Wear this Samsung Galaxy Watch for good sleep. This is how…

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Good health is strongly linked to good sleep. Sleep helps bodies and minds recover and empowers people to wake up refreshed and ready for the day ahead. Can a smartwatch help?

The quality of sleep people get every night has a significant impact on their physical and mental well-being, relationships, performance and more. 

In some respite for people suffering from sleep apnea, Samsung Electronics has received the approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for sleep apnea feature on its Health Monitor app for smartwatch.

Untreated sleep apnea can compound the risk of cardiovascular diseases such as hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cardiac arrhythmias and stroke.

The feature will detect signs of sleep apnea using a compatible Samsung Galaxy Watch and phone.

South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) approved the feature last October in South Korea.

The sleep apnea feature will enable users over the age of 22 who have not been diagnosed with sleep apnea to detect signs of moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) over a two-night monitoring period.

To utilise the feature, users will be able to simply track their sleep twice for more than four hours within a 10-day period.

The feature will be available on the Galaxy Watch series in the US via Samsung Health Monitor app in the third quarter, said the company.

“Users should not use this feature to replace traditional methods of diagnosis and treatment by a qualified clinician. The data provided by this device is also not intended to assist clinicians in diagnosing sleep disorders,” according to the company.

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