deeper sleep. Users can choose from white, pink or brown noise programs as well as ocean, rain, and other natural sound compositions to block indoor and outdoor noises that can make it difficult to fall or stay asleep. Sound+Sleep SE also contains patented adaptive sound technology, which uses a built-in microphone to listen to the user’s environment and dynamically adjust the volume based on ambient noise levels.

Roy Raymann, PhD, Vice President, Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs at SleepScore Labs, points out, “Noises at night can have significant impacts on your sleep. Peak noises and unknown sounds might wake you up and make your night restless rather than restorative. We tested the Sound+Sleep SE to determine if the device could contribute to a better night’s sleep for people with mild sleep issues. We found that our Sound+Sleep SE users reported sleeping better and feeling more rested during the day. These results confirm earlier findings that sound masking can positively affect sleep, and that Sound+Sleep SE delivers this benefit.”

To test the potential benefits of Sound+Sleep SE, participants turned the sound machine on at night and tracked their sleep for two consecutive weeks using both SleepScore technology by ResMed and self-reports. Their sleep during this time period was compared to a previous two week period without using the sound machine. All participants had historically experienced difficulty falling asleep or trouble staying asleep through the night. After analyzing 725 total nights, SleepScore Labs found statistically significant improvements in many aspects of users’ perceived sleep. During the nights that participants used Sound+Sleep SE at home they reported the following benefits:

  • Falling Asleep Faster: 30 percent decrease in minutes to fall asleep
  • Less Time Awake: 76 percent increase in ability to sleep through the night without waking up
  • Better Sleep Quality: 37 percent increase in overall sleep quality
  • Feeling More Rested: 46 percent increase in feeling rested upon waking in the morning

“It is estimated that one billion people worldwide suffer from sleep disorders. In the U.S. alone sleep related issues cost the economy over $63 billion dollars per year”, said Sam Nicolino, President and CEO of Adaptive Sound Technologies, Inc. “The findings of the SleepScore Labs study are a testament to the value of our sleep sound innovations. The study results back up over a decade of empirical evidence from users of our top-rated sound machines, and similar positive results should be expected from ASTI’s entire product family.”

In addition to perceived sleep advantages, participants also reported on user experience aspects of the sound machine. The study found that 100 percent of users said the product was easy to use, and 80 percent thought it had good sound quality. The overwhelming majority of users said that they would recommend Sound+Sleep SE to their close friends and family and 89 percent said they would plan to continue to use Sound+Sleep SE following the completion of the study.

“I was very happy to review the results of this study”, said Dr. Rafael Pelayo, a clinical professor at Stanford University and an adviser to ASTI.  “This independent study confirms the clinical impression that people with trouble sleeping may perceive an improvement in their sleep using a quality white noise machine.  The study showed that the Sound+Sleep SE is another option to help people feel like they are getting better sleep, especially if they are trying to sleep in noisy environments or in environments with variably interruptive noise levels.”

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About SleepScore Labs

We’re the sleep company changing the world by changing the way you sleep. SleepScore Labs was founded in 2016 by a team of sleep experts from companies, institutions and organizations such as ResMed, Apple, Harvard and The American Academy of Sleep Medicine, all driven by a shared purpose: to unlock human potential through the power of sleep. After studying millions of hours of sleep for over a decade, we created the world’s most accurate sleep app and the only curated store of products so you can have a happier, healthier and more productive life. A joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz and Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P, with headquarters in Carlsbad, California, and an office in Dublin, Ireland, we’ve developed SleepScore™ technology powered by ResMed™ to offer the world’s most accurate sleep app. SleepScore Labs’ ecosystem also provides data insights, product evaluation tools and technology licensing opportunities for companies developing products and solutions in the sleep industry.

SleepScore does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment through its service or its available functions. The content and service provided are intended solely as a resource and informational tool to improve your sleep. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc.

Adaptive Sound Technologies Inc. is focused on bringing relief to the estimated 50-70 million adults across America who need more consistent, quality sleep by making the only digital, non-looping sleep sound machines on the planet. Founded by industry leaders with diverse tech backgrounds, the Silicon Valley company is improving how people fall asleep with top-selling brands, Sound+Sleep and LectroFan.


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