Sleep disorders, including sleep apnea, have become a significant health issue in the North America. It is estimated over 22 million people suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. There are studies that show that sleep apnea affects over 100 million people worldwide.
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may stop breathing repeatedly during your sleep, up to hundreds of times a night which deprives the brain and body of oxygen. If left untreated, it can lead to an increased risk of stroke, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, headaches, risk of heart attack, and dementia.
The Circul Ring has many functionalities, one of them being a sleep tracker. With the ability to monitor your oxygen levels, quantity and quality of your stages of sleep, the Circul Ring can help you detect signs of sleep apnea.
We know that sleeping habits are incredibly important for a long and healthy life. Knowing your blood oxygen level is critical to understanding how your previous night’s sleep progressed. With the ability to monitor your sleep stages, you can use these insights to improve the quality of your sleep.
The biometric sleep data collected by CIRCUL includes blood oxygen level (SpO2), heart rate (HR), and oxygen desaturation index (ODI). It records four different sleep stages: awake, light sleep, deep sleep, and REM sleep. CIRCUL can store sleep data for up to 12 hours.
Working with health care professionals who specializes in sleep apnea, they will need this data to determine if you need a oral sleep device or CPAP (a device to push oxygen into your lungs) when you are sleeping.
Because of COVID-19, it is difficult to get a ‘sleep study’ completed in sleep centres. Hence the CIRCUL ring is an important alternative for performing a sleep study analysis in the comfort and safety of your own home.