REDWOOD CITY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Today, over 70 million in the domestic U.S. have sleep disorders. International health organizations report globally those afflicted with sleep disorders approximate 1 billion. Elliptically, sleep disorders are increasing annually by 9%.
Sleep is no longer a benign secondary consideration, but a primary health concern. Sleep disorders impact the young and, adversely affect an increasing aging population. Nearly, a quarter of the U.S. population exceed 55 years and, it’s critically important that consideration for sleep disorders heighten as a primal health concern.
Patrick Yam, CEO and Co-Founder of Somnology Inc., the premier enterprise in the illumination and monitoring of sleep disorders states: “We’re pleased to announce today’s collaboration with a leading national medical institute, The National Institute of Health (NIH). Recognizing the accuracy of Somnology’s digital healthcare device the Plex® Sleep Scanner and, the paramount importance of monitoring sleep for disorders we look forward to establishing a successful working relationship. Our collaboration reflects a profound comprehension among leading medical authorities that sleep disorders are an adversarial catalyst accentuating co-morbidities as obesity, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, cardiac related diseases and other health maladies.
Somnology remains committed to accurately assessing and monitoring sleep disorders; especially sleep apnea and insomnia. Somnology’s products allow the user the convenience and self-control to become better informed, more conscientious and greater enabled to monitor their sleep disorder and health.
Signifying the growing collaboration between Somnology and the NIH we are pleased to release the following NIH statement:
“Somnology Inc. and the National Institute of Diabetes & Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) of the National Institutes of Health are collaborating on a research project to use the Somnology Plex® sleep scanner device to determine how controlled diets and sleep environments change sleep metrics in human subjects participating in clinical research studies at the NIH Clinical Center. The collaboration will also develop dynamic mathematical models of the human sleep cycle to be implemented in the Somnology software and mobile application.
Sleep is increasingly recognized as an important contributor to health, but sleep monitoring technology outside the laboratory setting is rudimentary. Somnology Inc. has developed a sensor device to accurately measure various sleep metrics in humans. Somnology has recognized the need to evaluate the sensor and software system in human subjects in a clinical research setting and evaluate how various factors affect sleep metrics, such as diet and the sleep environment. NIDDK conducts clinical research studies in human subjects and develops validated biologic modeling systems that can be used for planning and monitoring health management programs in humans.”
Somnology, Inc. www.SomnologyMD.com, based in Redwood City, California, is a leading medical enterprise focused on the illumination and monitoring of sleep disorders. The following brief video provides an introduction to Somnology (accessible on YouTube):
Somnology- Improving Sleep (3:27)