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The spray that could put you to sleep in an HOUR: Two squirts of melatonin will give you a good night’s rest, claim inventors

  • The $85 (£57) spray is a mix of melatonin, tytosine and distilled water
  • Melatonin is a natural hormone that regulates the body’s internal clock
  • Sleeping pills can have 300 times amount of melatonin the body needs
  • Spray delivers melatonin gradually and so claims to be more effective

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2923997/The-spray-sleep-HOUR-Two-squirts-melatonin-good-night-s-rest-claim-inventors.html#ixzz3SHqXZQn3

Harvard Dropout’s ‘Sleep You Spray on Your Skin’ Is Crushing It on Indiegogo

For everyone who woke up feeling groggy, wishing sleep came easier last night, keep reading. After giving consumers the jolt they need to start their day, the Harvard dropout behind Sprayable is helping people put a peaceful end to their day, as well.

Read more: http://bostinno.streetwise.co/2015/01/20/sprayable-sleep-indiegogo-campaign-melatonin-based-sleep-spray/

Sprayable Sleep looks to spray away insomnia

Sprayable Sleep utilizes melatonin, which is a chemical that humans produce naturally to control our night-day cycle. According to the company, current oral melatonin pills, which are a common administration for aiding sleep, often contain 10 to 100 times more of the chemical than is necessary. Sprayable uses a fraction of the sleep-inducing juice, which the company claims will enter the body “gently and smoothly” over time as it gradually permeates the skin. While overdosing on melatonin is incredibly unlikely, even in oral use, the company still has a disclaimer saying, “do not exceed 8 sprays in 24 hours.”

Read more: http://www.gizmag.com/sprayable-sleep-insomnia/35843/

Spray-and-sleep idea has Indiegogo backers eager to rise

Sprayable Sleep comes from a company called Sprayable. Its two cofounders are Ben Yu, who studied biochemistry at Harvard, and Deven Soni, with a background as VC investor. Chongxi Yu, PhD, serves as chief scientific advisor; his field is bioorganic chemistry. Yoshi Luk is the company’s design lead. Palo Alto-based Sprayable is based at Stanford, incubated at Stanford’s StartX Startup Incubator. What’s in the spray? Water, tyrosine, a derivative of a natural amino acid, and melatonin, the natural hormone that regulates your circadian rhythm. Each bottle has 30 uses of the colorless, unscented spray.

Read more: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2015-02-spray-and-sleep-idea-indiegogo-backers-eager.html

Two squirts of Sprayable Sleep will help insomniacs catch some zzzs

Sprayable Sleep is a skin spray that claims to send users into a slumber within an hour, without the side effects of typical sleeping pills.

Read more: http://www.springwise.com/squirts-sprayable-sleep-insomniacs-catch-zzzs/

Magic Bullet For Sleep? ‘Sprayable Sleep’ Uses Melatonin To Help You Knock Out Via Transdermal Delivery

The tossing and turning, getting in and out of bed, and staring up at the ceiling for the rest of the night could only mean one thing: no sleep. Fortunately, the difference between staying up all night and a good night’s sleep could lie within two spritz of Sprayable’s melatonin skin spray. “Sprayable Sleep,” developed by the Silicon Valley start-up, is the world’s first topical melatonin spray that helps you fall asleep naturally and wake up refreshed — without the melatonin-induced groggy feeling.

Read more: http://www.medicaldaily.com/magic-bullet-sleep-sprayable-sleep-uses-melatonin-help-you-knock-out-transdermal-319578

Insomniacs, now you can spray sleep right onto your skin

Mist melatonin on yourself until you slowly drift off to dream of a world filled with spray-on love, money and power, too.

Read more: http://www.cnet.com/news/insomniacs-now-you-can-spray-sleep-right-on-your-skin/

COMING SOON: A get-to-sleep meletonin skin spray

Much like the bacon zeitgeist, caffeine had its own heyday of consumer deluge, flooding online shops like ThinkGeek with gimmicky products spiked with the favorite wake-up drug: caffeinated mints, caffeinated gummi bears, and even caffeinated bar soap. Now, the company behind one of these products has introduced its opposite: a get-to-sleep spray. Behold, the melatonin skin spritz!

Read more: http://www.fastcompany.com/3041285/fast-feed/coming-soon-get-to-sleep-melatonin-skin-spray

Sprayable Sleep: Can squirting your neck with hormones REALLY help you snooze better?

Getting to sleep at the end of the day could be as easy as coating yourself with a deodorant-style spray.

Sprayable Sleep is the world’s first “sleep spray” and applies melatonin – the hormone humans produce to nod off – directly to your skin.

Read more: http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science/sprayable-sleep-can-squirting-your-5070965

Startup Stories: Thiel Fellow and VC Crowdfund Their Way to Sprayable Sleep

What happens when a former Harvard biochemistry major and a former venture capitalist come together to create a startup? Apparently, Sprayable Energy.

Read more: http://thinkapps.com/blog/launch/startup-stories-crowdfunding-sprayable-sleep-energy/