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App to help deal with night terrors

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2015-11-30 10:46

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Tyler was inspired by the experiences of his father, Sgt. First Class Patrick Skluzacek, an Iraq war veteran.

myBivy—the name is drawn from bivouac, a camp where soldiers can rest—tracks heartbeat and movement while asleep. Over time, the app gets to know its user’s sleep habits, and can prevent the onset of panic attacks and night terrors by rousing the sleeper using sound and vibration. There is also the option of sending the sleep reports to a physician for analysis.

The student was eleven years old when his father was deployed to Iraq.

"Your dad just disappearing for a year and coming back a little bit different and seeing his Army buddies and them coming back a little bit different too… I have a real personal connection to the Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PSTD) problem," Tyler told the news outlet.

Patrick, who suffers from night terrors, explained: "At three in the morning, all of a sudden, I'm startled awake."

After watching his dad struggle for years, Tyler was inspired to find a way to help all veterans dealing with PTSD be able to sleep through the night.

"After a couple weeks of tracking the soldier, we can find the exact symptoms of the onset of the panic attack and try to use the watch or use the android phone to disrupt that or take them out of the deep sleep, but keep them asleep," Tyler explained.

More info: http://www.mybivy.org/

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Tyler Skluzacek, a student from the USA, born in 1995, created myBivy, an app designed to help people deal with night terrors.

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