So many people struggle with inefficient sleep that it's been labeled a public health epidemic by the CDC. For many, guided sleep meditations offer a drugless and self-managed solution to improve their sleep.
Sleepium takes the success of this meditation method to the next level.
Sleepium is a virtual reality sleep meditation app that improves sleep through learning to self-manage your anxiety. You train with a wearable EEG headband that measures brainwave data during the day and then view the same immersive content on your VR headset before bed at night.
The goal is to create an associative or stored memory you can go back to whenever you need to downshift your nervous system. Your own thoughts pack a lot of power to self-heal.
Our membership not only offers peaceful nature-based experiences that soothe you to sleep, but it immerses you into that content through a virtual reality format, all with the ability to see your brainwave data in real-time so you can train the brainwaves most associated with self-managing anxiety.
Sleep Meditations Backed By Science
The brain believes what it sees
Virtual reality makes meditation more effective. The brain believes what it sees. This is powerful when you can shut out all distractions and give your mind something to focus on.
Additionally, training with an EEG headband to integrate your brainwaves into the experience makes it even more effective. We asked researchers to test our product and it’s clinically validated in 5 peer-reviewed journals.
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"She was having a full-blown panic attack. I will be forever grateful for the gift you gave us that night with your app...the whole world needs to know about it."
- Beth Omecene Epperson, Mom
"I was able to stay calm and it helped me breathe deeper. Also, I did it right before bed and I had a dream about it. I slept soundly."
- Matt Searing, Athlete
"Utilizing virtual reality has been an absolute reality check. No pun intended."
- Patrick Watson, MHA, MBA, PhD
Why aren’t we sleeping well?
You’re tossing and turning, endlessly scrolling, counting sheep–anything to avoid the ruminating thoughts in your brain that keep you up at night.
Our mind is a product of our environment. What we put in it has an impact on what comes out. Consuming negative media like endless news cycles, constant notifications, unrealistic standards on social media; it’s taking its toll on our ability to downshift our nervous system and fall asleep.
Other Frequently Asked Questions
Do you create the hardware or the app?
We created the app, Healium (which contains Sleepium), which is available to download on a VR headset like the Meta Quest 2, VIVE, or Pico VR headsets. Purchase a VR headset from your favorite retailer. We don't make the BrainLink Lite EEG headband but you can purchase one from us and we'll ship it to you.
What's included in my membership?
Your membership to Healium Pro includes access to our entire library of more than 30 VR experiences. We add new content every 60 days for Pro members. You also have access to your own data dashboard where you can check your scores that are saved after every session. You have the ability to pair a wearable (currently the BrainLink Lite EEG headband, but more coming soon) to train your brain in virtual reality. You also get full access to our mobile app on your phone or tablet.
How are virtual reality and brain training supposed to help me sleep?
The nature-based VR experiences and guided meditation voiceovers are designed to help you into a state of focused calm which is clinically proven to help you self-manage anxious thoughts. During the day, you'll use VR and the BrainLink Lite EEG headband to train your brain for resilience. The training is built into the app by seeing your brainwaves represented as a glowing firefly on a graph. Keep your firefly above your baseline. If it drops, you'll need to shift your focus, your thoughts, or relax your body. After consistent training, you should notice that it's easier to naturally downshift your nervous system on your own. At first, you might also benefit from using the VR content again at night before you fall asleep (without brain training).
Won't the light from the VR headset disrupt my sleep if I use it before bed?
VR headsets have the same type of blue-light blocking technology that's built into our phones. You can adjust these in the settings according to your VR headset manufacturer's instructions.