Tag: snoring

Demystifying the Development of Go2silence — Log 8

Hardware Almost Finished!

Hi everyone, how did you sleep last night?

We want to share with you that the hardware part of our new product Go2silence is almost done!

Go2silence is composed of electronic components and the PU sphere, which are connected through a strong magnetic force.

Before you sleep, put the part with sensor on your back inside pajama and place the other half outside. The two parts will match and “stick-on” your clothes.

The unique material and craft will not cause the cold feelings that other metal surfaces may bring. The elastic sphere will provide you a comfortable user experience without waking you up abruptly.

Here are some of the product details:

Weight: 57 grams /0.13 pounds

Diameter: 6 cm/2.4 inches

Charge method: Type-C charger (130mah). Charge one time to use for one week.

We will start to prepare some prototypes for clinical trials. And if you have any idea or feedback, feel free to leave a message at diane@sleepon.us. We appreciate the feedback received recently regarding product size, design, and other new R&D directions.

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Demystifying the Development of Go2silence— Log 6

Hi everyone, how did you sleep last night?

Our R&D process of the anti-snoring product is well on track and we have made some significant progress.

As shown in the design manuscripts below, the hardware is composed of two parts. One is a soft sphere made of polyurethane foam aims to prevent supine positions. The other part is made of the battery and a circuit board wrapped by aluminum to monitor sleep positions and vibrate when the user is on supine position. The sphere will be placed outside of the clothes and the electronic part placed inside when used. The two components will be attached through magnets.

The current sample is the 7th generation after adjusting the look, hardness, weight, surface, magnetic force, and many other factors.

We picked 6 testers who are healthy and have no snoring symptoms to let them test the sample at night:

1. Detachment test

Five out of the six testers reported that the sample did not detach from the t-shirt and one tester tried to move vigorously just to see under what cases will it fall. Based on this result, the sample would not detach from the clothes easily and we will further verify that in the future.

2. Comfortability test

Three testers said that the weight of the ball created an uncomfortable feeling. Two reported that if feels cold when the body touches the aluminum surface. And one said that since he normally lies flat, he feels uncomfortable if forced to use lateral position. Our engineers have started to make some adjustments based on the above feedback.

We also found that as most of the testers sleep on a soft mattress, when lying flat, the feeling of having a ball underneath would not be that uncomfortable, but it would be different if the bed is harder. We also detected some issues regarding details such as the gap was a little large or the logo effect was not perfect. We will tackle these later and the current sample has given us much confidence for future improvements.

Next, we will focus on all the details of the hardware, firmware, software, and app animation to create an optimal user experience.

Thank you for following us and more development stories on the way!

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Demystifying the Development of Go2silence — Log 2

Hi, how did you sleep? Did you sleep on your side? If you face snoring or OSA (Obstructive Sleep Apnea) issues, regardless of the severity, we recommend you using a lateral sleeping position based on our research.

In 2008, Professor Jennifer Walsh, Ph.D. and her team conducted an experiment with 11 OSA patients and 11 healthy volunteers (with similar age and BMI). Everyone’s AHI (Apnea-Hypopnea Index) in supine or lateral positions are shown in table 1. It turned out that all test subjects’ AHI lowered significantly after changing positions from supine to lateral.

To discover the reason, they analyzed the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) images of the velopharynx and oropharynx in the supine and lateral postures. When awake subjects changed to the lateral position, their airway OCTs had a more circular shape, which can resist airway obstruction more effectively (shown in Figure 1).

In 2002, the team of Shiroh Isono, M.D. also did similar tests. The subjects were initially premedicated with 0.5 mg atropine to mimic sleep status. As shown in Figures 2 and 3, the data supported that lateral position decreases the collapsibility of the passive pharynx in patients with obstructive sleep apnea.

Based on the above findings, we will keep working on new products to improve our users’ snoring concerns. Sleep Medicine is still a relatively new area waiting to be explored. Since relevant researches began in the 1950s, there are still distances between research papers and consumer awareness. And we hope to bring those expert findings to a lovely digital product at your home.

Wish you have a good dream tonight.

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Demystifying the Development of Go2silence — Log 1

Hi everyone,

I am Ken, the product manager. My team and I have been involved in the R&D process of SLEEPON products, such as Go2Sleep intelligent ring and SLEEPON App.

It has been 2 years since Go2Sleep entered the market. Based on a 2020 SLEEPON user survey, 76.7% of our users surveyed have snoring concerns, among which 31.4% of them use CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machines. We find that there is an urgent need for an anti-snoring product or method.

Starting from 2017,  we began to research on potential anti-snoring products such as pillows, mouthpieces, nasal dilators, etc. From a 2008 paper Effect of Body Posture on Pharyngeal Shape and Size in Adults With and Without Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Professor Jen Walsh, we learned about Positional Therapy that improves snoring by changing sleeping positions. Professor Walsh tested the effectiveness of this therapy through clinical trials and this method was also backed by many other research papers. That’s why some people DIY a pajama with a tennis ball on the back to manage their sleeping positions.

But only one tennis ball cannot meet our pursuit of creating intelligent SLEEPON products. We hope to create an anti-snoring tool with the ability to record sleeping positions and analyze sleep quality based on Positional Therapy. Everyone can use it at home daily, track sleep quality in the long run, and view treatment results through data. It will be a unique digital anti-snoring product with the function to track, analyze, and provide feedback regarding our users’ sleep quality.

The product development process will be filled with surprise and disappointment. We are not afraid of failure and would like to share our design journey with every one of you. 

Throughout the anti-snoring device campaign/project, we will post our R&D findings on social media which allows you to learn more about us. Follow us for more information and also provide us any suggestions at service@sleepon.us!

All we hope is to bring a better dream for you tonight.

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