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Why We Created The Sleep Feature

Stillness as a Sleep Portal

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07.20.21
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Why We Created The Sleep Feature

Why We Created Sleep

“Sleep is the Swiss army knife of health. When sleep is deficient, there is sickness and disease. And when sleep is abundant, there is vitality and health.” 

Matthew Walker

Getting good sleep is something so fundamental to sustaining good mental health but in such a lack in our day and age! There is plenty of research supporting how sleeping patterns are far from optimal due to factors such as stress, lack of exercise, and too much blue screen exposure.

The consequences of a lack of Sleep are frightening

For instance, it decreases mental wellbeing and slows your thinking processes.

As part of our ideation process for the app, we took a deep dive into the various situations in which a Stillness practice can be a benefit.  Next, to help us prioritize the key elements of the app, we thought about how Getting Still resolved our own pain points. There was a unanimous agreement around the table that practicing Stillness improves quality of sleep because it provides a new portal into relaxation.

The deeper we explored, the more support we found in the form of positive outcomes of improving people’s ability to have restful sleep. The list is endless. Just as a start, good sleep decreases risk of: heart disease, diabetes, and infertility!

Good sleep sets the tone for your day!

When counting the benefits of good sleep, it is disproportionately appreciated as a health intervention. This is where we were incredibly lucky because the voice of our app is an expert in sleep induction with over 30 years of experience in the space. Hundreds of his old clients from his private practice days would specifically see him for Sleep related issues.

He mentioned that trouble with sleep often comes from dissonance between the body and the mind. If your mind is racing throughout the day, it’s communicating wakefulness to the body when you want to sleep. If your body still holds lots of energy from the day, it may be communicating the same back to your mind. Both scenarios postpone sleep.

 

Stillness is a gateway to a calm mind

So, with a focused intention on sleep through Stillness, you help the mind speak to the body and the body speak to the mind.

Another key point to the Sleep feature is to ensure that the audio is with the user for as long as they need it. With an option to keep it playing for up to 2 hours, Sleep is there.

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