An interdisciplinary team is working toward a solution to help children with night terrors—and their parents—get a more peaceful night’s rest, reports Stanford Medicine.
Rink and Boriah have developed a device that uses precisely timed vibrations to get children suffering from sleep terrrors into a healthy sleep pattern. It is about the size of a laptop and is placed under the mattress.
The physician and the engineer are working with School of Medicine sleep researchers Christian Guilleminault, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Shannon Sullivan, MD, clinical assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, on a clinical study to test the device’s effectiveness. They’re currently recruiting participants ages 2-12 for their study.