📩 16/10/2023 14:30
Samsung is adding the new sleep apnea feature to the Samsung Health Monitor app to help more people discover sleep apnea at an early stage.
Samsung Electronics announced that the new sleep apnea feature to be offered in the Samsung Health Monitor application has been approved by the Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and that the feature will come to the Galaxy Watch series used in Korea early next year. The new feature aims to help more people detect obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in the early stages, which are difficult to diagnose and often untreated.
Hon Pak, Vice President of Samsung Electronics and Director of MX Business Digital Health Team, said about the new feature: “Samsung remains committed to providing advanced technologies to its Galaxy series wearable devices that will help more people better understand and take control of their health status. “With the new sleep apnea feature in the Galaxy Watch series, we offer users an easy-to-use and proactive tool to recognize this potential disorder at the earliest possible stages, before their condition worsens.”
Sleep apnea, considered a common and serious medical syndrome, causes a person to stop breathing while asleep. This can lead to interruptions in oxygen intake, poor sleep quality and other health problems such as hypertension, heart disease, stroke or cognitive disorders. According to the National Sleep Foundation, approximately 25 percent of men and 10 percent of women in the United States suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, and most patients are unaware of their symptoms and do not receive treatment. The new sleep apnea feature was developed to enable more people to proactively detect signs of the syndrome, encouraging early diagnosis and reducing potential health problems.
The Galaxy Watch's new sleep apnea feature will be added to blood pressure monitoring, electrocardiogram (ECG) tracking, and irregular heart rhythm notification (IHRN), which is the latest addition to the Samsung Health Monitor app that gives users a better understanding of their holistic health from their wrist. The new sleep apnea feature will be available to Galaxy Watch series users in Korea via app updates to Samsung Health Monitor starting early next year.