Sleep as your superpower

What if we could help the world sleep better through smart technology?

Bringing the world better sleep, naturally.

Sleep deprivation is a growing problem that impacts millions of people across the world. Current treatments often include pharmaceuticals which can have harmful side-effects and are potentially addictive. At Somnox we are motivated to help you improve your sleep in a natural way, and we believe anyone should be able to experience the superpower of sleep. We hope that our products will not only help you fall asleep naturally, but also provide more relaxation and rest during the day.

Our Story

How it started

My name is Julian Jagtenberg, one of the founders of Somnox. My story starts with my mother, who often felt tired, had little energy and a poor immune system
due to lack of sleep.

My mother tried all sorts of things to sleep better but nothing worked. After yet another disappointment, I took matters into my own hands.

With a background as an engineer at the Delft University of Technology, I started researching sleep. My mission: to help my mother sleep well again without the need for medication.

The first prototypes

After talking to sleep scientists, studying thousands of pages of literature and conducting several user studies, I came to an interesting insight: breathing and sleep have a lot in common. In fact, deep breathing calms your body & mind and leads to better sleep.

This principle is not new, since meditation and mindfulness are based on it. It also turned out that babies often unconsciously adopt their parents’ breathing; the so-called ‘mimicking’. What if we would be able to unconsciously influence our breathing to help our body relax and sleep better?

I gathered a team and developed the first prototypes of our Sleep Robot at the Delft University of Technology. The first versions didn’t help my mother at all… Too big, too heavy, too much noise. We almost gave up…

From idea to Somnox!

Until we finally found a way to make the Sleep Robot’s breathing so natural that my mother subconsciously adjusted to it. She started sleeping again! Not immediately whole nights, but it was a start!

This was the moment to improve our prototype even more. After a lot of research with other poor sleepers and a collaboration with Auping, we decided to release our patented invention. Somnox, a combination of sleep (‘Somno’) and night (‘nox’) in Latin, was born!

What once started as a solution for my mother’s sleep problems, has now grown into a Sleep Robot that helps thousands of people sleep better. That’s why we’re now on a mission to help even more people. Anyone should be able to experience the superpower of good sleep, right?

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The Dream Team

Julian Jagtenberg

Founder | CEO

Stijn Antonisse

Founder | CTO

Wouter Kooyman Van Guldener

Founder | CFO

Job Engel

Founder | Lead Data

Gillis Wesselman van Helmond

Commercial Director

Nadine Rouleaux

Head of Research

Baginda Tirtadji

Digital Marketing Lead

Dennis Swart

Supply Chain

Bo Nataraj

Customer Support Manager

Samantha Kornelisse

Customer Care

Verushka Bhagwanbali

Financial Controller

Jeroen Feron

E-Commerce Lead

Luc Bolier

Product Developer

Muriël van Oers

Science Editor

Hoye Lam

Software Lead

Robert Bezem

Embedded Software Engineer

Tom van Delft

Embedded Software Engineer 

Maarten Corpel

UX/UI Designer

Bryan Yip

Product UX & Visual Designer

Join our team

Since 2016 Somnox has grown into an enthusiastic team with a mission: to make the superpower of sleeping naturally accessible to everyone.

We’re always looking for bright and talented people to join us on our mission. Sounds like you?

Our Core Values

We are a pro sports team

Everyday, we work hard to ensure that everyone can experience the superpower of good sleep. As a team, we work toward one common goal and help each other out wherever we can.

We’re obsessed over our customers

We’re passionate about sleep and always listen to our customers. They are our experts on the road to innovation.

We don’t do bullshit

We are honest and always stick to our promises. We don’t do blah blah, and always back up our claims with data and evidence.

We’re human, not robots

Automation and robotics are great, but nothing can replace real human contact.

We evolve immediately

We are eager to learn and deliberately step out of our comfort zones. We love feedback to help us grow as individuals and as a team.

We take care

We truly care about everything we do. We pay attention to our customers and deliver top grade products. Quality over quantity, to ensure you get the A+ experience you deserve.