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Sleep better

Sometimes you just need a
little help from your DNA.

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$14.99

+$80 Helix DNA kit

Are you a morning person or a night owl? A lot of it has to do with your DNA. With SlumberType, you’ll discover your DNA-based natural sleep patterns. And the more you use SlumberType’s tracking features, the more you can tailor your daily habits to sleep better each night and get more out of every day.

Your DNA-based sleep tracker

Track your sleep habits, mood, and other factors that affect your sleep. Then fine tune your sleep/wake routine with sleep sounds, custom alarms, and more.

The science of you

SlumberType helps you discover how your DNA and your lifestyle combine to influence your sleep patterns. It’s simple: The more you know, the better you’ll sleep.

Stop fighting the clock

Are you more charged at dusk or at dawn? Learn where you fall on the spectrum of being a morning or evening person so you can align your schedule with your DNA.

Your DNA-based sleep tracker

Track your sleep habits, mood, and other factors that affect your sleep. Then fine tune your sleep/wake routine with sleep sounds, custom alarms, and more.

The science of you

SlumberType helps you discover how your DNA and your lifestyle combine to influence your sleep patterns. It’s simple: The more you know, the better you’ll sleep.

Stop fighting the clock

Are you more charged at dusk or at dawn? Learn where you fall on the spectrum of being a morning or evening person so you can align your schedule with your DNA.

How it works

Select an Exploragen product

Shop the Exploragen store and select one of our DNA lifestyle apps. You will then be taken to the Helix marketplace for checkout.

Receive your DNA Kit

After purchase, Helix will send a DNA collection kit to your home. It includes everything you need to get sequenced.

Provide a saliva sample and get sequenced

When your kit arrives, complete the brief Helix registration process online. Then provide your saliva sample and mail it using the prepaid shipping label. Sequencing your DNA takes four to six weeks.

Explore your results and insights

When your results are ready, we’ll shoot you an email so you can register with Exploragen and begin exploring your results.

Keep discovering your DNA

Once your DNA is sequenced, you can continue to shop for Exploragen products and access other products in the Helix marketplace. Because your DNA has already been sequenced, results are usually ready in less than 24 hours!

The Science of SlumberType

The basics

Genes are segments of your DNA that carry the instructions for creating you. SlumberType analyzes genes affecting your preferred sleep time, sleep length, and more.

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Dig a little deeper

Within each gene, there are individual variants—each representing a difference of one or more letters of your unique genetic code—that affect your sleep habits.

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Publications + references

Our app is powered by science. We’ve built SlumberType based on findings from peer-reviewed papers published in reputable scientific journals.

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What people are saying about SlumberType

What people are saying about SlumberType

SOUND SCIENCE FOR SOUNDER SLEEP

We all know that better sleep makes for a better you. Getting your optimal amount of sleep helps you stay focused, feel happier, and even maintain a healthy weight. SlumberType is here to break down the science behind the sleep, giving you the power to understand your individual sleep DNA and optimize your sleep patterns so you can rise and shine alert, energized, and ready to live your best life. The rest is up to you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will SlumberType track my sleep and mood patterns? 2018-01-15T17:36:11+00:00

The SlumberType app makes it simple for you to record your sleep/wake times, your morning and evening mood—plus other factors you choose—with just a few taps. The more you engage with SlumberType by tracking your mood and activities, the more detailed patterns you’ll see.

Are SlumberType results more accurate for certain people? 2018-01-15T17:37:14+00:00

Genetic associations used by this product were originally discovered in European populations and may or may not be applicable to people from a different background.

Do I need an iPhone or iPad to use SlumberType? 2018-01-15T17:36:59+00:00

No. You can access most of SlumberType’s features using your web browser on almost any device, or you can download the SlumberType app from the App Store on your iPhone or iPad to access additional features, like the alarm clock and sleep sounds.

Why don’t I have genetic results for a particular trait? 2018-01-15T17:37:36+00:00

Occasionally, a DNA letter code cannot be read at a specific gene location. This can happen because a particular region of the genome is more difficult to sequence, or because you carry a variant that’s uncommon in the general population.

What makes SlumberType different from other sleep tracking apps? 2018-01-15T17:37:55+00:00

SlumberType tells you how your genetic makeup influences your sleep. This is important, since about one-third of the variation in sleep patterns between individuals is due to genetics. Other sleep apps may focus only on non-genetic aspects of sleep, giving you just part of the picture.

What type of ‘insights’ will I be given? 2018-01-15T17:38:13+00:00

The app tells you what studies have shown about the tendencies and habits of people with your chronotype; for instance, evening chronotypes tend to be more attached to their phones and use them at bedtime. With some insights, you may receive suggestions about how to shift a behavior pattern to promote better sleep.