Treatment of snoring and sleep apnea based on sensor technology
Nexense's Snore-X a includes a sensor located under the mattress and a wearable computer feedback transmitter worn as a wrist watch. The sensor monitors breathing patterns during sleep and sets off an alert by vibrating, which grows gradually stronger, if the patient's breathing while asleep becomes too shallow or pauses. This alert brings patients out of a deeper sleep so that normal breathing is resumed but without necessarily waking them up. Over time, patients become used to the sensor and alert, enabling them to sleep with the minimum of disruption. Hundreds of patients using the product continuously have reported a dramatic improvement in their sleep. The new generation version of Snore-X is smaller than the previous one, and includes all sensors accommodated in one small device, which is worn as a chest band. All devices come with a smartphone application that collects and analyzes data, and describes graphically to the user the different physiological parameters during sleep.