Our Story

What if we can use technology and design to help you get in charge of your sleep again? Can you imagine what you can achieve when you sleep better for just a week, a month or even every night using your own (super) power?

Bring 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 more natural way, and believe everyone should be able to experience the superpower of sleep. Our technology is soft, companion-like and easy to use, and therefore helps you to not only fall asleep more naturally, but also help you experience more comfort and rest.

How it started


Four robotic engineers with an idea

Seeing first hand what the consequences were of severe sleep deprivation on our loved ones, we wanted to help. As four robotic engineers, we came up with the first idea of a Sleep Robot; a solution that could help our family and friends sleep better, without having to worry about the unpleasant side effects of sleep medication.


Time to solve some serious problems

After building many prototypes and receiving more and more requests from people who wanted to try our Sleep Robot, we decided to launch a kickstarter.


Let’s break some Kickstarter limits

It turned out to be a hit. After running a successful Kickstarter campaign we partnered up with Royal Auping, Europe’s leading mattress manufacturer, to bring our product to life.


Bringing the world better sleep

After months of research and hard work, we sold our first Somnox Sleep Robots at the beginning of 2019. Now we hope to realize our dream of helping millions of people sleep better with our products.

Our Core Values

We are a pro sports team

We work hard to help people sleep better by using their own power every day. As a team, we’re in this together and help each other out wherever we can.

We’re obsessed over our customers

We’re passionate about sleep and passionate about our customers. They are our experts and guide us every step we take.

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, No robot

Automation and robotics are great, as long as it doesn’t prevent 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.

Join our team

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

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

Our Dreamers

Philip Hess


Stijn Antonisse

Founder | CTO

Nick Kornet

Sales Director

Wouter Kooyman Van Guldener

Founder | CFO

Julian Jagtenberg

Founder | Head Of Growth

Jeroen Feron

CRO Specialist

Jasper Brouwers

Lead Healthcare

Laila van den Brink-Brahim

Sleep Success Manager

Baginda Tirtadji

Growth Marketing & PR

Jade Lodewijks-Reilink

Happiness Officer

Hylke Martens

Data Analyst & Event Manager

Job Engel

Founder | Lead Software

Kelly Van der Geest - Aspers

Scientific & Clinical Lead

Hoye Lam

Lead iOS Developer

Luc Bolier

Product Developer

Julia Stoevelaar

Lead UX Research

Lianne Siemensma

Lead Ux / UI Designer

Gabriele Tombakaite

Embedded Software Developer

Muriël van Oers

Scientific Research

Jip Galema

Embedded Engineer

Joel Besems

Back-End Developer

Cyrine Jouini

Full Stack Developer Intern

Frederike Stortelers

Product Development Intern

Wenying Chang

Design Research Graduate Student