Withings has announced the Sleep Analyzer which is an unobtrusive sleep tracker that utilizes the world’s most advanced sensors and technology to analyze sleep and detect sleep apnea, a highly prevalent and underdiagnosed disease. It is available in the EU and U.K after receiving CE marking for medical devices. It has been crafted in conjunction with sleep experts and clinically validated to provide medical-grade analysis and sleep apnea detection all from the comfort of the home.
Medical Grade Insights from Your Own Bed
There around one billion people who suffer from sleep apnea ranging from mild to severe in terms of severity. This can lead to major health and cardiovascular issues. The major issue is that 8 out of 10 people don’t know they have it. An abstract released in 2018 by ResMed, also noted that around 175 million Europeans have obstructive sleep apnea. Withings has committed to creating health devices which make it easy for people to track and identify major health conditions early. It was this commitment that led to producing the first at-home sleep apnea detection device that doesn’t need to be worn.
The Sleep Analyzer requires a one time set up only and comes with an advanced sound sensor. The sensor helps track snoring signals which is one of the indicators of sleep apnea. Users can check after waking up in the morning whether any sleep apnea episodes occurred in the accompanying Health Mate app. They can also share the results with physicians and sleep specialists through the app.
The validation fro sleep apnea detection capability for the Sleep Analyzer comes through a clinical study with Hôpital Antoine Béclère in France and Hôpital St-Pierre in Belgium. In this study the Sleep Analyzer was compared to a Polysomnography (PSG) analysis, the gold standard of medical sleep analysis that is performed on patients in sleep clinics, to confirm the mat’s precision to perform a diagnostic test of sleep apnea syndrome to find moderate to severe cases. The results of the study conducted on 118 patient participants concluded that Sleep Analyzer had similar average Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI) results, which measures the severity of sleep, as a PSG. Sleep Analyzer’s average AHI was 32.5 compared to 32.8 by PSG.
Unparalleled Sleep Analysis
Sleep Analyzer is a sleek mat with dimensions 25 by 7.5 inches. You can place it under your mattress as it fits seamlessly. It has a one-time setup which automatically provides an in-depth look at users’ nights. Like its predecessor, Withings Sleep, it uses a pneumatic sensor to measure respiratory rate, body movement and continuous heart rate to track users’ sleep cycles (deep, light, and REM) and cycle durations as well as users’ overall sleep duration and interruptions. Additionally, it uses the sound sensor to also detect snoring and share with users the number of snoring episodes they experience each night and their durations.
Sleep Analyzer is available in Europe from April 28 for €129,95 and in the U.K. for £119.95 at withings.com and Amazon and replaces its predecessor Withings Sleep. It will be available in the U.S., following FDA clearance.