Samsung has made it official that the FDA (American Food and Drug Administration) has authorized the monitoring functionality of thesleep apnea through the app Samsung Health. In particular, this innovation will allow the Samsung Galaxy Watch and a compatible smartphone to detect signs of moderate to severe sleep apnea (OSA) during a two-night monitoring (dedicated to users over the age of 22).
Sleep apnea is a cessation of breathing during sleep, which causes a reduction in the quality of sleep and greater tiredness during the day. Additionally, sleep apnea, if left uncontrolled, can increase the risk of cardiovascular disease. In this sense, Samsung’s functionality will allow the detection of even the most severe forms of OSA.
The Korean company announced that the new feature will be available on the Galaxy Watch series in the United States through the Samsung Health Monitor app in the third quarter. In this regard, availability may vary depending on the market, the operator and the model of both the smartwatch and the smartphone.
Finally, according to data from the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), 25% of men and 10% of women in the United States suffer from OSA.