Timeshifter now offers its jet lag app to businesses

The highest rated and most downloaded jet lag app can now easily be deployed by businesses as a benefit for their traveling employees.

New York (AUGUST 4, 2019) — Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® — today announced a new service enabling businesses to easily distribute the Timeshifter app to their traveling employees. Heralded as the best travel companion for frequent business travelers, Timeshifter aims to help travelers optimize their performance, enjoyment, and health on trips crossing multiple time zones. The business service includes, app subscriptions for employees, materials to explain and promote the app internally, access to experts (including two retired NASA Astronauts) for onsite or online speaking engagements, and monthly reporting to track usage and effectiveness.

Timeshifter, winner of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2019 SleepTech® Award for ‘Best App’, was developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. Dr. Lockley is a world- renowned expert in circadian rhythms, sleep, and jet lag, and works with clients such as NASA Astronauts and Formula 1 drivers. With Timeshifter, travelers can create their own personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation.

Studies show that many employees accepted their job in part or fully because of the travel opportunities it offered. However, 93% of passengers traveling on long-haul flights said they struggle with jet lag, according to a study by Conde Nast Traveler. When business travelers suffer from jet lag, they can expect a variety of consequences, including missed opportunities, bad decisions, ineffective team communication, reduced customer confidence, less personal time, family disruption upon return, and long-term health implications.

Timeshifter also offers a jet lag cost calculator on its website to give businesses a way to determine some of the costs caused by jet lag. The jet lag cost calculator takes into account the number of trips per year, the number of time zones crossed, and the average salary.

No generic solution can help travelers tackle the underlying cause of jet lag, and might even make their jet lag worse. Each traveler and trip is different and requires a personalized approach taking their sleep pattern, chronotype, and itinerary into account. By making the Timeshifter app a benefit for their traveling employees, businesses can empower them to create their own jet lag plans and hit the ground running when they arrive for that key business meeting, and avoid recovery days when they arrive back home, all while substantially reducing the costs of jet lag.
— Mickey Beyer-Clausen, CEO of Timeshifter

To learn more about the Timeshifter app, jet lag science, and the new business service, please visit www.timeshifter.com. To download the Timeshifter app, which comes with a complimentary jet lag plan, download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

Timeshifter partners with life insurance company Haven Life to offer policyholders jet lag solution

New York (JUNE 27, 2019) — Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® — today announced a new partnership with online life insurance agency Haven Life, which is owned by MassMutual. Haven Life will offer Timeshifter subscriptions to Haven Life Plus policyholders and employees at no cost.

Whether Haven Life policyholders or employees travel for business or go on vacation, the Timeshifter jet lag app can help them optimize their performance, enjoyment, and health when traveling.

Owned by one of the largest life insurers in the US, Haven Life is making it easier to buy affordable term life insurance online, so of course we are thrilled and honored to partner with them to solve jet lag, something that affects many of their policyholders and employees every year. Whether Haven Life policyholders or employees are traveling for business or going on vacation, the Timeshifter jet lag app can help them optimize their performance, enjoyment, and health when traveling.
— Mickey Beyer-Clausen, Timeshifter Co-founder & CEO

Timeshifter, winner of the National Sleep Foundation’s 2019 SleepTech® Award for ‘Best App’, was developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. Dr. Lockley is a world- renowned expert in circadian rhythms, sleep, and jet lag, and works with clients such as NASA Astronauts and Formula 1 drivers. With Timeshifter, travelers can create their own personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter’s investors include retired NASA Astronaut Michael López-Alegría and Air Canada Chairman Vagn Sørensen.

Driven by customer demand, Timeshifter is joining a range of other benefits Haven Life offer to its policyholders and employees, including access to fitness platform Aaptiv, online will provider Trust & Will, digital safe deposit box LifeSite, and MinuteClinic health services inside CVS and Target stores.

