Dr. Pierrick Arnal is the Scientific Director at Dreem, a neurotechnology company dedicated to understanding and improving people’s sleep to help them live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives. Dreem offers a holistic sleep solution that centers around the Dreem Band – a first-of-its-kind consumer device that accurately monitors, analyzes and modulates brain activity during sleep. The Dreem Band integrates with a companion sleep coaching mobile application to identify the causes of poor-quality sleep, and provides personalized solutions, including biofeedback solutions and cognitive and behavioral therapy. It is the result of years of research and development, several academic partnerships and the support of a global community of sleep experts.
In his current effort, Dr. Arnal works alongside engineers to translate the latest discoveries in basic sleep science into technologies dedicated to sleep improvement. He also works closely with the Dreem Scientific Advisory Board and especially with his chairman, Pr. Emmanuel Mignot, Director of Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, to define the scientific direction of Dreem. He is developing programs that are effective, personalized and still easy to use, fostering partnerships with doctors and research centers, striving to carry out timely and rigorous research to advance sleep science while still developing tangible solutions for all.
Dr. Arnal received his Ph.D. in Sleep Physiology at the French Army Biomedical Research Insitute and the University of Lyon-Saint Etienne in France. He has directed clinical trials in sleep with healthy subjects and patients with insomnia and sleep apnea, co-authored more than 40 original research publications, and serves as a reviewer for numerous scientific journals in the field of sleep and neuroscience. He is also co-author of several magazine articles, blogs, and books for the general public, including Sleep for Dummies (French edition). Dr. Arnal also works with elite athletes and professional sports teams to integrate sleep technologies to drive greater recovery and performance.