Your antidote to a stressful day
One product. Two huge benefits.
Sleep with the comfort of knowing that stress inducing sounds will be smoothed out and less irritating.
Minimal loss in volume means you can still hear alerts during the night but the sharp sudden edge is greatly reduced.
Evening stress relief
Calmer Night uses an extra soft, flexible silicone providing superior comfort for evening use.
Evenings at home can now be enjoyed without stress triggering sounds from children, alarms or notifications.
What does it do?
Irritating noises such as mobile notifications, baby cries, car horns, dogs barking or noisy neighbours will no longer have a sharp edge to them. You can still hear every sound but the unpleasant or harsh tones will be reduced.
Calmer Night is not an earplug so you will still be able to hear what’s around you. However regular jolting or annoying noises should not cause additional stress in the middle of the night.
After a period of use you may start to feel more relaxed during the day. Your sleep pattern may be less interrupted due to trigger noises being reduced that would usually wake you.
If you wear them in the evenings, your body language may adjust to be less tense and things that would usually stress you may not feel as irritating.
Two Colours & Two Sizes
Calmer Night now comes in Mini as well as standard sizeShop now
How soft is it?
Very. Here's a scale of things from soft to hard to see how the Calmer Night edition compares.
A Shore hardness scale is used to measure how flexible moulded rubber things are.
The human can hear between 20-20,000 Hz. Our ears are naturally the most sensitive between 2000 Hz and 8000 Hz.
A Frequency response graph shows which frequencies are amplified by the ear, as sound reaches the eardrums. The graph shows the average human ear frequency response and how Calmer Night adjusts it.
Notice without Calmer there is a large increase between 2000-8000 Hz.
This increase is natural resonance caused by the shape of our ears (Concha). Whilst this resonance was a vital part of our evolution and alerted us to the slightest sound or threat, in todays modern world it is not needed.
Calmer Night reduces these frequencies for a less stressful evening and peaceful sleep.
How it works
Calmer removes the resonant effect of the Concha by using a tiny waveguide inside our ears. The Concha is the small shell shape that connects to our ear canal which normally resonates mid frequency sounds.
By removing this resonance, mid frequency sounds have none of their normal painful aspects.
“We conducted a range of tests on Calmer and found it to significantly reduce sound levels at middle to high frequencies (2 kHz – 8 kHz). This successfully meets Flare’s design objective.”
Gergely Orosz, ISVR Consulting
How does noise trigger a stress response?
Noise triggers a stress response in the Amygdala, a region of the brainstem. Our Amygdala learns what sounds might signal impending danger. When one of these sounds is detected, the Amygdala starts a release of cortisol (a stress hormone).
Noise = A sound or sounds, especially when it is unwanted, unpleasant, or loud.
Amygdala = A roughly almond-shaped mass of grey matter inside each cerebral hemisphere, involved with the experiencing of emotions. Shown to perform a primary role in the processing of memory, decision-making and emotional responses (including fear, anxiety, and aggression). Part of the Limbic system. Its job is to prioritise everything that comes into your brain – the smells, the sights, the tastes, the sounds, the feelings. There are so many things in our lives that we can’t handle being aware of all of them. Some are ignored to focus on others.
Cortisol = Cortisol is a steroid hormone that regulates a wide range of processes throughout the body, including metabolism and the immune response. It also has a very important role in helping the body respond to stress.
Resonance = Distortion
Why don’t we want distortion? Distortion is noise.
The definition of noise is unwanted sound, or sound that is judged to be unpleasant, loud or disruptive to hearing.
This distorted sound loads us negatively. Much like poor diet, pollutants, distorted vision, which all affect our well-being, the sound we hear has the same effect.
How Noise Affects Us
A knife scraping against a glass bottle is the most unpleasant sound for most human beings. Researchers from the Newcastle University and Welcome Trust Centre for Neuro-imaging at UCL, both in England, reported in the Journal of Neuroscience that when we hear unpleasant sounds, the auditory cortex and the Amygdala interact more intensely and process the negative emotions.
The Amygdala is a small almond shaped part of the brain that processes our emotions and aggression. It also controls fear responses and forms emotional memories. Its job is to prioritise everything that comes into your brain – the smells, the sights, the tastes, the sounds, the feelings. There are so many things in our lives that we can’t handle being aware of all of them. Some are ignored to focus on others.