Our aim with Haven Life Plus is to forge a simpler, more rewarding path for engaging life insurance customers beyond the point of purchase. The primary purpose of life insurance will always be to protect your loved ones in case you die, but it can also be something that makes your life easier while you’re living.
— Yaron Ben-Zvi, Co-founder and CEO of Haven Life
Jet lag comes with significant financial and personal consequences. From short term risks like poor alertness and concentration to long term effects such as a greater risk for disease. Timeshifter is adding value to both Haven Life and their policyholders and employees. No one wants a sleepy driver behind the wheel of a rental car, nor do travelers want to be fatigued at an important business meeting or miss out on the first day of their vacation.
— Steven W. Lockley, Ph.D., Harvard Medical School

Neither Haven Life nor its parent company MassMutual will access personally identifiable data about customers who use Timeshifter.

To learn more about the Timeshifter app and the jet lag science, visit www.timeshifter.com. To download the Timeshifter app, which comes with a complimentary jet lag plan, download the app on the App Store or Google Play.

NOTES TO EDITORS

Press kit:
http://www.timeshifter.com/havenlife-presskit

The science of jet lag:
www.timeshifter.com/the-science-of-jet-lag

About Timeshifter: Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - is developed with world-renowned scientists, based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. The same technology used by astronauts and elite athletes to perform at their best, is now available to you. With Timeshifter, you can create your own personalized jet lag plans based on your sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter incorporates a real-world Practicality FilterTM, ensuring that the advice is realistic and easy to follow; there is also a unique Quick TurnaroundTM feature for business travelers who want to be at their best during short business. An intuitive notification system provides the simple yet powerful advice, even while in-flight. For more information, visit www.timeshifter.com

About Haven Life: Haven Life is a life insurance startup, backed and wholly owned by MassMutual, that offers a simple online experience for buying high-quality and affordable coverage. Driven by a mission to make life less hard, Haven Life is committed to changing life insurance so that it's less time-consuming and far more rewarding. For more information, visit www.havenlife.com

Timeshifter raises seed funding, receives prestigious award, and is selected for Silicon Valley innovation program

Timeshifter raises seed funding, receives prestigious award, and is selected for Silicon Valley innovation program

New York (March 15, 2019) — Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - today announced it will finalize $1.45 million in seed financing, and that it was selected to join the latest group of travel startups by celebrated Silicon Valley startup accelerator, investor, and corporate innovation platform Plug and Play.

Timeshifter, which also just received National Sleep Foundation’s 2019 SleepTech® Award for ‘Best App’ last week, is developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor, Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. Dr. Lockley is a world-renowned expert in circadian rhythms, sleep, and jet lag. He has spent 25 years studying sleep, and works with clients such as NASA Astronauts and Formula 1 drivers on circadian management for optimal performance and health.

With Timeshifter, travelers can create their own easy-to-follow, personalized jet lag plans based on their sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter has already been recognized by leading media and hailed by its users, who have given it an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars.

Timeshifter offers a foundation for improved sleep and jet lag reduction that simply doesn’t exist in the travel industry today. Without Timeshifter’s personalized approach, no traveler can tackle the underlying cause of jet lag, and optimize their performance, enjoyment, and health when traveling. We have seen a number of early engagements from several of our corporate travel and hospitality partners, which is a key indicator Timeshifter is poised to revolutionize the travel experience.
— Jordan Bray, Head of Corporate Partnerships at Plug and Play Travel & Hospitality

Timeshifter has joined the Batch 7 / Spring 2019 of Plug and Play’s Travel & Hospitality program. Plug and Play is an innovation platform in Silicon Valley that brings together the best startups, investors, and the world’s largest corporations. The Plug and Play team discovered Timeshifter personally, on a recent trip around the world, on which some used Timeshifter to successfully beat jet lag, while others did not and struggled as a consequence. While Plug and Play saw great potential in Timeshifter, it was up to their corporate partners to invite Timeshifter into the travel cohort. Plug and Play Travel’s partners include Delta Air Lines, American Airlines, CWT, and Star Alliance.

Timeshifter’s investors include retired NASA Astronaut Michael López-Alegría and Air Canada Chairman Vagn Sørensen. Timeshifter is now preparing for its series A to further enhance the app and accelerate business development.

