Moona is a mission-driven company. We want to solve a key social problem, one that we experienced ourselves—sleep deprivation
Everyone knows about the short-term consequences of poor sleep (decreased concentration and motivation, bad mood, increased risks of car accident, etc). The long-term effects? Medical research is only starting to find out about them. And they are frightful. Sleep deprivation increases the risk to develop serious diseases including : cancer, Alzheimer, obesity, depression, diabetes and many more.
We thus believe improving sleep quality is one of the most impactful ways to improve overall health worldwide.
We have three goals:
1) Help a million people over five years
We want to improve the sleep of one million people by 2023.
As proven by medical research, temperature is one of the key parameters of sleep quality. Physiological dysregulations and environmental conditions lead millions to experience night sweats or hot flashes. Those symptoms affect both sleep quantity and sleep quality
But we believe our unique, natural, non-intrusive, personalized solution can help on a much broader scope. Even if your sleep issues might not be directly linked to temperature, temperature remains a key regulator of your circadian rhythm. Moona can consequently help you fall asleep faster and get deeper sleep.
A successful Kickstarter campaign, interest from early customers and corporate partners have been promising. We are now aiming higher to help as many people as possible.
2) Raise awareness
Simply informing people about the health consequences of sleep deprivation is a step in the right direction.
Mostly gone are the days where being tired was a badge of honor. Thanks to the efforts of researchers as well as high-profile business people and celebrities pushing for sleep as a key to their successes, sleep is quickly gaining popularity. See "Sleep Is the New Status Symbol" from The New York Times.
At Moona, we believe sleep is more than a status symbol. We believe sleep is essential.
On top of developing a technological solution to help people improve their slumber, we're doing everything we can to increase awareness about the importance of sleep. We provide tips on social media and our blog (5 habits to adopt for better sleep, How to fall asleep faster?, ...), we organize events, etc.
3) Contribute to medical research
The study of human sleep is relatively new. 1952, with the discover of the REM sleep phase, is a ground-breaking year for sleep. However, sleep was not recognized as a medical specialty until the end of the 20th century.
With a lot left to be discovered, the topic is now one of the most studied in medical science. The Nobel Prize in Medicine 2017 was even awarded to three doctors "for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm".
At Moona, we want to actively contribute to this exciting time for sleep research. We have been working with sleep doctors and professionals from the get go. After participating in a promising first clinical trial on healthy subjects, we are launching a second, more advanced, one. We are committed to the continued collaboration with academia and are dedicated contributing to sleep improvement.