We live in a stressful world, where getting a good night's sleep can be a difficult thing. Lack of quality sleep can lead to even more stress and disorders, and it all becomes a vicious circle.
To combat this problem, the Hibino Sound Therapy Lab (led by renowned composer Norihiko Hibino) and Mission One have worked together to develop the "Prescription for Sleep" application for iPhone and iPod Touch.
・Peaceful Sleep Via Music and Imagery
There are four stages of sleep, and the goal of Prescription for Sleep is to guide you to the relaxed state necessary to enter the first stage. This is done through soothing imagery and therapeutic music, recorded live on acoustic instruments at a rhythm that recreates the pulse of a mother's heartbeat as heard from the womb.
・High-Quality Sound with Therapeutic Frequencies
The music in Prescription for Sleep contains some inaudible frequencies in the 50-60 kHz range, which replicate frequencies found in nature, such as those of a murmuring forest stream. These 24-bit, 96 kHz recordings were created using special mastering techniques, and have a bandwidth that most standard sound sources cannot duplicate.
・Simple, Peaceful Melodies
Beautiful, simple melodies give you something to appreciate while the healing effects of the music and visuals are taking place.
・A Dreamlike Story
This work features four complete songs that take you on a journey -- from a storybook, to the stars, to heaven, and to the source of life. The soft colors and slow movements will provide tranquility as you embark on this journey.