BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., Sept. 19, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Reverie®, an innovative leader in sleep technology for more than a decade, today announced the findings of a recent sleep study conducted at Michigan State University (MSU). The study found that participants who used Reverie's 3D Wave™ massage technology for 30 minutes prior to falling asleep woke up with a 20 percent higher elevated mood than the control group. Furthermore, those who used the massage feature continued to feel more alert throughout the day, with average sleepiness scores rating 35 percent lower than participants who did not use the massage prior to sleep.
Reverie's 3D Wave massage, a feature offered in many of Reverie's adjustable power beds, is a proprietary technology utilizing resonant frequency to create a circular motion that increases blood flow and induces relaxation.
"We found that those who used the massage function for 30 minutes prior to falling asleep woke up in a better mood and stayed more alert throughout the day," said Kimberly Fenn, Ph.D., MSU associate professor of psychology and principal investigator on the study. "Sleep plays a significant role in strengthening memory and cognitive function and it's fascinating to see how incorporating a 30-minute bedtime ritual like Reverie's massage could help enhance the daytime functioning of many sleepers."
A total of 102 participants (college students or recent graduates) joined the study conducted by MSU, funded jointly by Reverie and a grant from the SCIP/TCA program from the Michigan Economic Development Corporation. Participants were given eight hours each night and randomly assigned to sleep on a Reverie sleep system (mattress and foundation) with 3D Wave massage, a Reverie sleep system without massage, or a control (standard) mattress. After a night's sleep, participants were measured for several objective and subjective measures of sleep the following morning.
Several measures of sleep quality were utilized during the study:
- EEG, EOG, EKG, respiration and oxygen levels measured to determine sleep quality.
- Stanford Sleepiness Scale to measure alertness.
- UNRAVEL computerized place-keeping test to measure cognitive fitness.
- PANAS test to measure mood.
An additional study finding highlights the cognitive benefits of sleep. Between evening and morning, cognitive test performance showed sequence errors decreased by 30 percent, reaction time improved by 18 percent, and access to the help screen decreased significantly.
Lastly, participants rated the Reverie sleep system as significantly more comfortable than the control mattress, which is a well-known brand.
Reverie's proprietary circular motion 3D Wave massage technology incorporates sophisticated massage movement unlike others on the market. Most massage foundations on the market merely vibrate, with no lasting physical or mental benefits to the user. As shown in the study results, Reverie's 3D Wave massage provides consumers with quality and restful sleep by incorporating advanced technology with wellness in mind. For more information about Reverie and its adjustable bases equipped with 3D Wave massage technology, or to find a retailer near you, visit www.reverie.com.
Founded in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, in 2003, Reverie is a revolutionary sleep technology company dedicated to helping people sleep better so they can live better lives. Rooted in its mastery of sleep science, Reverie believes everybody is unique and needs customized sleep solutions that fit their individual needs. As a result, the company has become known for its patented DreamCell™ latex foam springs which may be easily reconfigured to adjust firmness levels. Combined with its award-winning adjustable bases, Reverie is dedicated to providing the most comfortable sleep possible. Visit www.reverie.com for more information and follow us at www.facebook.com/reverie/, Twitter and Instagram.
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