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SLEEP : Health Care to get over Insomnia

Shortlisted in top 15 Projects for Innovative Project Award - ICTACT June 2015

Insomnia is one of the most prevalent sleep disorders worldwide. Some of the deficiencies of the current treatment of insomnia are side effects in case of sleeping pills and high costs in the case of psychotherapeutic treatment. This invention provides the combination of audio visual entertainment and acupressure therapy for insomnia. NIDRA YANTRA-Audio Visual Entrainment And Acupressure Therapy For Insomnia is a portable device, which will aid in providing therapy for people suffering from stress induced insomnia, by the distinctive technology known as Audio Visual Entrainment combined with the power of the time-honoured practice of Acupressure Therapy. In this, AVE is done using differential binaural beats of 4Hz (as this frequency corresponds to the frequency of the delta waves in the brain which are associated with sleep), along with flashes of red light using LED as this stimulates melatonin production which induces sleep. Concurrently, acupressure therapy is provided using a specially designed collar augmented with motors that target the specific acupressure points in the neck that are associated with relaxation. The device will be a boon to the sleepless, as it induces sleep naturally without the need of sleeping pills or counseling.