NIGHT TERRORS HAPPEN DURING NON-REM SLEEP
Night terrors usually occur 1 to 3 hours after your child falls asleep. They happen during stage 3 and 4 non-REM sleep unlike nightmares that happen during REM sleep. Also known as sleep terrors, night terrors are classified as a disorder of partial arousal.
90% NIGHT TERRORS REDUCTION WITH SCHEDULED AWAKENING
Night terrors can be effectively prevented by proactively waking your child--a “scheduled awakening.” This technique ensures your child remains in safe, healthy deep sleep and has been proven effective. A series of clinical studies starting in 1981 (Johnson, Bradley-Johnson, & Stack, 1981; Johnson & Lerner, 1985; Rickert & Johnson, 1988)* showed a 90% reduction in night terrors with this method.
THE SLEEP GUARDIAN USES PROVEN SCHEDULED AWAKENING TECHNIQUE
We designed the Sleep Guardian so that you can help your child using this effective, clinically validated technique.
The Sleep Guardian uses a smart algorithm and partially wakes your child with gentle vibrations (only once a night and no longer than 3 minutes) before he or she transitions to unhealthy sleep. Your child’s night terror is prevented, all without totally disturbing his or her sleep.
THE SLEEP GUARDIAN IS PROVEN TO REDUCE 80% OF NIGHT TERRORS
We tested and validated the Sleep Guardian in a scientific study,** and worked closely with Stanford University School of Medicine sleep researchers Christian Guilleminault, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Shannon Sullivan, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences.
We enrolled children who were suffering from night terrors into our study and recorded their baseline night terrors. We then directed their parents to use the Sleep Guardian nightly for a period of 4 weeks.
You can see a sample of the outcomes from 9 children in the study below. On average, night terrors were reduced by 80%. And in some cases, the night terrors were completely eliminated.
IT’S BACKED BY LEADING PHYSICIANS AND SLEEP MEDICINE DOCTORS
Dr. Mark Mahowald,
Dr. Craig Canapari,
* 1999, Durand M. V., Mindell J. A. Behavioral Intervention for Childhood Sleep Terrors, Behavior Theraphy, Vol.30, 705-715.
*1988, Lask B., Novel and Non-Toxic Treatment for Night Terrors, BMJ, Vol.297, 592.
**2014, Hite E., Biodesign Fellows Develop a Device for Relieving Night Terrors, Inside Stanford Medicine, Vol.6(17), 3.