Everyone needs sleep, but for some of us, its not so easy.
Whether its the environment of the room, the stress of everyday life, or just some unfortunate phenomena, there are those of us who toss and turn and wake up worse off than when we laid down. But what if our rooms could read us and understand that we need a little help falling into a deeper sleep?
At the moment, the room can’t, but Soma can.
First and foremost, soma is an app. As you get ready to go to sleep you select one of seven sources of white noise or the option of your own music while you sleep. The app will use the phone’s internal accelerometer to sense restlessness and use the white noise to try an lull you back to sleep. In addition, a compatible armband can be used in place of the phone. The armband is equipped with biometric sensors to measure the heart rate and muscular activity for improved accuracy on measure the depth of sleep.
The interface was designed to be used primarily by the sleep deprived in mind. There are no words to read, and very few pages to navigate. The majority of the function occurs on the main screen where the white noise is selected and the user can access the settings or analytics.
The colors were chosen to not only evoke a sense of dusk and night time but with neurology in mind, using warmer tones and darker colors to minimize the screens impact on the cicadian rhythms of the user. The iconography was developed to be easily read while still having the appearance of a dream.