Beddr, the maker of SleepTuner, an FDA-registered consumer wearable that can measure your sleep, launched a new program that provides employees with a sleep tracking device, weekly coaching and referrals to experts, reports MobiHealthNews.
“Sleep is the foundation to every employee’s mental and physical health. High-quality sleep has been shown to both reduce healthcare costs, as well as improve productivity, but most employers haven’t found a comprehensive program that addresses the primary root causes of sleep issues and that benefits their entire workforce,” Michael Kisch, CEO and cofounder of Beddr, said in a statement. “Beddr’s program helps people who have a combination of physiological, psychological, and lifestyle causes of their chronic sleep issues. By enabling people to understand the root causes of their sleep problems and providing easier access to coaching and physicians, we have seen a dramatic increase among our users relative to the overall population in their understanding of their sleep health and how their choices impact their overall sleep quality.”
Beddr’s SleepTuner is an FDA-registered sensor that the company launched late last year. The device sticks to the user’s forehead, where it measures blood oxygenation, heart rate, sleep position and stopped breathing events. These data are then transmitted to the connected mobile app for the users to view trends describing their sleep quality and potential approaches to addressing them.
The Beddr program costs $349 per person and includes the SleepTuner, mobile app. A four-week sleep coaching is also included in the program. At the end of the four-week program, participants can choose a monthly subscription service and continue working with a coach and further enhance their sleep. While Beddr’s solution is first being offered to employers, it will be available directly to consumers in the near future.
“Beddr is making sleep health more affordable and accessible by bringing the power of a sleep lab into the comfort of your home, combining clinical data and sleep science with guided behavioral change. Whether a person has insomnia, sleep apnea or poor sleep hygiene, Beddr can help people understand, improve and achieve their true sleep,” said Kisch.
Beddr was founded in 2016 and is based in Mountain View, California. The company also has offices in Seattle.