New UW app can detect sleep apnea events

Determining whether your snoring is merely annoying, or crosses the threshold into a life-threatening problem, isn’t convenient or cheap.

The gold standard for diagnosing sleep apnea — a disease which affects roughly 1 in 13 Americans — requires an overnight hospital stay and costs thousands of dollars. The patient sleeps in a strange bed, gets hooked up to a tangle of wires and undergoes an intensive polysomnography test to count how many times a night he or she struggles to breathe.77

More information: http://www.washington.edu/news/2015/04/27/new-uw-app-can-detect-sleep-apnea-events-via-smartphone/

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