1B people suffer from sleep apnea, a disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep, and even more suffer from “poor quality sleep.” We know what you’re thinking: There’s gotta be a better way!?
Correction: A Beddr way.
All it takes is a sticker to the forehead
Sure, it looks like you got pranked after a long night of drinking, but apparently, it works.
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Beddrs founders were looking for products that could diagnose sleep disorder without patients spending a night in a lab hooked up to wires and oxygen masks.
Turns out, it all came down to oxygen: Skin on the forehead is less sensitive than other areas and is also a prime location to accurately measure oxygen levels. And so, the SleepTuner was born.
Ok, but how does it work?
The device, described as the size of a postage stamp and the weight of a nickel, uses an infrared sensor to measure blood oxygen levels while simultaneously measuring a sleeper’s movement.
The wearable syncs with an app to provide insights into your sleep quality and how to improve it like, “Maybe skip those 4 ‘bedtime beers’ every night.”