Short Sleeper Syndrome (SSS)
I had never heard about SSS (Short Sleeper Syndrome) until about 6 months ago. A doctor friend explained it to me after he concluded that my being so fatigued throughout the day may be attributed to the fact that I never slept more than 5 or 6 hours each night, sometimes even less. That went on for decades of my adult life and I cannot recall how and when it started.
“Short sleeper syndrome (SSS) is a sleep condition characterized by sleeping for fewer than six hours each night. Most adults need seven or more hours of sleep each night to feel rested in the morning. Those with SSS, however, can function normally throughout the day despite less sleep.”
For many, many years I never went to bed before midnight because going to sleep at e.g. 10 pm meant I would be up at 3 or 4 am. Also, the only way I was able to sleep for 5 or 6 hours was by taking all sorts of sleeping pills in addition to up to 10 mg Melatonin each night. To paint my picture even weirder, it took me forever to fall asleep. I bought special pillows, used sleep masks, sleep phones with ocean wave sounds, nothing really helped me fall asleep faster.
NeoRhythm appeared as a solution
At the end of 2020, an ad popped up on my Facebook timeline. It showed the picture of a strange-looking gadget. Besides it, there was a description: ‘NeoRhythm is scientifically-validated neurotechnology that helps you build mental capacity, de-stress and sleep better.’ It also stated that the product uses ‘PEMF technology.’
It was the word PEMF that made me pay more attention to that ad. I remembered that many years ago I worked for companies in Germany and in the UK that manufactured electro-medical treatment devices that were based on ‘Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field’ technology. As a matter of fact, I wrote a book about PEMF in 1982.
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The headband has several settings indicating various conditions, such as mental Capacity, Pain, Sleep/Relax, and Meditation. For obvious reasons I concentrated on the Sleep functions because that’s why I bought it in the first place.
Circling back to my SSS issues, I started experimenting with the 20-minute duration setting and the appropriate position of the headband. There was some success when I used it while reading in bed, 20 minutes before falling asleep. Yep, it did help me fall asleep much easier than without the unit. That in itself was remarkable. However, it didn’t add significantly to my sleeping hours overall.
I had a breakthrough when I began putting the headband under my pillow and making sure my head rested right on top of it. My worries that I would feel the product were unfounded. I’m using ‘My Pillow’ and it is thick enough so you don’t feel the headband. However, it is not too thick so the waves emitted can’t be effective anymore.
My Fitbit is proof. Every time I put the headband under my pillow, you’ll see a sleep score above 80. I even had an 8 hour night on April 3 and lots of nights with between 7 and 8 hours.
Now that I am consistently able to sleep more than 7 hours. Moreover, I noticed other things slowly improving for me during the day. I can definitely say that I am feeling more energy and better concentration.
In order to read the full article about Rich’s experience of using NeoRhythm and how it helps him deal with short sleeper syndrome click here.