Samsung Brings Sleep Apnea Feature to Galaxy Watch Upon Approval by Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety – Samsung Global Newsroom | Laptop News

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New feature joins Samsung Health Monitor app to enable more people to discover sleep apnea in early stages.

Samsung Electronics today announced that the new sleep apnea feature1 on the Samsung Health Monitor app2 has been approved by Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) and will be coming to Galaxy Watch series in Korea early next year. The new feature is expected to enable more people to spot obstructive sleep apnea symptoms in early stages which often goes undiagnosed and untreated.

“Samsung remains committed to delivering advanced technologies to Galaxy wearables that help more people better understand and take control of their wellness,” said Hon Pak, Vice President and Head of Digital Health Team, MX Business at Samsung Electronics. “With the new sleep apnea feature on Galaxy Watch series, we are providing users with a simple, proactive tool to recognize this disorder in its earliest possible stages before their condition worsens.”

Considered a common yet serious medical condition, sleep apnea causes someone to stop breathing while asleep, which can result in disruptions in oxygen supply, lower sleep quality, and other health complications such as hypertension, cardiac disorder, stroke or cognitive disorder. According to the National Sleep Foundation, roughly 25 percent of men and 10 percent of women in the US suffer from obstructive sleep apnea,3 of which many fail to recognize their symptoms or seek medical treatment. The new sleep apnea feature is designed to enable more people to proactively spot symptoms of the condition, encourage discovering earlier, and further reduce the possibility of health-related complications.

By leveraging Galaxy Watch’s BioActive Sensor, the…

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