Wearable ring trains users to sleep better by waking them up

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

Sleep is a highly individual and sensitive process, and we’ve seen many examples of devices that claim to help users track or improve their sleep quality overnight. A new wearable is aiming to help users to sleep better with an unexpected approach — waking them up. Thim, a ring wearable, is based on the work of Professor Leon Lack, whose research has shown that waking participants up at regular intervals for the first hour of sleep improves sleep quality and duration on subsequent nights. Accordingly, three minutes after the onset of sleep, users are woken up by soft vibrations emitted…

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