We won't rest until those with PTSD can

Product


What is NightWare?

NightWare is a therapeutic platform using a proprietary application on an Apple Watch® that helps people suffering from traumatic nightmares get a more restful night's sleep. It is a wearable technology that learns the wearer's sleep patterns and customizes a treatment for each individual, interrupting nightmares so sufferers can get a good night's sleep. NightWare is only available to individuals when recommended by a physician.


We help people with traumatic nightmares to get a more restful night's sleep.



How does it work?

The watch monitors heart rate while you sleep. A gyroscope and accelerometer, similar to fitness watches, monitor movement. The application has a formula that is customized to each individual.


Tracking

Tracking biometric inputs during sleep; Nightmare = Stress

Intervention

An intervention (smartwatch alert vibration) at nightmare stress threshold is designed to arouse but not awaken the wearer—preserving the night's rest

Processing

AI processing longitudinal data better predicts each new episode


Learning Process

NightWare learns the wearer's sleep pattern after just a few days of wearing the watch each night. Users wear the watch only while sleeping — not during the day—that is when it recharges.

Interrupting Nightmares

After a learning period, typically less than 10 days, the watch senses the wearer's heart rate and movement. When it detects a potential nightmare, the watch will vibrate enough to interrupt the nightmare, without waking the wearer.

Individual Adaptation

The application adapts to the individual. If it senses that it woke the person, it will vibrate less next time to avoid waking the wearer.


Watch App

The watch app monitors the individual while sleeping. The app continuously collects heart rate, accelerometer, and gyroscope data and uses it to compute a stress threshold. If the stress threshold exceeds a learned threshold for the individual, the app intervenes by vibrating. The app starts with a low-intensity intervention. If that does not have the desired result, the app increases the intervention intensity. The goal is to arouse, but not awaken the individual. The watch app also sends the collected data to a secure cloud service to facilitate review by a healthcare professional.


How do I get NightWare?

NightWare is available by prescription only and is available on a limited basis now through physician recommendation. Our first focus is on The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) health care system and the Department of Defense Military Health System (MHS) in order to reach military individuals with the most urgent need. Reach out to your VHA or MHS care provider for more information.

Why are clinical trials needed?

NightWare is a Federal Drug Administration (FDA) compliant medical device approved to help people with traumatic nightmares get a more restful night's sleep. Ongoing clinical trials are important to gather information on continuous improvements and to help payors, like the Department of Veterans Affairs, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and private insurance companies, working toward reimbursement.


Company


Our Mission

The NightWare mission is to help people with traumatic nightmares get a more restful night's sleep. We won't rest until those with PTSD can.


Our Story

NightWare is an FDA—compliant medical device using a proprietary application on an Apple Watch® that helps people suffering from traumatic nightmares get a more restful night's sleep. It is a wearable technology that learns sleep patterns and customizes a treatment for each individual, interrupting nightmares so wearers can get an uninterrupted night's sleep. The company was founded in 2015.


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In the News

NightWare Receives FDA Marketing Permission for First and Only Medical Device to Reduce Sleep Disturbances Related to PTSD-Associated Nightmares in Adults

The NightWare™ platform has been cleared by the FDA! Learn more.

'Flyover Tech' Is All the Rage at the 2019 J.P. Morgan Healthcare Investment Conference

The Observer ranks NightWare #3 in its list of the 20 Hottest Health Start-Ups in 'Flyover Tech' at the 37th Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference. For details, please see our media advisory (pdf, doc).

'Call to Mind: Entrepreneurs tackle mental health and well-being

MPR's Chris Farrell hosted this Conversation on the Creative Economy at the MANOVA Summit, a global gathering at the Minneapolis Convention Center on the future of health and health care.



Strategic Partners

MDVA

Minnesota Department of Veterans Affairs

Financial Sponsor


Minnesota Support Our Troops License Plate

Our Team

Grady Hannah
Chief Executive Officer
  • 15Y veteran of Silicon Valley
  • Sales exec, built multiple start ups
  • Exits to NVIDIA, CA
Daniel Karlin MD
Chief Medical Officer
  • Licensed Psychiatrist
  • Former Director of Pfizer
  • Clinical Digital Informatics
Matthew Tucker
Chief Commercial Officer
  • Brand and P&L leadership at startups and Baxter Healthcare, Mylan, and Highmark Health.

We won't rest until those with PTSD can

Interested in recommending NightWare as part of your patient care, receiving company updates or making an investment? Please send your contact information and a brief message to info@nightware.com.


Do you suffer from nightmares related to PTSD? Click here to see if you qualify for a NightWare study.