SleepRate, which offers sleep improvement plans based on methods from the Stanford Sleep Clinic via smartphone apps, has released a major update to its Sleep Improvement Plan to help people with Delayed Sleep Phase Syndrome (DSPS) get quality sleep. Also known as Night Owl Syndrome, DSPS causes daytime sleepiness that can contribute to irritability, long-term health issues, lost productivity, and serious injury or accidents.
In a press release, SleepRate says the new offering bolsters its ability to treat psycho-physiological sleep disorders. SleepRate detects if a person has DSPS, various forms of insomnia, a combination of both, or other sleep issues by monitoring and analyzing a person’s heart rate over the course of 5 nights, the company says. Once the issues are detected, a personalized Sleep Improvement Plan is generated based on cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia (CBT-I) protocols exclusively licensed from Stanford University School of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Behavioral Sciences. This non-pharmaceutical approach guides people through a series of sleep-related behavioral changes to readjust the biological clock, increase sleep drive, and reduce nighttime alertness to achieve healthy sleep.
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