Sleep deprivation is now considered by medical experts to be an epidemic in the United States. And while the vast majority of Americans have spent years overlooking the horrendous consequences of inadequate sleep, the latest research is making it nearly impossible to downplay these dangers any longer.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as many as 70 million Americans may chronically suffer from some form of sleep disorder today. Contributing to everything from obesity and heart disease to depression and cancer, science continues to connect commonplace and routinely undiagnosed sleep disorders with myriad physical and psychological illnesses, some of which can be life threatening.
Dr. Michael J. Twery, a sleep specialist at the National Institutes of Health, is among the alarmed physicians who believe America’s sleeplessness is now a crisis. “Sleep affects almost every tissue in our bodies,” Dr. Twery told The New York Times last week.
Although there is no simple explanation for the various complex underlying causes of these disorders, the solution for America’s epidemic of sleepless nights may rest with the same devices often blamed for disrupting sleep by keeping us connected 24/7.
The findings of recent studies indicate that the power of mobile technology can, in fact, be harnessed to aid the age-old quest for a better night’s slumber. Proving this point in compelling fashion is a sophisticated new application that has ascended the ranks of most popular downloads in the iTunes App Store since its formal launch June 15th.
Backed by clinical trials illustrating that its proprietary sleep technology is effective in helping subjects get to sleep faster and stay asleep longer, Sleep Genius is earning widespread acclaim and exceedingly positive reviews.
While the bulk of sleep-assist apps have been derided as junk for offering little more than canned sound effects and ineffectual white noise, medical experts say that there may finally be a groundbreaking offering in the App Store capable of providing a viable solution for better sleep.
The makers of Sleep Genius say the app’s neurosensory algorithms were devised after exhaustive research on chronobiology and sleep science for astronauts in the NASA space program. Astronauts are particularly susceptible to sleep problems while in orbit due to factors ranging from zero gravity to excessive mechanical noise. Even the lack of consistent exposure to the sun rising and setting can wreak havoc on internal biological clocks.
Although the duration of one’s nightly rest is important, the deepness of sleep is just as critical to overall health, authorities in the field assert. In fact, a chronic lack of deep sleep can seriously compromise one’s health. Individuals, for example, who sleep for seven or fewer hours per night face a 100% greater risk of suffering a heart attack. Disturbingly, the CDC reports that the average American now sleeps only 6.1 hours per night.
The makers of Sleep Genius believe their app makes any amount of sleep that a user gets more restful and beneficial for their brain and body. By targeting the brain’s sleep centers through pulsing neurosensory algorithms, multi-band binaural beats, “Pink noise,” and psychoacoustic tunes, Sleep Genius directs brainwave patterns to predetermined sleep frequencies conducive to calming the brain, slowing the heart, and facilitating breathing patterns that allow users to achieve and maintain deeper levels of sleep.
Dr. Kamran Fallahpour, a clinical psychologist and neuroscientist at New York’s Brain Resource Center, says the app is “all natural” and presents no side effects.
“Sleep is not simple unconsciousness,” adds fellow neuroscientist and NASA funded sleep researcher Seth Horowitz, Ph.D. “It is an extraordinarily complex and critical brain-controlled behavior that is harnessed by Sleep Genius.”
To learn more about the “world’s most scientifically advanced sleep app,” check out the official Sleep Genius website or download the app on iTunes now for $4.99.