Have restful, relaxed sleep again.
Nearly 22% of Americans suffer from some form of daily insomnia, or the inability to fall asleep or stay asleep. Insomnia is actually considered a symptom of some other larger problem. For me, it is pain. You see, I live with daily chronic leg pain from an ACL reconstructive surgery I had many years ago. Over time, the repaired leg has turned arthritic and causes me many issues when trying to relax at the end of a hectic day. Fortunately for me, since insomnia is such an epidemic, there are many different sleep aids available. One such sleep aid is the DreamScience Brainwave Oriented Sleep Companion from Oregon Scientific.
The DreamScience Sleep Companion is in the simplest terms, a sound and light machine that provides a relaxation option for your brain so that you can fall asleep and stay asleep. I’ve tried sleep machines in the past and this one is so much more advanced than your traditional sound machine.
First, let me tell you about the lights on it. The light is provided by an LED lamp. It’s considered a ‘mood lamp’ because it changes colors. It cycles through six different colors and has a few different settings. I like to leave it on LOOP so that the colors rotate. This feature was the one that was most intriguing to me because lighting has a calming influence on me. In fact, we have switched most of the lighting in our home to be Phillips Hue products so that we have control over the type of lighting in the rooms of our home and we can program many different colors. I get a similar effect with the sleep companion. It gives me a beautiful nightlight that has the ability to shut off on its own.
The sound machine portion of the sleep companion is even more advanced than the lighting. First of all, there are brainwave embedded sounds. These are clinically proven to cue specific brainwaves like – beta waves, alpha waves and delta waves. Each of these types of brainwaves are patterned to help you relax and be restful. On top of the brainwave technology, the sleep companion also features a sleep enhancement technology that provides soothing ambient sounds to help ease you into a state of relaxation. It’s a method that’s proven to calm the body and mind. There are 20 different sounds and music tracks included, plus you have the option to plug in another device through the auxiliary port.
With my chronic leg pain, sometimes it’s very hard for me to fall asleep. And, it’s even harder to stay asleep. I’m constantly moving and adjusting to try and find a position that is comfortable. The DreamScience Sleep Companion allows me to put my focus on the lights and sounds rather than the pain I’m feeling. I’ve been using it for several days now and feel that it has helped me have more restful sleep not to mention, helping me get to sleep.
There is also an option for waking up. The same technology that is designed to help pull you into a deeper sleep is applied to help wake you up so that you feel refreshed and ready to start your day. To use it, you simply set an alarm and select a soundscape. The sleep companion does the rest.
On another note, we experienced a rather noisy thunderstorm while testing out the sleep companion. We have a dog that is terrified of storms. At the point when the storm was happening, the sleep companion had turned off for the night, but we thought that maybe the dog would pay more attention to it than being scared. So, we turned it back on. We were surprised to find that within a few short minutes, she had calmed down and curled up beside our bed. It seems as though the relaxing tones from the DreamScience’s soundscapes helped to calm her nerves, too. That or it helped drowned out the sounds from the storm.
This is a wonderful product that has a real option to help people with insomnia. For more information, visit http://dreamscience.oregonscientific.com.