Ramat Gan, Israel, September 6, 2016 – EarlySense, the market leader in contact-free continuous monitoring solutions, released today sleep scores gathered from a sample of 900 Europeans using an EarlySense-powered sleep sensor for six months. Data recordings from more than 20,000 nights were analyzed.
Originally designed for hospitals, EarlySense’s contact-free health monitoring sensor detects more than 50,000 data points every night to provide users with a precise picture of overall health.
“Nighttime is the best time to monitor our health because it builds a clear baseline in which fluctuations can be quickly detected,” said Avner Halperin, CEO of EarlySense. “Any changes or abnormal readings indicate if we are getting healthier and in better shape, or provide advanced warnings of health disorders, including breathing disorders, fever or cardiac events.”
The data indicates that Italians have the highest sleep quality scores, with an average of 71.9. The British follow, at 65.4; Germans are next, at 65.1; and the French sleep most poorly, with an average score of 60.4. The data also shows that, as expected, breathing interruptions are identified more in overweight people and more in men than in women.
Women sleep better in each of the four countries analyzed, with average sleep scores as follows:
- Italy: 83.4
- Germany: 69.0
- Great Britain: 67.6
- France: 61.9
Sleep score is determined by a combination of seven contributors, which typically reflect the subjective feeling of one’s sleep, including total sleep time (TST), sleep efficiency (SE), amount of deep sleep, time to fall asleep (Sleep Latency) and number of awakenings during the night.
“Sleep is crucial to our health, and identifying sleep disorders and breathing disorders in sleep is of paramount importance,” said Prof. Asher Tal, Founder and previous Head of the Pediatric Pulmonary Unit and Sleep Center at Soroka Medical Center.
“In a recent letter to the prestigious ‘Sleep’ scientific journal, the authors noted the huge opportunity to improve care by tracking sleep at home with wearable devices. Now, we may be able to take that a step further with medically-proven sensors that face no compliance challenges.”
Placed under a mattress, the contact-free EarlySense sensor communicates with a dedicated smartphone app to track users’ heart rate, respiratory rate and body motion. Employing advanced algorithms, data is used to measure and analyze sleep patterns and overall health stability.
Additional data findings include:
Overweight users (BMI>30) had an 8% lower sleep score than those who were not overweight.
Average Time to Fall Asleep:
Men: 19 minutes; Women: 17 minutes
Age: over 70: 20 minutes; 50-70: 18 minutes; Under 50: 19 minutes
British: 20 minutes; German:18 minutes; French: 19 minutes; Italian:18 minutes
Average Total Time Slept (hours: minutes):
Men: 6:30; Women: 6:49
Age: over 70: 6:27; 50-70: 6:39; under 50: 6:34
British: 6:51; German: 6:36; French: 6:21; Italian: 6:48
“Good sleep is a pillar of good health, and awareness is the first step toward improvement. Our solution is quickly gaining traction, helping people sleep better while improving their wellbeing,” added Halperin.
EarlySense is showcasing its technology at IFA 2016 in Berlin – Hall 7.2c/111.
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EarlySense provides contact-free, continuous monitoring solutions for the medical and consumer digital health markets. EarlySense’s patented sensor and advanced algorithms monitor and analyze cardiac, respiratory, sleep and motion parameters. Used in hospitals and healthcare facilities worldwide, EarlySense assists clinicians in early detection of patient deterioration, helping to prevent adverse events, including code blues, preventable ICU transfers, patient falls and pressure ulcers.
The myEarlySense smart home-compatible consumer solution brings hospital-proven technology to the home, providing valuable data regarding wellness and sleep. myEarlySense OEM technology is at the core of wellness and sleep products marketed by international partners including Samsung, Beurer and iFit. EarlySense was founded in 2004 and has offices in Waltham, MA, and Ramat Gan, Israel.