Make falling asleep smooth and easy with carefully developed soothing videos and sounds
Use Sleep Stimulation to lower the number of wake ups during the night and to enhance your sleep
Keep your night peaceful. Nightly actively detects specific moments during your sleep and calms you down
Wake up in the lightest sleep stage feeling well-rested and ready to start your next day
Epidemiological studies show that about 30% of the world’s population suffer from sleep disorders. 1/3 of these cases are chronic insomnia. Ohayan, M.M., Caulet, M., Priest, R.G., Guilleminault, C. (1997). DSM-IV and ICSD-90 insomnia symptoms and sleep dissatisfaction. Br J Psychiatry, 171:382–388. Many scientists assume that insomnia is a natural response to stress and anxiety (according to International Classification of Sleep Disorders). However, that adjustment insomnia can easily be transformed into a chronic one. Skalski, M. (2012). The Diagnosis and Treatment of Insomnia, Can’t Sleep? Issues of Being an Insomniac, Dr. Saddichha Sahoo (Ed.), InTech, DOI: 10.5772/31056. Listening to soothing music decreases heart rate, blood pressure, cortisol level, reduces anxiety and stress. White, J. M. (1992). Music therapy: An intervention to reduce anxiety in the myocardial infarction patient. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 6(2), 58-63. Miluk-Kolasa, B., Matejek, M., Stupnicki, R. (1996). The effects of music listening on changes in selected physiological parameters in adult pre-surgical patients. Journal of Music Therapy, 33, 208-218. Bartlett, D., Kaufman, D., Smeltekop, R. (1993). The effects of music listening and perceived sensory experiences on immune system as measured by Interleukin-1 and cortisol. Journal of Music Therapy, 30, 194-209. Mockel, M., Rocker, L., Stork, T., Vollert, J., Danne, O., Eichstadt, H., Muller, R., & Hochrein, H. (1994). Immediate physiological responses of healthy volunteers to different types of music: Cardiovascular, hormonal and mental changes. European Journal of Applied Physiology, 68, 451-459. Biley, F. C. (2000). The effects on patient well-being of music listening as a nursing intervention: A review of the literature. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 9, 668-677 Labbe ́, E., Booth, K., Jimerson, M., & Kawamura, N. (2004). The sound of music: Evaluating responses to different music genres, to be presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA, March Studies show that exposure to sounds before going to bed improves quality of sleep by 35%. Harmat, L., Takács, J., Bódizs, R. (2008). Music improves sleep quality in students. J Adv Nurs. 2008 May;62(3):327-35.
Scientist proved that insomnia can be treated with music. Jespersen, K.V., Koenig, J., Jennum, P., Vuust, P. (2015). Music for insomnia in adults. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 8. Art. No.: CD010459. Nightly’s technology is based on scientific research of the past 25 years. Audio and video stimulation before bedtime calms your body and mind thus you are well-prepared for falling asleep. Additionally music played afterwards relieves stress and anxiety making falling asleep more pleasant and smooth. Our Fall Asleep Stimulation is carefully created by neuroaesthetics, scientists, cognitive film theory and psychologists.
According to medical studies 80% of adults suffer from sporadic nightmares Thompson, D.F., Pierce, D.R. (1993). Drug-induced nightmares. Ann Pharmacother 1999;33(1):93-8. which usually occurs during REM sleep. People who frequently experience nightmares report massively reduced sleep quality. Paul, F., Schredl, M., Alpers, G.W. (2015). Nightmares affect the experience of sleep quality but not sleep architecture: an ambulatory polysomnographic study. Borderline Personal Disord Emot Dysregul. 2015; 2: 3. Persistent awakenings during night also contribute to decreasing sleep quality. A study conducted in Teheran University of Medical Science Rahimi, Sadegh et al. (2015). Sophisticated evaluation of possible effect of distinct auditory stimulation during REM sleep on dream content, International Journal of Dream Research;Oct2015, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p146. showed that sound stimuli can significantly influence the dream content.
Nightly’s unique Sleep Stimulation technology detects REM sleep with up to 80% accuracy, which allows us to affect sleep in the right moment. By influencing the dream content with relaxing motives we can reduce bad dreams up to 85% and according to our study in sleep laboratory, Sleep Stimulation reduced the number of awakenings by 55% increasing sleep quality from 89% up to 95%. Apart from stimulating the moment of falling asleep and waking up, we also influence sleep with music. Knowing how susceptible the auditory complex is to the music during the sleep Issa, E.B., Wang, X. (2011). Altered neural responses to sounds in primate primary auditory cortex during slow-wave sleep. J Neurosci 31: 2965–2973, 2011., we carefully create sound stimuli.
