1What type of sleep problems is Somnuva suitable for?

Somnuva is effective for most common types of sleep problems such as poor or unsettled sleep, difficulty falling asleep, interrupted sleep, premature awakening and vivid nightmares.

This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have a health condition or concern, consult a physician or other health care provider. Consider consulting a health care provider before making a significant change to your sleeping practices.

2How can Somnuva help?

The Somnuva technology uses a combination of sound therapies that entrain the body to its natural sleeping pattern. Its four unique programs calm the body, induce and promote better quality sleep.

3How do I use Somnuva?

Somnuva is a bedside audio product with a set of speakers. To be effective, the sleep programs must be heard in stereo - make sure to position the speakers so that one can be heard in your right ear and one in your left. (It doesn’t matter which ear can hear which speaker). Experiment with speaker positions and distances. Some people will achieve better results if the speakers are close to their ears, others if they are further away. It is important that you find the arrangement that works best for you.

4Should I use Somnuva only when I experience sleeping difficulties? Must I use it everyday?

Healthy sleep has a natural pattern. Unhealthy sleep is the result of this healthy pattern being broken. Somnuva has been designed carefully and specifically to help you through every stage of natural sleep. We recommend that our program be used on a daily basis for a period of at least 30 days so that the brain can be entrained with its natural sleeping pattern.

5Can I use Somnuva to put my crying baby to sleep?

No, this version of Somnuva is not meant for babies or toddlers.

6Will Somnuva cause me to oversleep?

If you need to wake at a particular time, we recommend that you use the EASY SLEEP program, which automatically adjusts the DEEP SLEEP program and delivers the optimum sleep patterns in the time available between the start of the program and your chosen alarm time. Somnuva should not cause you to oversleep or have any difficulties waking up with any of the settings. The user can be woken up by the wake-up cycle (which slowly brings the user out of sleep)

7Can Somnuva be used long term? Will I get dependent on it? Are there any side effects?

Somnuva’s technology is non-invasive and can be used long term without any side effects. It is not addictive and you will not develop any dependency on it.

However, if you suffer from a seizure disorder, or a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia or a psychotic disorder, or have suffered a brain injury or head trauma, we advise you to NOT use our sound therapy programs. These programs are designed to promote sleep and should only be used when it is safe to fall asleep. Don't drive, operate machinery or do anything that requires your attention while using Somnuva program. However, any sound therapy program may initially feel unusual. If you feel uncomfortable after repeatedly using the program, we recommend that you discontinue use.

These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. If you have a health condition or concern, consult a physician or other health care provider. Consider consulting a health care provider before making a significant change to your sleeping practices.

8Can pregnant/breastfeeding mothers or children use Somnuva?

Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers can certainly use Somnuva. However, this version it is not suitable for young children.

9Is Somnuva suitable for those using a pacemaker?

Because no safety tests have yet been performed in this situation, we are currently recommending that people with pacemakers do not use Somnuva.

10I have a medical condition. Can I use Somnuva safely?

We always recommend that people with any kind of medical condition consult their physician before using our Somnuva.

11How does Somnuva work and does it contain anything ‘secret’?

Somnuva uses a complex algorithm of sounds and pulses - in specific patterns - to naturally ’entice’ the brain into adopting the right frequencies for sleep.

The nature sounds act as a mask working over the top of the algorithms, thus disguising them. This enables the brain to relax (as there is no ‘information’ in the nature sounds for the brain to engage with) and allows the algorithms to do their work. The body instinctively knows its own best sleep pattern and will naturally return to it once helped to overcome the less desirable behaviour. The ‘secret’ is in the sequencing of the sounds and pulses contained in the algorithms.

Research into the use of affirmative messages has evaluated using certain voices at a particular frequency and volume to deliver positive-reassuring messages rather than ‘conventional’ subliminal type programs. Somnuva uses affirmative messages based on this research to complement the other parts of the program that help the listener reach a deeply relaxed state prior to sleep. As part of the wake-up cycle, Somnuva uses a different set of affirmative messages to encourage the listener into a positive and energized state in which to start the day.

All of our programs allow you to choose whether or not to use the Affirmative Sentences technology. Omitting the affirmations will not adversely affect the sleep program. However, the affirmations will help to increase your state of relaxation, which in turn will help you respond to the therapy and achieve restful sleep.

12Does Somnuva turn off after a certain amount of time?

Somnuva offers 4 programs: The DEEP SLEEP, EASY SLEEP, POWER NAP and FALL ASLEEP are designed to run continuously until the end of the programmed period or until you turn it off. The EASY SLEEP program delivers the optimum sleep pattern in the time available between the start of the program and your chosen alarm time. It runs continuously unless you decide to turn it off.

13What are the risks and challenges that come with completing your project, and how are you qualified to overcome them?

There are obviously challenges and risks with any project, and we are no different! However, we’ve carefully calculated solutions to any expected challenges to ensure that our project – and our backers – don’t experience any hiccups along the way.

From start to finish, from packaging to the product itself, we will do a number of things after our campaign to make sure we’re in tiptop shape:

  • • Perform drop tests with several different packaging schemes to ensure it’s strong and durable. Because the product will be mailed to the backers all over the world (and a later stage via online retail), our packaging will be tested to resist multiple drop tests and will arrive in perfect condition.
  • • Follow production process carefully. We will continue to be in regular contact with our manufacturer to make sure there are no delays in production – which will immediately begin after our UpEffect campaign concludes. By watching production with eagle eyes, we can easily identify any bottlenecks, which will allow us to increase the production capacity.
  • • Quality control. At the end of production, the goods will be inspected by an independent quality control company to make sure backers are getting nothing less than best. In the rare case the quality control results do not comply with the internationally accepted AQL standards, we will speed up a reproduction run.
  • • Negotiate quick delivery times and handle customer relations. Once the goods have been inspected and accepted, an express courier company will ship them. We will follow up with the courier company to make sure each and every product has arrived at the desired destination, while also updating the backer with the progress of the delivery. To make sure we have happy customers, we will stay in touch with each backer who ordered the product to make sure it arrived in a.) good condition b.) in a timely manner and c.) if they have any feedback or questions after starting to use Somnuva. We also will set up a customer service hotline and communication method to ensure users are able to reach us with any questions or concerns.