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Withings Sleep Analyzer helps prevent sleep apnea

With the Sleep Diary, available today in its Sleep Analyser, Withings is digitizing its sleep sensor for a better understanding of your nights while offering doctors an original diagnostic tool.

PIERRE SCHELLINGEN
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The figures speak for themselves: 36% of French people say they suffer from at least one sleep disorder. Sleep apnea alone affects approximately 5% of the French adult population. That is the equivalent of more than 3.4 million French people. More generally, 3 out of 4 French people complain of sleeping poorly, severe and chronic insomnia affects approximately 16% of French people.

However, it is very difficult when you wake up to know if you have had a restful sleep or not. At best, we can self-diagnose a nocturnal problem following a malform during the day. But what order is it? What factors upset your nights?

A connected object to slip under the mattress

Withings, one of the main players in connected health, provides an original solution in the form of a pneumatic sensor to be placed under the mattress: the Withings Sleep Analyser. This accessory is able to automatically collect your sleep data.

Validated following a clinical study and benefiting from the medical CE marking, the Sleep Analyzer allows, among other things, the detection of sleep apnea. It detects this respiratory anomaly as well as its warning signs and thus helps to motivate its user to adopt a better lifestyle.

As a reminder, this discreet and little known disease is a pathology that boils down to episodes of uncontrolled respiratory arrest during the night. A person is considered apneic if more than 5 respiratory arrests per hour are detected. Sleep plays a major role in the functioning of immune defenses and the brain system, so it is imperative to control it.

Your night scrutinized in every detail

The Sleep Analyzer will therefore deliver a large amount of information about your nights. They will be available in the morning, and in connection with your Wi-Fi connection, from the Health Mate application. The different phases of your sleep (deep, light or paradoxical sleep) will be dissected so that you can better understand what can cause your sleep to slip. Your naps will also be carefully scrutinized as well as your nocturnal awakenings.

Easy to use and non-invasive, it also measures the movements of the rib cage and the heart rate. A low frequency sensor can also be used to analyze snoring. The regularity, the quality of sleep and its duration are all elements taken into consideration and referenced in the end-of-night assessment.

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And as this data may seem cryptic to the uninitiated, Withings has introduced what it has called a Sleep Diary which can, if necessary, be shared with your doctor. It will be easy to send him a copy in PDF format so that he can advise you. He will obviously be able to use this file to take charge of you with as much information as possible about your nights.

Measurements equivalent to those obtained in a hospital

This Sleep Diary has been developed and thoroughly tested by Professor Escourrou, a sleep specialist in the sleep laboratory of the Paris-Béclère hospital. For him, this solution seems unavoidable: “Thanks to objective and automatically collected data, the Sleep Diary, so tedious to fill in manually up to now, could make a spectacular contribution to better diagnosing and treating sleep disorders such as insomnia and circadian rhythm disorders. Designed with sleep doctors, it reveals the relevant information that will allow the patient and the healthcare professional to act”.

For him, the results obtained by the Withings solution would be equivalent to those obtained through polysomnography devices available in hospitals. Namely that these will force you to spend the night covered with electrodes placed on the scalp, face, chest, arms and legs.

The obvious advantage of the Withings Sleep Analyzer is the lightness of the device and the fact that it can be used every night to obtain results over several weeks or even months. Obviously, the doctor will appreciate and can refine the diagnosis by making averages over long periods. He may, if necessary, offer you a visit to a specialist for additional examinations.

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Withings also markets other products aimed at scrutinizing your health such as connected watches (video link https://www.objetsdufutur.fr/2021/10/07/scanwatch-horizon-la-nouvelle-montre-orientee-sante-de -withings/), scales or blood pressure monitors, all in a coherent ecosystem that makes it easier to take charge of your health.

* Presse Santé strives to transmit medical knowledge in a language accessible to all. In NO CASE can the information given replace medical advice.

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