Biofeedback to facilitate relaxation through deep breathing
With the hectic pace of modern life, our minds are always busy. It is often hard to switch off when it is time to sleep.
Pneuma is designed for people who have problems relaxing in bed. This biofeedback tool supports deep breathing through interactive visualisations that are projected on to the ceiling.
People who are exposed to chronic stress are at a greater risk for insomnia. These people operate with elevated levels of the stress hormone cortisol. When cortisol is released in the body, sleep becomes extremely difficult, because the body finds it more difficult to relax.
Deep breathing is thought to promote relaxation by engaging the parasympathetic nervous system, thereby breaking the cycle of insomnia.