SleepImage will join the American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation’s (the Center) Innovators’ Network, to build and foster health tech relationships, to develop innovative and scalable solutions.
About a third of U.S. adults get inadequate sleep or poor sleep quality, often due to undiagnosed sleep disorders. Sleep Apnea is estimated to affect almost one billion people around the world, with 80% undiagnosed. Insufficient sleep is directly linked to cardiovascular and mental diseases, according to the CDC.
Bogi Palsson, CEO, SleepImage said: “It is a milestone for SleepImage to join the American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation’s Network at a time when public health is under pressure and healthcare systems are looking for ways to improve outcomes at a reduced cost.”
Patrick Wayte, Senior Vice President, American Heart Association’s Center for Health Technology & Innovation stated: “The Center aims to expand usage of the Association’s science-based CarePlans, so it’s incredibly encouraging to see SleepImage leveraging best-in-class science from the American Heart Association with the aim of improving health education and engagement.”
Preliminary findings in Circulation, the Association’s journal state: “The incorporation of sleep as a metric of CVH, akin to other health behaviours, may improve CVD risk prediction.“
SleepImage technology is a substantially validated patient-centric and low-cost method. A research paper in the Journal of Hypertension demonstrates how improving the SleepImage Sleep Quality Index (SQI) significantly improves blood pressure, even while awake, in patients with OSA.