Stress not only affects falling asleep but also waking up. Kirschbaum & Hellhammer Kirschbaum, C., Hellhammer, D.H. (2000). Salivary free cortisol. In: Fink, G. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of stress. Academic Press, San Diego, pp. 379–383. analysed that waking up in the morning is associated with a 50–100% increase in cortisol. Additionally people waking up too early experience larger cortisol response. Kudielka, B. M., Kirschbaum, C. (2003). Awakening cortisol responses are influenced by health status and awakening time but not by menstrual cycle phase. Psychoneuroendocrinology 28 (2003) 35–47. Second trouble is waking up in a wrong sleep stage. Ferrara, M., and De Gennaro, L., (2000). The Sleep Inertia Phenomenon During the Sleep-Wake Transition: Theoretical and Operational Issues. Journal of Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, Vol. 71, No. 8, pp. 843-848. It has been confirmed that waking someone up in the deep sleep is not only more difficult but also have a negative impact on a cognitive performance and alertness. Whereas, waking up from light sleep will result not only in a better mental condition but also will be a more pleasant experience for the body. Krejcar, O., Jirka, J., Janckulik, D. (2011). Use of Mobile Phones as Intelligent Sensors for Sound Input Analysis and Sleep State Detection. Sensors (Basel). 2011; 11(6): 6037–6055. Jewett, M. E., Wyatt, J. K., Ritz-De Cecco, A., Khalsa, S. B., Dijk, D. J., and Czeisler, C. A. (1999). Time Course of Sleep Inertia Dissipation in Human Performance and Alertness. Journal of Sleep Research, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 1-8. Tassi, P., and Muzet, A. (2000). Sleep Inertia. Sleep Medicine Reviews. Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 341-353.
Our algorithm detects light sleep with up to 86,3% accuracy, which is crucial to wake you up in the optimal light stage. Intelligent Alarm is developed based on the knowledge of neuroaesthetics and psychologists of perception – it has been proven that music influences our sympathetic nervous system. When we listen to music subcortical regions of our brains are engaged in its perception. Hjortkjær, J., Walther-Hansen, M. (2014). Perceptual Effects of Dynamic Range Compression in Popular Music Recordings. Journal of Audio Engineering Society, 62(1/2), 37-41. Sympathetic nervous system (SNS) is also responsible for stress reaction. By choosing certain sounds we can modulate the emotional brain response and decrease stress response of SNS. Harmat, L., Takács, J., Bódizs, R. (2008). Music improves sleep quality in students. J Adv Nurs. 2008 May;62(3):327-35.
Based on our audio-visual research, we’ve designed a range of soothing videos dedicated to help you unwind and focus on your sleep. Each video was produced following the rules of psychology of perception, neuroaesthetics as well as neurocinematics and features positive stimuli that ease your mind
Nightly’s advanced algorithm, built on the grounds of sleep lab study, uses your phone’s accelerometer to track your sleep stages. The intelligent alarm will wake you up in the lightest sleep stage within the time period you choose. Thanks to this solution, you wake up smoothly, feeling refreshed
Once you watch the video, you’ll drift off to sleep with soothing sounds. It has been proven that listening to music before going to bed improves quality of sleep by 35%, lengthens sleep duration and decreases symptoms of depression
Nightly, using its unique Sleep Stimulation technology, will play short calming sounds at specific moments of your sleep to reduce the number of overnight wakeups and prevent bad dreams. This way your rest will become more efficient
In the morning, you’ll see a summary of your night and a sleep architecture graph. You’ll also get insights about your sleeping habits to understand it better and improve over time
“When I had nightmares I felt sleepy and tense. Now in the morning I feel well-rested and I have more energy. I am not afraid of nightmares anymore cause I know Nightly is there with me.“
- Kate R.
“The app has been helpful to distance from the long day, enter into the sleep mood and pleasantly wake up with a memory of the night.”
- Catherine R.
“I started this special ritual with Nightly. I turn it on before sleep, watch blissfull images and my body and mind relaxes and prepares to rest. I sleep better and I wake up rested in the morning. Another valuable element in my new healthy living plan.”
- Alexandra K.
We developed Nightly to help people sleep better. Ann had nightmares almost every day. Our Sleep Stimulation technology helped her sleep better by lowering the number of bad dreams. Read about how Nightly helped Ann sleep better!