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Withings' new Sleep Analyzer promises medical-grade sleep apnea detection

The French health tech company's new sleep tracker slips under the mattress just as before, but now can do more

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Withings has announced a new sleep-tracking device called the Sleep Analyzer. Replacing the Sleep, the new model offers sleep apnea detection for the first time.

Like its predecessor, the new model is housed in a thin fabric case which slips beneath your mattress, meaning it can't be seen or felt while you sleep. It also works without any wearable technology, and is clinically validated in the UK and in Europe.

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In some ways, Sleep Analyzer works by measuring heart rate, breathing and movement, just as before, then uses this data to serve up a report on your sleep the following morning in the Healthmate app for iOS and Android. Your heart rate and movement is captured using a pneumatic sensor and each night is given a score out of 100. But now, the device can help to detect sleep apnea, a condition that is believed to affect up to a fifth of the population, and often goes undiagnosed. Symptoms include interrupted breathing during the night, gasping or choking noises, waking up frequently, and loud snoring. If serious, undiagnosed sleep apnea can contribute to serious health issues like high blood pressure, arrhythmia, strokes and heart failure.

Withings said the Sleep Analyzer's sleep apnea sensing abilities have been validated with trials at hospitals in Belgium and the company's native France. The metrics the new sleeping device collects appear with other data, and each night of sleep is given a green, yellow or red marker and a score indicating how severe your sleep apnea is.

Withings Sleep Analyzer The device slips under the mattressWithings

Like its predecessors, the new model includes IFTTT (If This, Then That) interaction, which means the sleeping pad can be set to control smart home devices. For example, you can have lights switch off when you get into bed, or fire up a coffee machine when you get up in the morning, all by the Sleep Analyzer detecting your movement.

The Sleep Analyzer is available in the UK and Europe now, priced at £120 and €130 respectively — about $150. But the device is not on sale yet in the United States. Withings is still waiting for medical approval from the FDA, which is required before U.S. sales can begin.

The previous sleep tracker, Sleep, is currently available in the U.S, and Withings has received FDA approval to sell other health devices in recent months, including the Move ECG smartwatch.

Withings Sleep - Sleep Tracking Pad Under The Mattress with Sleep Cycle Analysis


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