Somnee is backed by years of research from leading neuroscientists
The science behind Somnee has been rigorously tested and validated by the research team at StimScience and our science advisors: Dr. Matthew Walker, Robert Knight, and Rich Ivry. Our real-world results have been peer-reviewed and published in the scientific journal Frontiers in Human Neuroscience in January, 2023.
Somnee uses personalized stimulation that gets better as it learns your brain rhythms and sleeping patterns.
Personalization enables faster sleep onset. Data from a sham-controlled real-world study, n=55 participants, 1,800+ nights.
Somnee uses personalized brain stimulation
Somnee works by providing a 15 minute personalized brain stimulation (tES, or transcranial electrical stimulation) session at bedtime. The frequencies of stimulation are personalized based on individual brain rhythms; this has the effect of changing the brain’s state in a way that optimally balances sleep inertia, duration, and depth. The charts below show an example of a brain’s frequency distribution before and immediately after a Somnee session.
The distribution of brain activity, as measured by Somnee at bedtime right before stimulation.
Brain state right after stimulation. Delta, Theta, and Alpha activity is increased and Beta is suppressed, indicating optimal sleep readiness.
Sleep Lab Study
Our controlled sleep lab studies were conducted with adult participants, age 30-70. Each participant had at least two sleep sessions, one of which was a sham session (like a placebo – a session where they slept without the stimulation we were evaluating). Sleep activity was recorded using laboratory-grade EEG and EKG systems, and was scored by a certified polysomnography technician, using the same approach as any medical sleep lab.
The charts below show a comparison of Somnee’s effect on sleep from our most recent sleep lab study (n=31) and real-world study (n=55) with the published results for melatonin. On average, Somnee is 4x the effectiveness of a melatonin pill in improving sleep efficiency and duration.