Sleep expert

Roy Raymann, PhD, is a passionate Sleep Scientist who blends behavioral & neuro-science with hardware and software engineering to create sleep experience products for consumers.

Dr. Roy Raymann is an award winning scientist, who earned his degree in Biological Psychology at the Utrecht University in the Netherlands, worked at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience where he earned his PhD in Life Sciences at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Roy Raymann is holding the unique position of being a scientist in the corporate world, with scientific publications in his name and nummerous innovative patents on monitoring and improving sleep.

For his ground breaking PhD research* on the interaction between sleep, alertness and thermoregulation he received the Hilbert Kamphuisen PhD Thesis Award from the Dutch Society for Sleep Wake Research. He found solid evidence that by applying mild skin warming to humans, sleep-pressure, sleep quality and alertness can be altered. His thesis was titled Mild skin warming, a non-pharmacological way to modulate sleep and vigilance (download).

Successively, he was the leading Sleep Researcher at TNO Defense, Security and Safety, Philips Research and Apple Inc. At Apple, Roy led the company’s sleep related initiatives and invented popular features such as Night Shift, Bedtime, and the Sleep part of Apple Health.

After working as the VP of Sleep Science & Scientific Affairs with SleepScore Labs, bringing sleep health science and actionable solutions to the people, he started Sleep Czar. Thanks to his unique profile as a renowned sleep scientist with corporate experience at Fortune 500 companies and start ups, and a huge network in both fields, he helps companies improve their innovative consumer sleep products and educates the public on getting good nights of sleep (read more).


A full overview of his career can be found on LinkedIn, a list of his scientific publications on ResearchGate or on Google Scholar. Here’s the list with patents he was involved in.

Roy Raymann is a member of:
* Sleep Research Society
* European Sleep Research Society
* Society for Ambulatory Assessment
* Dutch Society for Sleep-Wake Research (NSWO)