First-of-its-kind wearable launches in the UK to help manage sleeplessness
Sleep technology experts Ebb Therapeutics has launched the Cool Drift Luxe wearable sleep device with proprietary technology that targets the root cause of sleeplessness: a racing or overactive mind.
Founder and Chief Medical Officer Dr. Eric Nofzinger spent 35 years studying the brain mechanisms of healthy sleep. Studies suggest that a reduction in metabolic activity in the frontal cortex (the thinking part of the brain) is key to the restorative properties of sleep, Ebb Therapeutics notes.
Meanwhile, higher-than-normal activity when the body is at rest leads to hyperarousal, which is often associated with clinical complaints of not being able to turn off one’s mind when trying to sleep.
Director of the Sleep Neuroimaging Research Program at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Dr. Nofzinger discovered that when the forehead is cooled, brain activity decreases and the mind can relax.
This finding inspired Ebb Therapeutics.
“Sleeplessness is an epidemic. More than ever, people are struggling with being able to ‘turn off’ their minds in order to get to sleep,” said Dr. Nofzinger. “Lack of sleep can have a dire effect on one’s ability to function mentally, emotionally and physically, so it is critical that we keep innovating in this space in order to offer safe, drug-free solutions that work.”
The product and technology
Ebb Therapeutics’ new product is a unique sleep solution that uses precise cooling, called PrecisionCool™ Technology, to reduce metabolic activity in the frontal cortex.
A scientifically engineered, fluid-filled headband softly wraps around the head and cools the forehead using an intelligent cooling algorithm in order to maintain an optimal temperature range over the course of the night. As brain activity declines, the mind calms and the user is able to fall into a deeper, more restorative sleep.
EBB Therapeutics CEO Eduard Roosli commented: “We are introducing technology that is truly first-of-its-kind. As consumers, finding a solution for any issue concerning health can be both emotional and overwhelming.
“We are proud to be able to provide a product that is backed by decades of science, has been clinically tested for efficacy, and is completely safe.”
EBB Therapeutics is also working on a second-generation device with similar cooling technology that is battery-powered and portable, for clients with busy, on-the-go lifestyles.
The EBB Therapeutics Cool Drift Luxe is available from Amazon for £399.99