Frequently Asked Questions.

Here are some common questions about the Somnox Sleep Robot

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How does the Sleep Robot work?

The Sleep Robot simulates breathing rhythms. Because your breathing naturally adjusts to another breathing pattern, the Sleep Robot is able to slow down your breathing. This makes you relax, making it easier to sleep. For more information:

Additionally, the Sleep Robot can function as an external point to focus your thoughts on, clearing your head of unwanted thoughts and stress. Also, sounds (such as a guided meditation or a heartbeat) are used to help you fall asleep and will turn off as soon as you are asleep:

Does it work for me?

The principle of the Sleep Robot is based on many papers (check out our “Science” page), user tests and endorsed by sleep disorder experts. We found that the subjective perception of the quality of sleep was increased as well as a reduction in the time it takes to fall asleep. Up until now, we tested with 85 test sleepers, each following an intensive 7-day sleep trajectory.

At the end of this year, we are planning a clinical evaluation in collaboration with a hospital / sleep lab to validate our claims on helping people fall asleep. Reviews from individual test sleepers and journalists can be found here. Still unsure if the Sleep Robot works for you? Schedule a sleep consult call with us so we can find out together if it would work in your specific case: schedule a free call.

What does the Sleeprobot cost?

The Sleep Robot costs €599 including free shipping (Europe & U.S). We understand very well that €599 for a Sleep Robot is a high price. That’s why we offer a 30-night return policy so that you can try the Sleep Robot in the comfort of your home to see if it works for you. Not satisfied with the results? Then you can return the Sleep Robot and get the full amount refunded. The only thing you pay for yourself are the shipping costs of the return package. To be so sure that we can indeed help you sleep better!


In addition, we can assure you of the high quality that we can deliver through our partner Auping, our award-winning design and our unique, non-medicinal solution. We offer lifetime support in combination with a product warranty of 2 years.

Has the Sleep Robot been tested?

In the last year, we conducted 85 tests with test sleepers. Their feedback has helped us improve the Sleep Robot. In the last test, 90% of participants indicated to have fallen asleep faster and 70% to have achieved a better night’s rest. We have not done a clinical test (yet), due to the large investment of both time and money this requires. However, this is something we plan to do in the upcoming years to see whether our sleep robot could be covered by health insurance.

The results of our tests can be found under Science. Reviews from individual test sleepers and journalists can be found here.

Does the Sleep Robot work for me?

The Sleep Robot is intended for people suffering from stress-related insomnia and for people who are busy in their minds and who take their work to the bedroom, making them unable to relax and fall asleep. The people who are looking for the non-medicinal alternative for a better night’s rest. Still unsure if the Sleep Robot works for you? Schedule a sleep consult call with us so we can find out together if it would work in your specific case: schedule a free call.

Is the Sleep Robot washable?

The sleeve of the Sleep Robot can be taken off to be washed in the washing machine at a temperature of 60 degrees Celsius / 140 Fahrenheit. Ensuring a hygienic experience every single time. IMPORTANT: Never wash your Somnox Sleeve with the Sleep Robot still inside it.

Should I always hug the Sleep Robot during the night?

The Sleep Robot does not always have to be hugged during the night. As soon as you fall asleep, you automatically release the Sleeping Robot and that’s no problem. If you wake up during the night, you can press the middle button to reactivate the Sleep Robot and hug it again. In this way you can reduce your breathing to a calming speed and fall asleep again.

What about my partner?

You should perceive the Sleep Robot as an addition to the family, like a baby lying in between (that doesn’t cry or burp). And hey, why not have a Sleep Robot for the both of you? Spooning together is so much fun. We also tested the Sleep Robot with people who slept with a partner and here we got positive results as well. So the Sleep Robot is not only for singles.

Does it help solve Sleep Apnea or RLS?

No. We didn’t conduct any research proving the claim on ‘curing’ Apnea or RLS (Restless Legs Syndrome). The Sleep Robot does use breathing as one of its core features, but not with the intention on fighting Apnea or RLS.

Where can I find the manual for the Somnox Sleep Robot

You can find the full manual with this link. The manual is available in English, Dutch & German. 


Is Bluetooth and/or Wifi active during the night?

No. The Sleep Robot only uses Bluetooth during the day (when you are awake). So no need to worry about Bluetooth radiation in your cozy bedroom.

Isn't technology in the bedroom harmful?

Depends on what technology you are referring to. Generally speaking, when people refer to technology in their bedroom it is about mobile phones / laptops and other screen devices (such as a tv). It is proven in multiple studies that the blue light which a screen emits has a negative impact on your biological clock. Blue light activates the brain rather than putting it to sleep.

Also, your mobile phone is your source of work / stress / updates that activates stress the body, while the body should be relaxed when going to sleep. The Sleep Robot doesn’t have any screen or blue lights to activate the brain. The Sleep Robot uses thoroughly developed technology to induce sleep and relax body and mind. Moreover, Bluetooth is disabled during the night and the Sleep Robot will only send data to the app in the morning.

Will the light always be on?

When you turn on the Sleep Robot by pressing the middle button, you will see a light, which indicates that the Sleep Robot turns on. After about 1 minute the light will turn off automatically.

Does the Sleep Robot come in different sizes?

At launch, the Sleep Robot will only be available in one size. We have conducted many user tests with many shapes and sizes. We found one size to be ideal for most people. In the future, different sizes will be available as well.


When does the Sleep Robot get delivered?

If you Order the Sleep Robot today, the estimated delivery will be in 1 – 3 days for Europe & U.S.

To which countries do you ship?

We do a worldwide delivery! If you have any question regarding shipment, send us an email on [email protected]

Return Policy

Do you have a Return Policy?

If you are not satisfied (for any reason) with your product upon receipt of delivery, you have the right to annul your order (and thus terminate the agreement) within 30 days from the date you received the product, provided the product is returned in a saleable state. We handle the following policy concerning the return of an additional Washable Sleeve:

  • The Washable Sleeve is still in the plastic package: 100% compensation based on purchase;
  • The Washable Sleeve is out of the plastic packaging: 0% compensation based on purchase;

With the exceptions of the costs for return, which come at your own expense, the product may be returned within the set term of 30 days free of charge.

    For a full explanation of our return policy, click this link to read our Return Policy.

    Test/Buy Sleep Robot

    Can I test the Sleep Robot before I buy?
    In the last year, we conducted many tests with test sleepers. We will continue to do this. However, at this moment, all spots are filled. If you are in The Netherlands, you can try out the Sleep Robot in the Westcord Hotel in Delft.
    Where can I buy the Sleep Robot?

    You can purchase the Somnox Sleep Robot in our webshop via this link.

    In addition to our webshop, the Sleep Robot is also available in all Auping Plaza’s in the Netherlands. Are you curious where else the Sleep Robot is for sale? Check our store locator!

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