The award from the National Sleep Foundation and our selection to join Plug and Play’s latest group of travel startups in Silicon Valley represent exciting validation of Timeshifter and its mission. Along with amazing feedback from our users, this recognition confirms our belief that science and smart technology can revolutionize the travel industry. Our new fundraising will allow us to further enhance the Timeshifter app and grow our business partnerships. The Timeshifter team is grateful for these votes of confidence.
— Timeshifter Co-founder & CEO, Mickey Beyer-Clausen

Notes to editors

Press kit:
www.timeshifter.com/raise-award-selection

The science of jet lag:
www.timeshifter.com/the-science-of-jet-lag

About Timeshifter: Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - is developed with world-renowned scientists, based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. The same technology used by astronauts and elite athletes to perform at their best, is now available to you. With Timeshifter, you can create your own personalized jet lag plans based on your sleep pattern, chronotype, itinerary, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter incorporates a real-world Practicality Filter™, ensuring that the advice is realistic and easy to follow; there is also a unique Quick Turnaround™ feature for business travelers who want to be at their best during short business. An intuitive notification system provides the simple yet powerful advice, even while in-flight. For more information, visit www.timeshifter.com

About Plug and Play: Plug and Play is a global innovation platform headquartered in Silicon Valley. They have built accelerator programs, corporate innovation services, and an in-house VC to accelerate technological advancement. Since inception in 2006, Plug and Play’s programs have expanded worldwide to include a presence in over 20 locations globally, giving startups the necessary resources to succeed in Silicon Valley and beyond. With over 6,000 startups and 280 official corporate partners, Plug and Play has created the ultimate startup ecosystem in many industries. They provide active investments with 200 leading Silicon Valley VCs, and host more than 700 networking events per year. Companies in the Plug and Play community have raised over $7 billion in funding, with successful portfolio exits including PayPal, Dropbox, Danger, and Lending Club. For more information, visit www.plugandplaytechcenter.com

About National Sleep Foundation: The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. As the global voice for sleep health, National Sleep Foundation's priority goals are to ensure that: 1. Sleep is used as a vital sign of health by medical professionals and the public; 2. The biological sleep/wake process is common knowledge; 3. Workplaces, schools, homes and transportation infrastructures are designed to be sleep-friendly; 4. Sleep science is rapidly incorporated into products and services. For more information, visit www.sleepfoundation.org

Timeshifter partners with Amadeus to provide the travel industry with solution to jet lag

Timeshifter partners with Amadeus to provide the travel industry with solution to jet lag

New York (November 26, 2018) — Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - today announces a partnership with Amadeus, the world’s leading travel technology provider. Amadeus is working with Timeshifter as part of the Amadeus Next program. Amadeus Next helps to build and foster the leading travel tech startup community. The team looks to partner with startups to collaboratively solve specific problems for travelers and to improve the overall travel experience. Timeshifter and Amadeus aim to make jet lag history.

Since Timeshifter launched earlier this year, the app has quickly become a must-have tool for global travelers. As part of this partnership, Amadeus will support Timeshifter through its technology and expertise to further improve the app functionality and experience. In addition, Timeshifter will be introduced to Amadeus customers, including airlines, hotels, and travel agencies around the world.

Timeshifter is based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience. The algorithm behind the app was developed with world-renowned circadian expert, Dr. Steven Lockley from Harvard Medical School. Timeshifter generates highly personalized jet lag plans based on the traveler’s sleep pattern, chronotype, flight plan, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin.

Timeshifter has been bolstering its strategic partners, advisory board, as well as its investors, which now includes Michael López-Alegría, former NASA Astronaut, Smith L. Johnston, III, M.D., M.S., Medical Officer and Leader of Fatigue, Performance, and Longevity Programs at NASA’s Johnson Space Center, and Vagn Ove Sørensen, Chairman of Air Canada.

In addition, Under Armour is recommending Timeshifter to elite athletes to accelerate recovery and reduce the effects of jet lag to give them a new competitive edge, Six Senses is offering the app to its resort and hotel guests to ensure they maximize their vacation time, and Montblanc has pre-installed Timeshifter on its new Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch, making eliminating jet lag one step closer to being second nature.

