Samsung’s sleep apnea device on the Galaxy Watch gets FDA approval

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Samsung has announced that its sleep apnea feature on the Samsung Galaxy Watch has received FDA approval in the United States, with Samsung saying it is the first of its kind to receive US Food and Drug Administration approval.

The Sleep Apnea feature enables users over the age of 22 who have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea to detect symptoms of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) over a two-night monitoring period. is a common and chronic sleep condition that often goes undiagnosed. And no treatment was done. To use this feature, users can track their sleep for more than four hours twice within a ten-day period.

OSA causes a person to stop breathing while sleeping and often results in disrupted oxygen supply, reduced sleep quality and increased daytime fatigue. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as high blood pressure, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias, and stroke. According to National Sleep Foundation (NSF), approximately 25% of men and 10% of women in the US experience OSA. The new feature on the Samsung Health Monitor app is expected to help more people proactively detect moderate or severe forms of OSA, and reduce the likelihood of health complications requiring medical care as a result of detection .

You can find more information about the sleep apnea feature on the Samsung Galaxy Watch on the Samsung website at the link below.


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