Sleep health firm makes updated platform available to employers

Sleep health player Beddr, has launched a solution aimed to identify and treat the root causes of chronic sleep issues, making it available to employers.

Building upon the public availability of its FDA-listed sleep wearable, Beddr is now offering with improved data and insights, a sleep coaching program and a nationwide network of sleep physicians to provide targeted treatment options proven to help employees improve their sleep health.

According to a study in the Journal of Sleep Research, 45% of the world’s population has chronic sleep issues, and poor sleep costs U.S. employers an estimated $411 billion each year, according to a report from Rand. Beddr’s approach aims to help people understand and improve their sleep in an engaging, personalised and evidence-based way by capturing gold standard data, and providing easy access to sleep medicine and behavioural change experts.

Michael Kisch, co-founder and CEO of Beddr, said: “A technology-only approach by itself is unlikely to deliver the target outcome for a broad population of people. Beddr is making sleep health more affordable and accessible by bringing the power of a sleep lab into the comfort of your home, combining clinical data and sleep science with guided behavioural change. Whether a person has insomnia, sleep apnoea or poor sleep hygiene, Beddr can help people understand, improve and achieve their true sleep.

“Sleep is the foundation to every employee’s mental and physical health. High quality sleep has been shown to both reduce healthcare costs as well as improve productivity, but most employers haven’t found a comprehensive program that addresses the primary root causes of sleep issues and that benefits their entire workforce. Beddr’s program helps people who have a combination of physiological, psychological and lifestyle causes of their chronic sleep issues. By enabling people to understand the root causes of their sleep problems and providing easier access to coaching and physicians, we have seen a dramatic increase among our users relative to the overall population in their understanding of their sleep health and how their choices impact their overall sleep quality.”

SleepTuner and mobile app

First launched in October 2018, the SleepTuner is an FDA-listed, Class II medical device. The device is a postage-stamp sized sensor that is worn on the forehead and collects clinical-grade data on key metrics like blood oxygen levels, stoppages in breathing, pulse, sleep position and time in bed, delivered via a mobile app. The Beddr app provides single night and multi-night data and trends that unveil opportunities to improve sleep quality. The SleepTuner has gone through multiple clinical studies and is generally available to the public.

Sleep coaching program

In addition to the insights provided by the SleepTuner, Beddr’s four-week sleep coaching program pairs each person with a trained sleep coach who provides personalised guidance to improve their sleep hygiene. Designed by experts in behavioural coaching, sleep and chronic conditions, Beddr’s coaching aims to provide people with the foundation to build sustainable sleep habits. In weekly sessions, data from the SleepTuner and mobile app are reviewed by participants with coaches and used to create personalised “Sleep Improvement Action Plans,” designed to improve sleep routines, optimise sleep environment and serve as a gateway to medical experts that diagnose and manage sleep disorders. Through weekly sessions, educational content and assessments developed in partnership with sleep physicians and researchers, users can take clear steps in changing their unique behaviours that contribute to poor sleep.

Nationwide sleep physician network

Beddr’s nationwide telemedicine network of board-certified sleep physicians’ services people in all 50 U.S. states. Beddr’s physicians are licensed to provide answers, virtual consults via phone or video, sleep disorder diagnosis and medical prescriptions. Participants receive direct referrals to a sleep physician in this network if their sleep data indicates they are at-risk for a serious medical condition like sleep apnoea.

Sergio Sabtini, COO of OmniTRAX, said: “As one of the largest privately held transportation service companies in North America, our success is made possible by our people. Given the mission critical and highly technical nature of our business, it’s vital that we provide our employees all the tools they need in order to perform at their optimal health. We selected Beddr because it was the only program specifically focused on identifying sleep issues and building a customised, comprehensive plan to address them. We’re excited to continue this program and see the positive effects it may have on reducing accident rates and healthcare costs.”

Beddr’s solution is first being offered to employers and will be available directly to consumers in the near future.


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