The Dreem Story

In 2014, two computer science students from the École Polytechnique made a discovery. Non-invasive brain audio stimulations, triggered at specific moments, can enhance the quality of deep sleep. At this period, they spent months with neuroscientists, sleep doctors, and understood that the world was facing one of the largest and most serious healthcare issue of all time: the epidemic of bad sleep. In the last 100 years, we have lost on average 80 nights of sleep per year, leading to catastrophic consequences on the health and the economies of countries. Before Dreem, there were 3 options to (try to) improve sleep : sleeping pills that are widely prescribed today, leading to side effects and serious health consequences on the long term (put ref). Sleep tech solutions or over the counter pills, that are at best inefficient, with no shown evidence in improving sleep. Or medical therapies with experts that are unavailable at scale. At the end, 80% of sleep troubles remain undiagnosed and untreated. Every night, hundreds of millions of people are trying to sleep but are unable to. So they created Dreem in July 2014 with the mission to solve the global sleep crisis, following a novel approach : bring to best of sleep science and medicine concepts to the mass.

5 years only after its foundation, Dreem has a portfolio of 25 patents, developed 3 full iterations of its hardware product, had done hundreds of iterations of its library of software features, hired an international and multidisciplinary team of 90 experts, developed a research network composed of 25 leading laboratories and hospitals, helped thousands of people across the world to solve their sleep issues, and has collected the largest EEG repository in the history, by collecting more than 800,000 nights of data. Along the way, Dreem has raised more than $60M from Laurent Alexandre, Xavier Niel, MAIF, BPI and Johnson & Johnson - the world’s healthcare leader. Dreem has also hired 4 of the most renowned neuroscientists and sleep experts in the world, to support our scientific quest - Emmanuel Mignot (Director of Stanford Sleep Center), Christof Koch (CSO of the Allen Institute for Brain Science), Raphael Heinzer (Director of the CIRS of Lausanne) and Russell Foster (Director of the SCNI of Oxford).

Think of working at Dreem like embarking on a journey with a crew of adventurers. We are sleep pioneers, a team of experts fascinated by science, technology and design. But most importantly we are obsessed by our product and by helping our users. Our fields of expertise encompass sleep research, neuroscience, mechanical engineering, machine learning, electronic design, embedded systems, testing, ergonomics, development of proprietary applications and software, design, marketing and much more. Joining the team will be challenging but rewarding. Each team is driven by ambitious goals, and we are constantly looking to push the boundaries of what is possible, while working on our common goal of making the world a better place by improving the sleep of everyone.

The first step in our journey will involve eliminating chronic insomnia globally. It is a chronic disease that 10% of the global population suffer from, with no effective solution available. But insomnia is part of a larger systemic problem, which is why we will invent the sleep medicine of tomorrow, developing a full range of digital therapeutics and digital diagnostics solutions to make diagnosis and adapted treatment accessible for everyone and for every case of bad sleep. We believe that sleep is one the most important pillars of our health and wellbeing, and at the same time one of the least considered aspects of our lives. Eradicating sleep trouble will be a true revolution. Not only because sleeping better will improve performance, health and wellbeing. But also because understanding sleep will allow us to understand the health of hundreds of millions of people on daily basis. Leveraging on this data we will develop new ways to diagnose disease years before symptoms appear.

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