I’ve just finished live blogging from the Health 2.0 Sleep Technology Summit, covering the current state of the consumer sleep tech. Some highlights:
- More than a third of working Americans (40M+ adults) don’t get enough sleep
- 2 in 3 sleep tech consumers are satisfied with the technology (though note that actigraphy, on which most of the tech is based, is unreliable), and 50% felt they slept better
- CBT worked better than sleeping pills
- One meditation app received $34M in funding
- Data from 500 million nights of sleep has been analyzed, revealing some interesting correlations with activity levels
- 2Breathe, a device used to induce sleep using breathing patterns, is accepting beta testers
- Users complain about the lack of actionable data, which is a consequence of the devices not being intended to diagnose a condition due to FDA regulation. The most common outcome of tracking is simple awareness.
The full blog post is available on my Medium account,
@dandv - Blogging live from the Health 2.0 Sleep Technology Summit Expo.