026: Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox, Welcome to The Future of Sleep: The World's First “The Sleep Robot”

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The future of sleep is here! Julian Jagtenberg, Founder of Somnox, has created a robotic sleep device to aid us in our nighttime struggles. And no, this is not an R2D2 type of robot, but something much more comfortable to sleep with. Somnox was born from Julian’s desire to help his mother manage and overcome insomnia without the need for prescription medication. As an industrial design engineer, Julian is on a mission to develop soft robotics to contribute to health and well-being. In this episode of Sleep is A Skill, we discuss some of the science behind our breathing patterns, practice some new breathing techniques, and then connect the conversation back to the essence of all life. BREATH!


BIO:

Julian brings a passion for (soft) robotics to his role as Chief Marketing Officer and co-founder of Somnox, the world’s first sleep robot. Created to fight insomnia, help the sleep-deprived, and start a global sleep revolution, Somnox was borne from Julian’s desire to help his mother manage and overcome insomnia without the need for prescription medication. As an industrial design engineer, Julian is on a mission to develop soft robotics to contribute to health and well-being. With multiple designs and engineering awards, including the James Dyson Award, Philips Innovation Award, Robotdalen Innovation Award, and Sprout’s 25 under 25, Julian passionately believes in the ability of robotics to help humans live happier and healthier lives. He graduated with honors from the Delft University of Technology with a degree in Industrial Design, and also holds a minor in Robotics from the Delft Biorobotics Lab – 3mE (Faculty of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering).

🤖  Julian shares his personal story of insomnia within his family

🤖  How he got inspired to prototype a sleep robot-like BIG HERO SIX

🤖  What his alternatives to sleep pills are for a more holistic approach to sleep

🤖  How unique our breathing patterns are and why?

🤖  Single, taken, or just stressed this sleep robot can help your insomnia problem

🤖  No, it’s not R2D2 from Star Wars, Julian shares what the robot is like

🤖  Mediation vs Breathwork: who wins?

🤖  Julian gives us some direct breathing exercise examples to relax and to also rejuvenate

🤖  How our breath is the very essence of life

🤖  Contrary to what you may believe we also need co2 to survive

🤖  Discusses the science and cellular processes behind breathing

🤖  His favorite suggested resources