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Somnofy Research Validatednon-contact sleep monitor

Sleep Research

Somnofy offers researchers an easy to use sleep monitor and analytics tools for health-related research programs.

Somnofy offers a validated, low cost and easy to use data recording and analytics tool that can enable larger test groups in a research program. Somnofy Research Edition contains all the sensors needed for fully automated sleep diary including sleep hygiene and environmental data such as room temperature, air quality, light and noise. Somnofy Analytics offers a variety of sleep related analyzes with details and trends on sleep stages, sleep onset, REM onset, time asleep, chronotype, movement, respiration rate and more.

All this is available with extreme ease of use, both regarding setup, measurements and exporting and analyzing data.

Remote Supervision

Watch over your loved ones, like elderly people at home or in a nursing home. With live information about presence, sleep and respiratory rate, Somnofy adds value to both caretaker and caregiver.

Somnofy is a non-intrusive solution for home, senior apartments or nursing homes. It uses multiple built-in sensors to detect both personal vital signs and environmental parameters.

Somnofy features:

  • Detect if a person is in bed or not
  • Detect if the person is sleeping or awake
  • Continues measure of body movement and respiratory* rate
  • Local or remote access for monitoring in various locations

Somnofy also offers sleep analysis and more advanced analysis to see how vital signs vary over time.

*Please note that Somnofy has not yet completed medical approval.

Everyday use for performance and health

Sleep improves your performance and helps you stay healthy. Use Somnofy to monitor and understand your sleep, and to improve your performance and health through better sleep.

Benefits of sleep are:

  • improves attention and reaction time, focus and concentration
  • improves cognitive performance, problem solving abilities and innovative thinking
  • crucial to learning and consolidating memory
  • improves your immune system, reduces risk for injury, heart disease, stroke, diabetes and high blood pressure
  • reduces stress and depression, and helps with weight management

Sleep is affected by the time you sleep, the “type” of sleep you get, sleep stages, and the environment you sleep in.

Sleep is individual. Somnofy can measure all of this with high precision, help you understand their value, and help you improve by giving you personalized advice, with nothing attached to you or your bed!

Validated against Polysomnography with high precision

Sleep Medicine, a highly ranked journal specializing in sleep, has accepted the validation study of Somnofy performed by researchers from the University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway.


  • Somnofy using non-contact sensors and machine learning was validated against polysomnography
  • Sleep stage differentiation showed substantial agreement with polysomnography
  • Total sleep time and sleep efficiency exhibited excellent and good reliability compared to polysomnography

To validate automatic sleep stage classification in the commercially available sleep assistant Somnofy against polysomnography (PSG).


Somnofy showed high accuracy staging sleep using non-contact sensors and machine learning.

Link to research paper:

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Somnofy, the worlds most advanced non-contact sleep monitor

Personal measures

Body movement
Sleep stages
Sleep stages

Environmental measures

Air Quality
Light intensity
Light spectrum

Meet Somnofy

Somnofy is the worlds most advanced non-contact sleep monitor. With sensor fusion it reads your vital signs and analyse a number of important parameters to help you improve your sleep. Somnofy works for local monitoring as well as for remote live monitoring. It even works with two or more people in the bed.

  • Advanced vital sign monitoring
  • In-depth sleep analysis with sleep stages
  • Smart alarm clock that knows when to wake you up
  • Somnofy Analytics to see advanced analysis
  • App and WEB user interface
  • WIFI and BLE connection
  • CE and FCC approved

Somnofy products and services are not medical devices, and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

Made in Norway, building on Norwegian quality, culture and innovation.

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Somnofy App

The Somnofy app is made for phones and tablets. It allows you to configure your Somnofy device, set the smart alarm, leave personal notes and of course view all the data related to your sleep and sleep hygiene. The app also offers a live view of one or more devices if you are a relative, a caregiver or a coach to a team.

Built for Android & iOS.

Somnofy Analytics

Powerful tool
Somnofy Analytics gives you advanced analytics for sleep stages, sleep index, movement, sleep-onset, average respiration rate and much much more. Every new feature that VitalThings launch in Somnofy Analytics will work on data that you have collected from day one.

Advanced mode
In advanced mode Somnofy Analytics will give you access to all the raw data from the sensors as well as give you correlation between data. For example if you sleep better in a cold room, or wake up due to noise in the room.

Sleep diary
Somnofy Analytics does also work as an advanced automated sleep diary.

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Some frequently asked questions about the Somnofy.

Q: Can Somnofy be used with two people in the bed?
A: Yes, Somnofy can separate betweeb two people in a bed very well.

Q: What is the maximum range Somnofy can be placed from the bed?
A: It is tested to 5m, however we recommend to mount it within 2.5m for best result.

Q: Where do I mount the Somnofy device?
A: Somnofy can be placed on a nightstand, shelf or similar. It can also be placed on the wall with a wall mount adapter or in the ceiling with a ceiling adaptor.

Q: What is the operating voltage?
A: Somnofy uses a USB-C connector and can be powered from any USB power adaptor that can deliver 0.5A or more.

Q: Where can I buy Somnofy now?
A: At the moment we sell it directly from VitalThings. Please contact us at the contact form and we will get in touch with you.

Q: Do I need to start and stop Somnofy manually?
A: No, Somnofy detects when you go to bed and when you try to sleep. It also detects when you wake up so it is fully automated.

Q: How does the smart alarm works?
A: The smart alarm wakes you up when you are in a light sleep stage. This makes you feel fresh when you wake up. You can set the latest time you must wake up and the time Somnofy can use to find the perfect time.

Q: What is sleep hygiene?
A: Sleep hygiene is the recommended behavioral and environmental practice that is intended to promote better quality sleep (Wikipedia). It includes your sleep schedule, activities, food and sleep environment.

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