Kremsmünster, Germany - Football players and astronauts have tested a new polyurethane-pillow sleep and regeneration therapy, developed to help those with insomnia.
The "inPulser" sleep system, developed by German firm Infrasonics, helps reduce sleepless nights by sending audio signals which extend the deep sleep phase of the sleeping person and contribute to a significant reduction of brain activity for the user.
The system consists of a neurostimulator, developed by Greiner Assistec, which houses special audio software, and a sound pillow with integrated loudspeakers. Infrasonics commissioned flexible PU foam processor Eurofoam to produce the sound pillow.
The effectiveness of the inPulser for sleep and regeneration therapy has been demonstrated in several scientific tests made by German universities and polytechnics, Greiner Assistec said in a 28 June news release. In addition, footballers from Bayer 04 Leverkusen, astronaut members of the German Aerospace Authority and three care homes have also tested the product, Greiner added.
Greiner claimed that the inPulser has been successful in many areas, such as neurological, psychological or stress-related insomnia problems.