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Updates about sleep-related diagnostic devices, therapies, products and companies

New Apple Watch operating system includes sleep tracking

Apple announced this week that its latest version of the Apple Watch operating system will include sleep tracking features. According to the Apple press release, watchOS 7 will track sleep timing and duration through “the detection of micro-movements from the watch’s accelerometer, which signals [...]

2020-06-26T17:19:39-05:00June 26th, 2020|Industry|

Digital treatment for insomnia receives FDA clearance

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has cleared the first prescription-based digital therapeutic for the treatment of chronic insomnia in adults, according to a press release from the product developer, Pear Therapeutics. Somryst, formerly SHUTi, uses cognitive behavioral therapy and data-based sleep restrictions to [...]

2020-03-26T22:32:34-05:00March 26th, 2020|Industry|

Walmart takes on health care delivery

America’s largest company is trying to tackle one of the nation’s most complex issues — health care. In January, Walmart opened its second health center, offering primary and urgent care; dental, vision and hearing treatment; labs; X-rays; and other services. Walmart Health has the [...]

2020-03-06T01:09:59-06:00March 6th, 2020|Industry|

Oral device to treat sleep apnea cleared by FDA

Australian-based Oventus has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for an oral device to treat obstructive sleep apnea, according to a Sept. 2, 2019, company statement. The O2Vent Optima is a customized, 3D-printed, nylon oral device that stabilizes the patient’s upper [...]

2020-02-26T18:25:01-06:00March 5th, 2020|Industry|

Walgreens attempts to connect customers to sleep solutions

Hoping to improve the nation’s sleep and expand its services to consumers, Walgreens has added sleep disorders to the growing list of chronic conditions it can help treat. The pharmacy’s digital platform, Find Care, connects consumers to health services like virtual doctor visits, online [...]

2020-02-26T18:05:51-06:00March 2nd, 2020|Industry|

Fitbit expands efforts to track your sleep

Smartwatches just aren’t counting steps, they’re also trying to track your sleep. Fitbit, a leading wearable device company, now includes a sleep tracking feature in its Versa 2 smartwatch. It uses sensors, algorithms and intuitive technologies to evaluate the quality of a user’s sleep. [...]

2020-02-25T17:21:05-06:00February 26th, 2020|Industry|

Smartphone screening device for sleep apnea

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued clearance to Resonea for an in-home sleep apnea screening device, according to a July 25, 2019, statement issued by the company. Drowzle is a prescription smartphone-based device that tracks symptoms and records breathing patterns during sleep [...]

2020-02-25T16:06:42-06:00February 25th, 2020|Industry|

FDA clears disposable home sleep apnea test

An Israeli-based company has received clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a new home sleep apnea test, according to a June 6, 2019, announcement from Itamar Medical. The company reports that its WatchPAT One is the first fully disposable home sleep [...]

2020-02-19T16:46:12-06:00February 18th, 2020|Industry|