Find out what MotionBed is currently focusing on in sleep and dream technology.
Therapeutic sleep rocking was prevelant long before we had automatic rocking swings and cradles. Dating back to ancient times, sleep rocking has adapted over centuries to promote better sleep for babies and children.
Empirical data supports the hypothesis that therapeutic sleep rocking improves quality of sleep and can even influence our dreams. Research shows that sleep rocking is beneficial for people of all ages, and may even help maintain vestibular function as we age.
MotionBed Inc. has collaborated with Ensven, a robotic bed insert company based out of the United States, to bring therapeutic sleep rocking to Canadians. We aim to integrate this product into our sleep tech to promote better sleep and dream quality.
Revonsuo (2000) theorized that dreams evolved as a means of threat simulation for our earliest ancestors. It is widely believed that these mental simulations increased the odds of our survival as a species. While threat simulation via dreaming is still adaptive in some circumstances, dreaming has largely become an anxiety-inducing experience for many, with little to no benefit in real life.
Research has shown us that our dreams can be influenced by many factors, one of which is sensory cues. During REM sleep, when dreaming takes place, researchers have successfully used lights, sounds, and motion to increase awareness in a dream. This can result in biasing the dream towards a desired experience. Increased awareness within a dream can promote lucidity and well-being.
MotionBed Inc. is developing a patent-pending dream scripting technology, DreamlandXP. DreamlandXP integrates sensory cues via peripherals (i.e., wearables, rocking bed) with an App to allow users to bias their dreams in a desired direction. This has the potential to treat chronic nightmares, as seen in PTSD, and promote skill-building and personal development.