SleepScore Labs announced an algorithm built into its SleepScore App and SleepScore Max that generates a free ‘Sleep Report for Doctor.’ Customers will be notified when consistent periods of poor night’s sleep occur and given the opportunity to receive a comprehensive SleepScore CheckUp report, which includes a clinical sleep self-assessment for sleep disorders.
Seeking help for accurate solutions to improve sleep can be a time-consuming process, which explains the more than one billion people worldwide who suffer from undiagnosed sleep disorders, such as obstructive sleep apnea. To be a resource to consumers and help solve the underlying issue, SleepScore Labs developed the free ‘SleepScore CheckUp’ feature assessing the customer’s objective sleep for four consecutive weeks.
When the SleepScore App detects a pattern of poor sleep quality, the customer is prompted to answer a set of clinically validated questions designed to aide a healthcare professional in proper diagnosis of patients. When this self-assessment confirms the patient is experiencing signs of a sleep disorder, a comprehensive report is generated and sent by e-mail. The report lists both the objective data and self reported results, both of which can be easily interpreted and assists the healthcare professional to make an informed decision.
“According to the National Sleep Foundation, 65% of people experience a poor night’s sleep at least a few times a week,” Roy Raymann, PhD, vice president of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs, says in a statement. “But not all sleep complaints can be solved with over-the-counter products. Some sleep problems need to be looked after by a doctor or other qualified healthcare professional. Studies published in the Academic Journal of Sleep Medicine showed 85% of people with sleep apnea go undiagnosed and untreated and only 13% of people with insomnia ever consult a healthcare provider for their sleep problem. According to a recent report of Parks Associates, 49% of people say that they see value in bringing sleep data collected from their sleep tracker to their doctor if needed. This is why we developed SleepScore CheckUp: serving both doctors and people with a detailed longitudinal report on the customer’s objectively measured sleep for the most recent 30 nights of sleep.”
Designed in collaboration with sleep experts, SleepScore CheckUp provides detailed insights into recent sleep, reporting on the most common outcome measures used in sleep practice. The report is emailed to customers as a downloadable PDF which can be reviewed by a physician, or even be assessed remotely by a sleep expert via telemedicine provider to examine potential sleep issues. If a pattern of poor sleep quality is detected, SleepScore CheckUp will notify the user so discussions can begin with a healthcare provider or sleep specialist if needed. SleepScore CheckUp acts as a screening test and is by no means a diagnostic tool. Those experiencing poor sleep quality are always advised to visit their healthcare professional.
In conjunction with SleepScore CheckUp, SleepScore Labs announced its partnership with BetterNight, a sleep telemedicine provider, to facilitate online consultations with board-certiﬁed physicians for analyzing a customer’s sleep health and providing appropriate care where needed. According to Jackson Healthcare, telemedicine was predicted to attract more than seven million patient customers by 2018. To cater to growing consumer demand for remote healthcare services, the SleepScore CheckUp feature provides SleepScore App customers longitudinal sleep data and the ability to receive immediate care remotely.