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    Help creating a new sleep product !
    hildebjm posted:
    Unfortunately I have been cursed with symptoms of insomnia. I have gone to many different doctors, and it's always the same,I just get a prescription for a sleeping pill because I don't have enough issues to be treated at a clinical level.

    I refuse to continue to use prescription drugs because of the next day sluggish feel and I'm afraid to develop a dependency. I have tried all sorts of remedies and even CBT. I do have an easier time sleeping with a sleeping mask and sound machine.

    Currently, I'm a senior product design student, and based on my own frustration and experiences, I've decided to try and create a new (or improved) sleep aid personal care product (i.e sound machine, light therapy, sleep tracker, light and sound machine etc.) .My target user would be people who have primary insomnia, circadian rhythm disorder or any person who is generally having a hard time sleeping.

    My goal is to create a product that focuses on three major problems that lead to issues with sleep: STRESS, CIRCADIAN RHYTHM (light) and ENVIRONMENT.Ultimately I would like this product to be simple and much cheaper than existing products on the market.

    If you use and sleep aid/ personal care products for sleep, and you have an idea of how the product could be significantly be improved or a completely new product idea, PLEASE share. And just a reminder this is a student project, for a design concept. I would love your insights ! Thank you !

    feel free to contact me directly

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