Sleep as your superpower

Can you imagine what you can achieve when you sleep better? We help you get in charge of your sleep again 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.

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 and had little energy and a poor immune system
due to lack of sleep.

My mother tried everything to solve this; sleep medication, meditation, oils, visits to the doctor etc. She tried everything but nothing really worked. Even the doctor didn’t know what to do anymore and only prescribed medication with unpleasant side effects.

Disappointment after disappointment, I decided to help her myself. 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 doing 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 is not a new principle since meditation and mindfulness are based on it. It also turned out that babies often unconsciously take over their parents’ breathing; the so-called ‘mimicking’. What if we could 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 breathing of the Sleep Robot so natural that my mother subconsciously took it over. She started sleeping again! Not yet the whole night, but it was a start!

This was the moment to improve our prototype even more. After a lot of research with other bad 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. Everyone should be able to experience the superpower of good sleep, right?

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.

The Dream Team

Stijn Antonisse

Founder | CTO

Nick Kornet

Sales Director

Wouter Kooyman Van Guldener

Founder | CFO

Julian Jagtenberg

Founder | Head Of Growth

Job Engel

Founder | Lead Data

Jeroen Feron

CRO Specialist

Jasper Brouwers

Lead Healthcare

Laila van den Brink-Brahim

Account & Process Manager

Baginda Tirtadji

E-mail & Content Marketer

Dennis Swart

Supply Chain

Hylke Martens

Data Analyst

Ruben Haye

Customer Support Hero

Kelly Van der Geest - Aspers

Scientific Director

Hoye Lam

Software Lead

Luc Bolier

Product Developer

Julia Stoevelaar

Lead UX Research

Lianne Siemensma

Lead Design

Gabriele Tombakaite

Embedded Software Developer

Muriël van Oers

Scientific Research

Jip Galema

Embedded Engineer

Jade Lodewijks-Reilink

Happiness Officer

Joel Besems

Back-End Developer

Cyrine Jouini

Full Stack Developer Intern

Wenying Chang

Design Research Graduate Student