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SleepScore Labs acquires snore detecting startup

SleepScore Labs, the maker of the non-contact sleep improvement system SleepScore Max, announced it has acquired Netherlands-based Sleep.ai.

Essential reading: Ten gadgets for advanced sleep monitoring

Founded in 2014, Sleep.ai’s claim to fame is an app which addresses snoring and tooth grinding. The latter is a condition medically known as bruxism. Its often related to stress or anxiety and doesn’t always cause symptoms but some people do get facial pain. It can also wear down your teeth over time. According to a recent study by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine around 8% of adults have bruxism and more than 30% snore.

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Sleep.ai has been downloaded more than a quarter of a million times on iTunes and Google Play. The app is able to alert a sleeper the need to move positions in order to stop snoring. It also tracks progress over time and recommends medical attention, if needed.

“We are only at the beginning of what we can do to help improve people’s lives by diagnosing and improving their sleep health, helping them get better treatment and outcomes,” said Sleep.ai founder and CEO Michael Allessie who has now joined SleepScore Labs as Vice president of Snoring and Bruxism.

“With the knowledge and the drive of the team at SleepScore Labs, along with the available technology, I believe we can really change the landscape of sleep in the coming years and help people significantly improve their sleep health.”

We’ve recently reviewed the SleepScore Labs’ flagship product SleepScore Max and awarded it an excellent 8 out of 10 possible points. The uniqueness of the device is in the way it monitors your kip time. Similar to the echo location system used by bats, it detects your sleep levels without touching you or the sleeping surface. Which means no mattress strips or wristbands.

Sensors in gizmo detect key sleep-related parameters within your environment including loud sounds, light levels and temperature. These are analyzed along with how they impact your sleep state to produce customized suggestions for helping you to get a better night’s rest. You get data on light, heavy and REM sleep and, in the morning, an overall sleep score.

Although the Sleep.ai app will still be available for download on its own, its likely the deal will see the integration of its technology in current and upcoming SleepScore Labs products.

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