“Amadeus is one of the largest global processors of travel bookings and a company the travel industry looks to for direction, so of course we are thrilled and honored to partner with them to solve jet lag, something that affects millions of travelers every year,” said Timeshifter Co-founder & CEO, Mickey Beyer-Clausen. “Timeshifter offers a science-based, easy-to-follow solution that can live on any traveler’s phone, requires no special equipment, and comes with huge benefits at almost no cost.”

“There are many misconceptions around how to eliminate jet lag, but Timeshifter’s approach is based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, for which we see huge potential,” said Matt James, who leads the Amadeus Next community. “The Timeshifter app helps people get the most out of their trip by greatly reducing or eliminating the most common barrier to optimal performance, enjoyment, and health, and we look forward to help make Timeshifter a natural part of bookings when people travel for business, go on vacation, or compete in a sports event abroad.”

Notes to editors

Press kit:
www.timeshifter.com/amadeuspresskit

The science of jet lag:
www.timeshifter.com/science

About Timeshifter: Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - is the most advanced jet lag tool in the world. It is developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, and is used by astronauts, elite athletes, and top CEOs. Timeshifter generates highly personalized jet lag plans based on the traveler’s sleep pattern, chronotype, flight plan, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter incorporates a real world "practicality" filter, ensuring that the advice is realistic and easy to follow; there is also a unique Quick Turnaround™ feature for business travelers who want to be at their best during short business trips that are not long enough to allow full adjustment. A notification system provides the simple yet powerful advice, even while in-flight. More information: www.timeshifter.com

About Amadeus: Travel broadens horizons, creates connections and builds economies. Travel powers progress. And Amadeus powers travel. Amadeus builds the critical solutions that help airlines and airports, hotels and railways, search engines, travel agencies, tour operators and other travel players to run their operations and improve the travel experience, billions of times a year, all over the world. Amadeus has been doing it for more than 30 years, and are just getting started. Innovating. Moving fast. Working with customers and partners to power better, more rewarding journeys. Leading the industry forward to shape a better future of travel. More information: www.amadeus.com/en

Amadeus Next: Amadeus Next is not just another corporate startup program, incubator or accelerator. Amadeus Next’s vision is to build and foster the leading travel tech startup community in Asia Pacific. At the heart of the global travel industry, Amadeus Next join and connect the key players in travel tech to shape the future of travel. Amadeus Next mentor, nurture and partner with startups in Asia Pacific to take them to the next level on their journey to scale into awesome companies. Amadeus Next is building an ecosystem of likeminded partners and organizations that are equally as excited about travel tech. Amadeus Next leverages Amadeus’ technology, expertise, reach and funding to empower entrepreneurs to challenge the status quo.

'Timeshifting - Jet lag is history' panel at Web Summit 2018

'Timeshifting - Jet lag is history' panel at Web Summit 2018

Recording of the ’Timeshifting - Jet lag is history’ panel at Web Summit 2018.

Former NASA Astronaut Mike Massimino and Timeshifter co-founders, entrepreneur Mickey Beyer-Clausen and Dr. Steven Lockley, a world-renowned circadian neuroscientist from Harvard Medical School, take us through the issues facing global travelers today and the science they converted into the cure.

Learn how Timeshifter® - The Jet Lag App® - can help you shift your circadian rhythm quickly to align with your destination and avoid the struggles of jet lag. Dr. Lockley explains the simple actions prescribed by Timeshifter's proprietary algorithm that can enhance performance, while Massimino talks about Timeshifting on earth and in space.

How smart is your smartwatch? Montblanc launches Summit 2 with Timeshifter

How smart is your smartwatch? Montblanc launches Summit 2 with Timeshifter

October 15, 2018

With the new Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch you stay ahead. It's your connected companion for a life of travel, health, and exploration. Montblanc Summit 2 travel functions include the Timeshifter app and watch face, providing personalized advice to minimize jet lag based on the traveler’s sleep pattern, chronotype, and flight plan. Used by astronauts and elite athletes, and based on the latest in sleep and circadian neuroscience. With the Timeshifter pre-installed on the Montblanc Summit 2 smartwatch, eliminating jet lag is one step closer to being second nature.

