Do you feel tired every day, despite getting plenty of sleep at night? You may be suffering from sleep apnea, a disorder that affects 22 million people in the U.S. — most of whom have no idea they have it. But Withings hopes to change that.
The company’s popular sleep tracking mat now detects breathing disturbances, a symptom of sleep apnea. It also offers educational content to help you recognize the signs of the condition.
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Sleep apnea is a disorder that causes pauses in your breathing while you sleep. Sometimes those pauses last for just a few seconds, but in some cases, they can last for a few minutes — and they might happen several times in the night.
There are lots of causes of sleep apnea, including obesity, allergies, and enlarged tonsils. It’s common in those who have a family history of the condition, and it can increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, and more.
What’s most worrying about sleep apnea is that most of those who suffer from it have no idea. But that could change with the Withings sleep mat.
Helping you keep an eye on sleep apnea
With the most recent update to its sleep mat, Withings has added the ability to track breathing disturbances during the night, and chart them over time. It hopes that it will have medical-grade, certified tracking by the end of this year.
“The new feature acts as a first step towards Withings’ strategy to introduce even more advanced sleep diagnostics including sleep apnea detection, which affects 22 million Americans, 80% of whom are unaware they have the condition despite its potential for serious health impacts,” Withings explains.
You don’t need any additional hardware to track breathing disturbances. Simply download the latest update for your sleep tracking mat and you’re good to go. It could well be one of the most important upgrades you perform this year.
Get your Withings sleep mat today
If you don’t already own a Withings sleep tracking mat, you can order yours from Amazon today for $99.95.