A CBS News report details the Lully Sleep Guardian, a product designed to treat night terrors in children, and a study that examined its effectiveness.
The Lully Sleep Guardian is a small bluetooth-enabled electronic gadget that slides under the child’s mattress. It works by rousing a child with gentle vibrations just before a night terror occurs, preventing them from entering the deleterious stage of sleep.
Carol Lyn learned about it when Madelyn was 2 and still suffering from frequent night terrors. She decided to try it out.
“It was not intrusive, so I didn’t think it was a big deal if it didn’t work,” she said.
To use it, parents first answer a few questions about their child’s sleep patterns on the Lully smartphone app. Then a proprietary algorithm determines the right time to trigger the device, partially waking a child with gentle vibrations.