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New Timeshifter app helps you tackle the underlying cause of jet lag

New Timeshifter app helps you tackle the underlying cause of jet lag

New York (June 5, 2018) — Timeshifter™ today announced the release of its Timeshifter app for iOS and Android, developed to help travelers eliminate jet lag. Timeshifter is based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, and is developed with a leading expert in the field of circadian rhythms, Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D.

The algorithm behind the new Timeshifter app is already helping astronauts, elite athletes, and top CEOs. Now, this much-needed tool is available for everyone.

“Helping travelers overcome jet lag is a perfect example of how mobile devices will improve our lives in unexpected ways, and represents a paradigm shift in jet lag solutions” says Mickey Beyer- Clausen, CEO of Timeshifter. “We are thrilled to finally put an end to all the jet lag myths and misinformation out there, and instead offer an effective tool that truly addresses the underlying cause of jet lag.”

Jet lag is caused when the sleep-wake and light-dark cycle shift too quickly. Our 24-hour circadian clock easily adapts by minutes each day in response to the changes in sunrise and sunset, but when crossing multiple time zones quickly, the brain just can't keep up. Timeshifter not only provides advice to alleviate the disruptive symptoms of jet lag such as insomnia and sleepiness, but addresses the underlying circadian disruption by rapidly resynchronizing the circadian clock to the new time zone, reducing the negative impact of jet lag on other brain and body functions.

“The problems caused by jet lag cannot be tackled using generic advice, which is over simplistic and can often be counterproductive, making jet lag worse”, says Dr. Steven Lockley. “Each traveler and trip is different and requires a personalized approach taking your sleep pattern, chronotype, flight plan, and a range of personal preferences into account.”

Timeshifter generates highly personalized jet lag plans based on the traveler’s sleep pattern, chronotype, flight plan, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation. Timeshifter incorporates a real world “practicality” filter, ensuring that the advice is realistic and easy to follow; there is also a unique Quick TurnaroundTM feature for business travelers who want to be at their best during short business trips that are not long enough to allow full adjustment. A notification system provides the simple yet powerful advice, even while in-flight. Using Timeshifter is a straightforward and empowering experience, and requires no special equipment.

Timeshifter’s launch partners include Under Armour and Six Senses - Under Armour is bringing Timeshifter to its elite athletes, while Six Senses will offer the app to its resort and hotel guests.

"Under Armour’s pursuit of athlete optimization includes the areas of sleep, travel and recovery. Timeshifter is a solution we use with elite level athletes to accelerate recovery and reduce the effects of jet lag and give them a competitive edge.” - Michael Watts, Athlete Performance and Innovation at Under Armour.

“We all love to feel good when traveling on business or pleasure, but when flying long distances jet lag can cause stress, fatigue, moodiness and restless nights. We’re delighted to partner with Timeshifter and to provide our guests with a state-of-the-art tool so they can get the most out of their time when staying with Six Senses and to be their best after they arrive back home.” - Neil Jacobs, CEO of Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Timeshifter is now available on the App Store and Google Play for $9.99 per jet lag plan (one-way or roundtrip) or $24.99 for an annual subscription. Visit www.timeshifter.com for more information.

About Timeshifter

Timeshifter is the quickest and most reliable way to adjust to eliminate jet lag. It is developed with Harvard Medical School Associate Professor Steven Lockley, Ph.D., based on the latest research in sleep and circadian neuroscience, and is used by astronauts, elite athletes, and top CEOs. Timeshifter generates highly personalized jet lag plans based on the traveler’s sleep pattern, chronotype, flight plan, and optional preferences such as pre-travel adjustment or the use of melatonin for even faster adaptation.

About Steven Lockley, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist in the Division of Sleep and Circadian Disorders at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Sleep Medicine, Harvard Medical School. He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and an Affiliated Faculty member of the Center for Health and the Global Environment, Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Lockley is a renowned expert in circadian rhythms, sleep and jet lag. He has spent 25 years studying sleep and works with clients such as Formula 1's elite and NASA astronauts.

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