Samsung has officially confirmed that the sleep apnea feature on the Samsung Health Monitor app has received De Novo authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
It detects signs of sleep apnea using a compatible Samsung Galaxy Watch and phone and it was announced last October in Korea.
According to the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), roughly 25% of men and 10% of women in the U.S. experience OSA. The new feature on the Samsung Health Monitor app is expected to help more people proactively detect moderate or severe forms of OSA, and as a result of the detection seek medical care to reduce the possibility of health-related complications.
The quality of sleep people get every night has a significant impact on their physical and mental well-being, relationships, performance and more.