NASA Spinoff Database: Audio App Brings a Better Night_s Sleep

NASA Center: Johnson Space Center
Public Release Year: 2015
Reference Number: JSC-SO-273
Category: Health And Medicine
Origin: Helping astronauts prevent, treat insomnia

Neuroscientist Seth Horowitz was part of a NASA-funded team at State University of New York Stony Brook demonstrating that low-amplitude vestibular stimulation could induce sleep. After recognizing the same stimulation could be applied through sound, Horowitz founded Sleep Genius, located in Park City, Utah, and released a mobile app of the same name that helps people to get a more restful sleep.

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Page Number in Published book: 26
Manufacturer: Sleep Genius

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