BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Cambridge Sound Management Inc., creator of Nightingale, the world’s first smart home sleep system, today announced the results of a clinical sleep study performed by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which show Nightingale significantly reduces sleep onset latency (the time it takes to transition from full wakefulness to sleep). Nightingale helped participants fall asleep 38% faster than when they tried to fall asleep without Nightingale. The outcome of sleeping with Nightingale was comparable to taking an above average dose of prescription sleep medication.
Nightingale is designed to help mask common disruptive indoor and outdoor noises, resulting in a better night’s sleep for the user. The system uses proprietary sound curves to blanket a bedroom in soothing ambient sounds, called sound blankets, optimized for each user’s room acoustics as determined through the Nightingale Sound app. Nightingale can account for health conditions like tinnitus or noises like snoring in an adjacent room. The system is controlled via the iOS/Android app, Bluetooth or controlnightingale.com.
Andrew Wellman, MD, PhD, Director of the Sleep Disordered Breathing Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, said: “This clinical trial studied the effects of ambient noise in a model of transient insomnia in a group of healthy subjects. The results suggest that sound blankets may be an effective way to minimize sleep onset insomnia in patients.”
Christopher Calisi, CEO of Cambridge Sound Management, said: “These results are a positive indication of what we already suspected - that Nightingale’s proprietary sound curves can help lull people to sleep faster than sleeping without this sound masking technology. Nightingale is unlike any other sleep product on the market, and we’re pleased the benefits are now supported by a clinical study.”
The results of the full study will be presented by the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital research team at the 2017 SLEEP Annual Meeting on June 4, 2017 in Boston. The study abstract is available now at meetnightingale.com/research.
Nightingale, the world’s first smart home sleep system, is the most advanced and effective sleep product on the market and was created by the acoustic experts and audio engineers at Cambridge Sound Management, the industry leader in commercial sound masking. Nightingale is a sleek, dual-unit speaker system users plug into outlets that immerses a room in ambient sound via perfectly tuned sound blankets to help them fall asleep faster and stay asleep longer. The system is compatible with iOS and Android, integrates with smart home products like Hue, Google Home, Nest and Ring via IFTTT, and can be controlled by Amazon Echo. One in four Americans don’t get enough sleep, a problem that can result in a variety of health conditions and loss of productivity. Nightingale was created to help every customer get a better night’s sleep, every night. To learn more, visit meetnightingale.com.