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No more counting sheep: 10 exceptionally promising sleep tech startups in Europe

According to the National Library of Medicine, one in ten adults in Europe suffers from chronic insomnia, and the overall prevalence is increasing. As the world increasingly recognises the importance of this issue, a new wave of startups has risen to the challenge of harnessing cutting-edge technology to revolutionise the way we understand, track, and enhance our sleep patterns.

In this article, we delve into the world of sleep-tech startups, from advanced wearables to intelligent sleep environments, these companies are paving the way for a future where restful nights are no longer a luxury, but a tangible reality for all.

Join us as we explore 10 exceptionally promising startups, all of which have been established between 2018 and the present day. These pioneering ventures are not only reshaping the sleep-tech landscape but also contributing to a deeper understanding of the critical role sleep plays in our overall health.

EndelEndel: Founded in Berlin, Endel is a cross-platform audio ecosystem that creates personalised sound environments to reduce stress, improve sleep, and boost productivity, all backed by neuroscience and the science of circadian rhythms, thanks to a team of artists, developers, and scientists. The soundscapes are algorithm-powered and designed to gently rise and fall in line with immediate internal and external conditions like location, time zone, weather, and heart rate. Since its foundation in 2018, they have been able to raise over €13.5 million.

MoonoaMoonoa: Born in Barcelona, Moonoa offers an online platform with the mission to empower everyone to durably change their sleep & mental health habits, by delivering affordable, enjoyable and accessible products and experiences that finally work. Moonoa’s innovative approach aligns with a growing demand for accessible sleep improvement tools. They have been able to secure over €1.5 million since its foundation in 2021.

PuresportPuresport: London-based Puresport, established in 2018, sets itself apart by crafting premium natural products that support holistic well-being, such as CBD oils, nootropic and adaptogenic supplements. Founded by ex-professional athlete, Grayson Hart, Puresport has been able to secure over €1.6 million to continue crafting high-quality products that focus on pain relief, recovery, focus, mood, and balance, harnessing the power of natural products.

HapniHapni: Paris-based Hapni, is an early-stage online medical platform specializing in sleep apnea services. Committed to diagnostic accuracy, prevention, and treatment, Hapni’s advancements in sleep health mark a significant step towards improving the quality of life for those affected. Since its foundation in 2022, they have been able to secure €2 million to continue its mission of becoming a leading platform for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea, through a digital pathway and a network of partner healthcare professionals.

OpenUpOpenUp: Headquartered in Amsterdam, OpenUp provides direct access to licensed psychologists through their all-in-one online platform. They offer employees the opportunity to book free, unlimited and anonymous sessions with psychologists within 24 hours and in more than 19 languages. Established in 2020 with the belief that our brain has to be taken care of every day, they have been able to raise over €1.2 million.

eazeEaze: On a mission to revolutionise sleep, eaze, headquartered in Berlin since 2022, offers digital sleep training rooted in cognitive-behavioural therapy. Their innovative solution guides users towards lasting improvements in sleep quality. By providing personalised guidance through a digital sleep psychologist, eaze empowers individuals to take control of their sleep health. Their recent funding of €1.7 million reflects the growing interest in sleep wellness tech.

SpokeSPOKE: Headquartered in London, SPOKE is a music-led mental wellness app that gives you personalised, music-led audio sessions that are clinically proven to improve your mental well-being. By using a unique blend of lo-fi music, hip hop, and mindfulness, SPOKE helps users re-tune their minds, sleep better, and strengthen their mindset with their music and spoken word by some of the UK’s best producers and emerging artists previously trained by neuroscientists, psychologists, and therapists. Founded in 2019, they have secured over €1.2 million to continue their mission of making make important early-stage mental wellness practices accessible and culturally relevant for everyone.

Good-Sleepergoodsleeper: Lublin-based goodsleeper, aims to disrupt the sleep medicine landscape with a technology-driven approach. Their application leverages cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT-I) to address insomnia at its core. With a focus on evidence-based therapy, goodsleeper’s innovative platform challenges conventional sleep solutions. Founded in 2020, and with funding above €260K goodsleeper has the mission to help millions of people recover their mental health by providing safe and effective non-pharmacological treatments for insomnia.

moonalisaMoonalisa: Lille-based Moonalisa, is a unique self-management and well-being tool tailored for diagnosed insomnia, with a special focus on women’s health. Their personalized approach addresses the distinct needs of women, providing invaluable support during pivotal life stages, such as menstruation, pregnancy, parenthood and menopause. Founded in 2021 they have raised €90K to help and empower women by matching them with personalized care according to their life moment.

PulsettoPulsetto: Vilnius-based Pulsetto, introduces a new technology that stimulates the vagus nerve to promote calmness and better sleep. By stimulating the vagus nerve they allow it to increase its activity, resulting in a drop in heart rate, an increase in HRV (heart rate variability), and the activation of the parasympathetic nervous system, making the user calmer, less stressed, less anxious and results in better sleep. Founded in 2021 they have raised €82K to keep developing their product and growing interest in holistic approaches to sleep and well-being.