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Sleepion stimulates sight, hearing, and smell to deepen sleep for resting the mind and body.
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Sleepion uses sound, light, and aroma to induce deep sleep.

Sleepion is a unique and revolutionary product aimed at improving the environment of sleep with the combination of sound, light, and aroma. Through calming music, gentle light, and soothing aroma from natural ingredients, Sleepion will initially promote sleep, and then induce a deep non-REM sleep where your brain gets a chance to rest.

Sound  

The speaker resonates soft and natural sounds that resemble prenatal environments and breathing.

"Sounds heard while sleeping plays a significant role in inducing sleep and its healing effects. Among many sounds, those that are close to what occur in nature have particularly strong effects which have been verified in studies." (Professor Shimizu)  

Sleepion is preset with 16 distinct healing sound loops designed to promote sleep, imitating the fluctuations present in nature. This evokes the environment of the mother's womb, with a clear sound that radiates in your bedroom.

Light

The light imitates moonlight which regulates our biological rhythms, giving us a sense of security.

"Light is characterized by its color temperature and luminance, and the optimal levels for sleep are 2700k in color temperature and 35% in luminance. This is close to the color of candlelight, and to the moonlight, which mankind has been gazing at since the birth of the human race." (Professor Shimizu)  

Based on Dr. Shimizu's research data, Sleepion's light flickers like a candle and is as bright as moonlight, inducing a state of deep sleep once you fall asleep. 

Aroma

100% natural oils blended to create an earthly environment.

We focused on using natural materials that are good for the health, and creating the optimal sleep aroma. Priotizing these tasks, we collaborated with a fragrance professional to develop our own unique aromas exclusively for sleeping, using 100% natural materials.  

Included are a Lavender oil blend with both steam distilled and solvent extracted (absolute) varieties from Bulgaria, a Cedarwood oil from its world supplier in Kiso, Japan, and a Geranium oil blend sourced from Egypt and Reunion Island. As the scent of these aromatherapy oils fill the room, you will be surrounded by a space of luxurious relaxation. The aroma is diffused not by heating the oils but by using the back pressure from the speaker unit. You can use it safely even when children or pets are present.

Sleepion has been featured many times in Japanese media.

The age where many people suffer from sleeping disorders.  

Recently, many people have been suffering from disturbed sleep. Most would imagine that equipment to help sleep would include mattresses and pillows. Trending memory foam mattresses are recommended for people with difficulties sleeping since they allow for evenly distributed weight. Customized pillows are also recommended for relieving stress on the neck and head for better sleep. However, that is not enough.

Gently stimulate three senses: sight, hearing, and smell.  

Of the five senses, mattresses and pillows only satisfy sense of touch. The other senses play a vital part in inducing sleep.

For those who have tried eye masks, earplugs, or nose masks but cannot sleep well, stimulation of smell by calming aroma, hearing by relaxing music, and sight by dim candlelight and moonlight may unwind the body and mind.

Sleepion is the world first device to combine these three senses to promote better sleep.

We seek stage 4 Non-REM sleep for optimal rest.

Science has shown that there are two kinds of sleep: REM sleep and Non-REM sleep. Non-REM sleep has four different stages. During stage 3, brain waves consists of 20–50% delta waves, and a minimum of 50% delta waves at stage 4. Advancing stages (thereby entering a deeper sleep) increases sweat and growth hormone secretion as your body becomes active. Meanwhile, your brain becomes dormant.

You may not be reaching high stage of deep Non-REM sleep if you sleep lightly and constantly remember your dreams, or wake unrested every morning.

Our bodies must enter deep Non-REM sleep in order for our brains to rest. The uncomfortable feeling after a poor night sleep results from our brains still being tired. Sleep well, awake refreshed, and work efficiently. This process requires maintenance and this can only be achieved through deep Non-REM sleep.

You can achieve stage 4 Non-REM sleep by using Sleepion on a regular basis to improve the quality of your life with a good night's sleep.

1. Use the included cable to connect the unit to the adaptor, then plug the adaptor into an outlet.

2. Drip a small amount of aroma oil onto the aroma stone.※ The oils permeate the porous surface of the unglazed ceramic.

 3. Set the aroma stone in place.※ Magnets on the unit and the aroma stones allow for easy setting.

4. Press the power button (Play/Stop).  

The LED light will come on and the sound will start to play. Press again to turn off the LED light and stop the music.

Other instructions

From the left

■ Volume Down Button
Lowers internal volume.

■ Volume Up Button
Raises internal volume.

■ Play/Pause Button
Turns on the unit, and begins/pauses music from the internal speaker. Also turns on/off the LED light. The unit will automatically turn off after playing all music if no other button is pressed for 10 minutes.

■ Music Skip Button
Skips to the next song on the Sleepion device. Hold the button down to jump to the first song on the playlist.

■ External Device Connection Button
Press this button after connecting an external device via the attached stereo mini plug cable to play music from that device. *Volume can only be adjusted through the external device.

The half torus shape of the device eliminates almost all sound interference, and allows the sound to spread out naturally in an environment. The indirect lighting is designed to resemble moonlight and candlelight. Place an aroma stone onto the front of the device, and the reverberation from the speaker and the heat from the LED light will spread the aroma through your room.

 Its color variations are plentiful!

 "I want to help someone," the thought that brought this device to life.

"I want to create something new; there must be something interesting I can create..." are the thoughts constantly running through the mind of Ryo, representative of cheero. In his heart, he strongly desires to invent new things to help the people of the world who have problems or worries that need solving.

One day, Ryo attended the wedding of a friend. Sitting next to him on that day was Norinaga Shimizu, a professor from Osaka Prefecture University.

After some conversation, Ryo found out about and was impressed with Shimizu's 30-year-long study of Eubiotics, specifically sleep disorders.

Many people in our modern society are plagued by sleep disorders. Shimizu is an accomplished researcher and had the know-how to solve the problem. Cheero had the technology to develop the solution.

Together, they created a revolutionary new product to help alleviate sleep disorders.

Risks and challenges

Cheero always designs its products with the consumer in mind.

Our Sleepion tackles the challenge of stimulating sight, sound, and smell; three senses that have not yet been focused on in terms of sleep. This is to innovate a new way to improve the sleeping environment of people who suffer from sleeping disorders and provide them a better night's sleep.

We have discovered the ability to reproduce the optimum sounds, lights, and aromas for sleep, and have completed the necessary clinical studies.

We promise to provide you with regular status updates on Sleepion from the start of the Kickstarter campaign until you receive the products. If an unexpected problem or delay should occur, we intend to contact you immediately.

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