Withings has introduced a new Sleep Diary feature for its Sleep tracking mat that it hopes can help users better understand sleep data and make it easier to share that information with doctors.
The new sleep diary tool works in combination with the Withings Sleep Analyzer mat, which sits underneath your mattress and uses that automatically tracked sleep data with behaviorial analysis that Withings says is based on gold standard sleep medical questionnaires like the Epworth Sleepiness Scale and STOP-Bang Questionnaire.
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With that information, it can generate a dashboard like the one below, to track data over time and is also shareable in PDF form as well. Withings hopes it will led to help identify and treat sleep disorders by letting both user and a health professional better understand the data captured by Withings' setup.
As mentioned, this is a new feature that's currently only reserved for Withings Sleep owners. We've asked whether this will be a feature rolled out for its hybrid smartwatches like the Withings ScanWatch and Move ECG, and were told there were no updates as to whether the Sleep Diary will be added into the sleep function of the ScanWatch.
In 2021, the SpO2 feature included on its ScanWatch hybrid was cleared by the FDA to detect the presence of breathing disturbances, which could be seen as a sign of the disorder sleep apnea.
The Withings Sleep was first launched in 2018, back when Nokia owned Withings and called it the Nokia Sleep. It was then renamed the Withings Sleep when the original owners bought back the company.
The sleep analyser is capable of capturing a range of sleep data including sleep duration, sleep stages (including REM sleep) and can also track heart rate, detect snoring and breathing disturbances.
When we tested it back in 2020, we praised it for delivering masses of accurate data but that it lacked useful actionable insights. We're not sure that's likely to change here with a sleep diary that presents sleep data in even more detail, but it may prove more useful for anyone that's monitoring that bed time with a particular concern they may be suffering from a sleep disorder.