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Samsung Smartwatch Receives FDA Approval for Sleep Apnea Detection

Great news for smartwatch users! The Samsung Galaxy Watch has officially received FDA (US Food and Drug Administration) approval for its sleep apnea detection feature. This marks a major breakthrough in the smartwatch world, where health and fitness features have become a primary focus.

Sleep Apnea Detection Feature: The Latest Smartwatch Innovation

Over the past few years, the smartwatch industry has been constantly striving for innovation, particularly in heart rate monitoring and blood oxygen level detection. Now, Samsung has come up with an equally important feature: sleep apnea detection.

Sleep apnea is a relatively common sleep disorder, affecting approximately 39 million people in the United States and 936 million people worldwide. In fact, up to 80% of sleep apnea sufferers remain undiagnosed, putting them at risk of developing various other health conditions such as type 2 diabetes, heart and kidney failure, high blood pressure, stroke, and more.

How the Sleep Apnea Detection Feature Works on the Samsung Galaxy Watch

The latest Samsung Galaxy Watch can detect moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in users over 22 years of age who have not yet been diagnosed. Using the watch is simple. Users simply need to sleep and monitor themselves using the smartwatch for two nights, for at least 4 hours per night, within a 10-day period.

A Breakthrough Benefiting Millions of People

While not the first to offer a sleep apnea detection feature, the FDA’s approval of the Samsung Galaxy Watch makes it the first wearable device officially recognized for its ability to detect sleep apnea early.

This breakthrough has the potential to help millions of people avoid the dangers of sleep apnea. With the ease of monitoring and early detection, sleep apnea sufferers can promptly receive appropriate treatment to improve their quality of life and overall health.

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