June 4, 2019

Five ways Beddr can help you sleep better

With 90 million Americans struggling with at least one kind of sleep disorder, it’s no wonder that public interest in sleep hygiene has spiked in recent years. With so many people seeking a greater understanding of  how sleep  affects their overall health and well-being, the consumer health tech field took note and a barrage of new products flooded the market. Although some claim that they have recorded millions of nights of sleep data most is not particularly useful in the eyes of a trained sleep physician.

The Beddr SleepTuner is the only FDA-Class II registered device that gathers highly accurate information that sleep physicians have relied upon for decades to more fully understand an  individual’s sleep problems and ultimately arrive at a formal diagnosis. The SleepTuner gathers much of the same data as an overnight sleep lab test, but allows you to sleep in the comfort of your own bed and take multiple assessments over the course of several nights instead of betting everything on a single night’s evaluation.

If you find yourself in any of the five situations listed below, the Beddr SleepTuner can give you valuable insight into the quality of your sleep, assess your risk for a sleep disorder, and show you ways to improve your sleep habits to help you sleep better.

No. 1: You’re always tired despite getting adequate hours of sleep each night

People with chronic sleep deprivation have up to a four times greater risk for chronic disease, including diabetes and high blood pressure.  Additionally being sleep deprived increases the incidence of chronic fatigue, daily underperformance, and increased likelihood to be involved in a serious accident.

The Beddr SleepTuner tracks vital sleep information including your blood oxygen saturation, heart rate, sleep position, sleep duration, and night-over-night variation, information that can help you determine why you are not feeling restored after a full night’s rest.


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No. 2: Your bed partner has complained about your snoring or gasping for air during sleep

Most people don’t realize that there’s a very real connection between snoring and a serious medical condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Like a sleep lab in your pocket, the Beddr SleepTuner is specifically designed for repeated overnight measurement of disrupted breathing so you can see if your results hold steady over multiple nights.

Because we measure stopped breathing events instead of just snoring, we can arm you with more information to assess the impact of weight loss, alcohol consumption, and non-prescription medication on your sleep health.

The SleepTuner will be able to infer, with clinical-grade accuracy, the various times throughout the night that you may be struggling to breathe, and take note of any stopped breathing events. Based on the frequency and length of any breathing-related incidents, it will then recommend ways for you to improve your breathing.

No. 3: You suspect you may have a sleep disorder like sleep apnea

Of the millions of people in the United States who are living with a sleep disorder, it is estimated that more than half suffer from sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has been linked to many health issues, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, depression, irregular heartbeat, heart attack, and stroke. A lack of deep, restorative sleep can also impair attention and short-term memory.

The Beddr SleepTuner infers, with clinical-grade accuracy, the various times throughout the night that you may be struggling to breathe, and takes note of any stopped breathing events. Based on the frequency and length of any breathing-related incidents, it will then recommend ways for you to improve your breathing.

No. 4: You are currently treating your sleep apnea with CPAP or another device

If you are currently treating your sleep apnea with CPAP, a custom mouth guard, sleep positioner, or other device, the Beddr SleepTuner can help you measure the impact of treatment on your overall sleep quality.

If the Beddr SleepTuner detects potential issues, you’ll have an early warning that you may want to talk with your doctor about adjusting your CPAP mask or settings, refitting your mouth guard, or making additional lifestyle changes to improve your sleep health.

No. 5: You want to know how certain lifestyle choices affect your overall sleep quality

Data collected by the Beddr SleepTuner helps you understand how small, incremental changes in lifestyle choices can help you get better sleep. Perhaps you’re curious as to whether that last glass of wine the night before or afternoon latte did more harm than good. The SleepTuner doesn’t make judgments. Rather, it gives recommendations based on real science and vetted research.

The Beddr SleepTuner can reveal powerful insights into the impact your choices have on your sleep and empower you to make informed, healthful choices. It also helps you understand what the impact of these changes are on your sleep quality and overall health, and empowers you to take the next steps that are right for you.

One of the most helpful things about the Beddr SleepTuner is that you can see data parsed out over a longer period of time. How long? Well, as long as you need it to be. When sleep tuning, you can make adjustments to your sleep position, sleep hygiene, diet, and exercise, and then measure the impact that these changes have on your overall sleep quality. This information can help you improve your breathing, increase sleep duration, and reduce snoring.


Ed Pienkosz is an experienced healthcare and behavior change professional with a focus on improving the quality of life through awareness, education and empowerment. He has more than 30 years of professional experience in healthcare and wellness including Population Health, Chronic Disease management and prevention, and quality of life improvement. Ed holds a Master’s of Science in Exercise Physiology and is a member of the International Consortium for Health & Wellness Coaching.