So far they have got the go-ahead from the US regulator, but let's hope it's a feature that will be rolled out to other regions sooner rather than later.
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Samsung has announced that it has received the necessary authorization from the FDA (US health authority) to detect and alert users about Obstructive Sleep Apnea in the US.
The Korean smartwatch, through the Samsung Health Monitor App, will be able to detect the various signs of apnea and inform the user about how much, how, and when this breathing disturbance occurs during sleep.
More than 25% of American males and 10% of females are believed to suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is one of the major sleep disturbances, often going undiagnosed or undetected in many cases, leading to poor sleep, causing irritability, stress, constant fatigue, dryness, headaches, and the potential development of heart problems.
With this new feature, it will be much easier to be alert and know if we are among those who experience moments of breathlessness during sleep. To do this, instead of the cumbersome diagnosis of apnea that typically involves sleeping in a monitored health center, we will need to sleep for more than four hours for two days within ten days with the watch on, nothing more.
By simplifying the diagnosis of apnea in this way, it will be easier to try to find a solution and avoid having to go through a tough time due to lack of oxygen during sleep.
Note: This content has been translated with an artificial intelligence tool, so the translation may be slightly inaccurate. The original version written by our editor is the Spanish version.