Sleepscore Max, the non-contact, personal sleep improvement system

SleepScore Labs wants to give you insight into the quality of your rest with SleepScore Max, an entirely non-contact, personal sleep improvement system.

Simply plug in and place the little gadget on your nightstand. The biomotion sensor behind the device works similar to echolocation. It detects the movement of your upper body while you sleep and monitors the environment around you. This is actually the same peer-reviewed technology you will find in ResMed sleep trackers.

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The movement it detects consists of the expansion and relaxation of your chest as you breathe in and out, and overall body movements such as positional changes, arm twitches and shrugs. For example, if you’re moving continuously, you’re unlikely to be asleep; conversely, if you’re in deep sleep, there will be relatively little movement, and your breathing will be very regular. The device shows light, heavy and REM sleeping – and gives you an an easy to interpret overall sleep score (measured on a scale of 0 to 100).

“When you look at overall health and wellness, sleep is the only area that the average consumer has no single metric to assess how he or she is doing. Food has calories, exercise has steps, but sleep is still a mystery,” said Colin Lawlor, CEO, SleepScore Labs.

“We are using science and technology to demystify sleep, and SleepScore Max is an exciting step in our journey to help everyone on the planet sleep better and live better.”

Sensors in the little gadget detect key sleep-related parameters within your environment including noise, light levels and temperature. These are analyzed along with how they impact your sleep state to produce customized suggestions for helping you get a better night’s rest.

Available in the companion smartphone app, the recommendations are based on a database of more than 2 million nights of sleep data. The software also dishes out customized sleep goals, weekly progress reports and more. To make sure you get up on time, an intelligent alarm is there to gently wake you up when you are in a light stage of sleep.

“Everybody sleeps, but everyone’s sleep is different. Sleep is as unique to you as your genetic makeup or your personality. As such, understanding your sleep is essential for improving your sleep,” said Roy Raymann, vice president of sleep science and scientific affairs, SleepScore Labs.

“The team at SleepScore Labs knows your sleep from night to night by using state of the art, non-contact measuring techniques. Based on your sleep, SleepScore Max gives advice on how to improve sleep and recommends great products and services to help you further enhance your sleep.”

Sleep plays a vital role in good health and well-being throughout your life. This certainly looks like a no hassle solution to making sure you get more of it. No need to wear a device or place anything on your bed! The company says, after 3 days of use, more than a half of users increased their amount of sleep by an average of 48 minutes per night for the next 3 nights.

Keep an eye out for our full review in the next few weeks. In the meantime, for more information about SleepScore Max check out www.sleepscore.com.

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