More Tech Moves to Combat Sleep Apnea (Hint: A Good Mattress Helps)

Posted By Erin on Aug 25, 2016

There’s nothing that beats a good mattress, but there are some tech aids that can really come through in the crunch when facing sleep deterrents. Some of these ideas come from some familiar faces looking to reinvent themselves in the burgeoning field of sleep technology. Remember when you’re looking for a good mattress that Nectar is on the forefront. We are always thinking of new ways to help our customers find the rest they deserve.

Sleep Well With New Mattress Technology

Sleep apnea is a common illness that affects untold numbers of potential sleepers every year. Silicon Valley plans to unroll a number of new devices and applications to detect the potentially fatal sleep disease in the next few years. Sleep apnea is a growing tech industry (as covered in previous Nectar blogs) with revenue expected to reach 6.7 billion this year, up from 4.6 billion just a year ago.

Advancements in Sleep Technology

That big money means big advances. Some of the most exciting advancements have come from Nectar mattresses themselves. Our semi-open Lush FoamTM holds five patents and is the most premium gel foam available. Expensive to produce, usually manufactured for medical uses, our gel foam directly absorbs and distributes heat and recovers perfectly to its original untouched state. This is great news as it eliminates causes of an uneven sleep. You then are able to zero in on what the problems are keeping you from restfulness. While the best technology is always a good mattress, we’re all about new ways to give us a good night’s rest. According to a CNBC article, Fitbit plans to use optical technology to analyze oxygenation levels in the blood. Highly oxygenated blood appears red under the skin. Less oxygenated can be a more subdued color, sometimes even appearing blue. This new technology could track if oxygenation levels dip during a night’s rest. This is a good indicator that sleep apnea may be a problem. Fitbit’s existing technology already works well with optical technology, so now it’s just about finding the right program to utilize this info. As always, a good mattress isn’t going to prevent apnea, but it will potentially allow for a good night’s sleep if you rule out apnea as a problem.

Even More Advancements

Fitbit isn’t the only one getting into the apnea game. Apple and others already have developed ways to monitor glucose in the blood during sleep, yet another strong indicator of apnea. Jawbone, developer of the popular UP bands, recently began producing clinical health products as well. All this competition is good news for people suffering through sleepless nights. It’s not going to stop apnea, but like we said the best place to start is with a strong foundation, and that foundation is a good mattress. Nectar offers affordable, well made beds.No other direct to consumer bed company builds Hi Core Adaptive foam into their mattress. Hi Core foam is heavy and expensive to ship. Premium adaptive foam is the single best inner layer for contouring a mattress to your pressure points. Now get out there and grab that sleep!

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