40.6 million Americans are sleep deprived each year. Of those 40.6 million Americans, 90% of teenagers are sleep deprived. This is a problem. So, we have chosen to work on improving people's sleep and we have chosen the subcategory of sleep hygiene.
Our idea started out with a worldwide problem. Not enough sleep. From there we did our research and in our analysis about sleep hygiene, we noticed that exposure to light before bedtime decreases the quality of sleep, and also causes people to stay awake longer. This makes sleep both shorter and less effective.
Our first idea was to make a self - dimming light on an iPhone. Basically, we were going to make an app that slowly dimmed the screen light on your phone half an hour before your bedtime so your brain gets more tired and in “sleep mode”. Then, it would just power off your phone so you can focus on getting ready to go to sleep. The mentors giving us feedback had a point. The app involved too much security. What if there was a problem turning the phone back on? Would they have to reconnect to wifi everyday? How exactly are you going to code all of this?
So we scratched that idea. Instead, we came up with a better idea of creating a self dimming headlight. We took the feedback into consideration and came up with a more simple, yet innovative idea.
Our names are Stella, Theo, and Kelise. We believe that sleep is very important. Actually scratch that. Sleep IS important. Together we want to improve the sleep industry. Enjoy!
Are you sleep deprived? Do you constantly go on your phone at night? Then do we have a product for you!