The Beddr mobile application works in tandem with the Beddr SleepTuner, an ultra-compact clinical-grade sensor, worn on the forehead as you sleep, to measure:
Blood Oxygen Levels
Disrupted Breathing Events
Impact of Sleep Position on Breathing
Sleep Quality Ratings
Includes Integrated Sleep Journaling
Bluetooth Connectivity - Free App (iOS ONLY)
The Beddr SleepTuner App permits you to record multiple nightly sleep assessments and gain deep insights into the quality of your sleep and the impact of sleep position and sleep hygiene on your breathing and overnight oxygenation. Each nightly sleep assessment collects thousands of data points to deliver and report trends over time as you tune your sleep position, and sleep habits. The Beddr SleepTuner App is the only consumer product available that measures stopped breathing events across multiple nights. Our system is compatible with CPAP or mouth guards and may be used to detect disrupted breathing while you sleep. If the Beddr SleepTuner app reports a potential issue, you’ll have an early warning that you may want to talk with your doctor about adjusting your CPAP mask or settings, refitting your mouth guard or making additional lifestyle changes to improve your sleep health.
So what’s new in V2.3? Quite a bit! We’re constantly working to improve the Beddr experience and this release has several important enhancements including some that users have frequently written to us about:
-The app just got a makeover with a brand new color palette and designs which will make it easier on the eyes and more effortless to use
-Now, when you log into the app, you will stay logged in by default until you decide to log out. You don’t have to opt-in every time to stay logged in
-You don’t have to pair the SleepTuner every time. Pairing it once should do the job (do we hear a cheer?) as long as you stay logged in. Just make sure the SleepTuner is charged and close by, and wake it up to get it going, for pairing it or for an assessment
-The Quick Start Guide for sleep assessments is more comprehensive with detailed instructions to prepare your forehead and keep the SleepTuner secured to it through the night
We hope these changes will make it easier and more enjoyable for you to find your best sleep with Beddr.
To great sleep!
The Beddr Team
Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Very good device
If you suspect you have sleep apnea but don't want to start with the hassle of a sleep study and insurance and contacting a doctor's office and missing work etc etc, this is the best device I know of to purchase. The SpO2 tracking alone is great, the positional information is useful. I have no way of independently confirming the breathing events data but the SpO2 data appears correct, and by itself would be enough to strongly indicate or rule out sleep apnea.
The app is not perfect, do not expect a perfectly polished product. The data visualizations are pretty bad. And it's somewhat annoying that the data is not stored locally, making the app a little slow.
But so far for me everything works. Most importantly in just one night or a few nights you should learn whether you have sleep apnea, and you can proceed from there. For that alone the device is worth it - nothing else matches for convenience and accuracy that I know of.
Some Garmin devices have pulse ox measurements but I found that inferior.
The values of the device’s leading indicator SBE, do not reflect (in my case) the drastic clinical differences of sleep quality between a CPAP use and a mouth device.
When I use the mouth device I continue to snore and wake up several times during the night, but when I’m on CPAP I do not snore at all, do not wake up at night, feel much fresh in the morning and am not tired during the day. Beddr however produces in both cases values of SBE indicator not significantly different. The average SBE in both cases was about 14,15. In some cases the values of SBE while on CPAP were even higher then those while using the mouth device (CPAP was prescribed by the doctor with specific pressures after a sleep study test)
One has to have the ability to measure progress or regress on his sleep quality in a variety of circumstances in order to make decisions which method or device works best. If this device can not reliably reflect various clinical situations produced by different methods then it pretty much has no value.
Developer Response ,
We’re very sorry you had a less than ideal experience with the Sleep Tuner. We really value your feedback so thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. The SleepTuner’s oxygen measurement (SPO2) has been tested to recognized clinical standards and our accuracy was verified at the University of California San Francisco’s Hypoxia Lab.
Helping users assess the impact of their therapies on sleep quality is really important to us so we’d like to help you understand what might have led to these results in a little more detail. Kindly reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can have a detailed discussion around these results and your experience.
Inaccurate, unproven measurements
This toy is appealing to those looking for a shortcut to a sleep study, or hoping to gain insights about posture and apnea. It will disappoint and mislead in both cases, since it cannot reliably detect apnea events.
To avoid the appearance of falsely claiming to detect apnea events, they made up their own term, “stopped breathing events”, with no medical meaning or standard.
-They claim SPO2 (blood oxygen) measurement accuracy to clinical standards, with 2.2% error. This is not equivalent to detecting apnea events reliably, and they make no claim of doing so.
-They claim to use a 3% drop in time-averaged SPO2 as the indicator of a “stopped breathing” event. It’s not hard to see that this is a problematic threshold compared with 2.2% SPO2 error.
-During my own use, the SleepTuner reported wildly *higher* “stopped breathing events” than my CPAP’s reported AHI, which measures apnea events as well as partial apneas.
-My sleep doctor told me he loves this product because it sends him so many customers who are told they have terrible apnea. He also said no one has yet been able to accurately detect apnea events using blood oxygen not measured at the fingertip.
Hancock Medical made a great effort to deliver a product that would be really valuable if it were accurate. But it’s not, to the point where it’s useless, and they’re being quite misleading about its capabilities.
Developer Response ,
Hi. We're committed to helping our users improve their sleep with medically sound and meaningful insights and value feedback from our users regarding the same. Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback.
Regarding the 2.2% margin of error, the FDA allowable margin of error for SPO2 measurement is +/- 3.5% when compared to an arterial blood draw. So our device exceeds that standard of accuracy.
Regarding your CPAP measurements there are several scenarios in which we fully expect the AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index) derived by the CPAP machine to differ from the SBE (Stopped Breathing Events) measured by the SleepTuner. This is because they measure two different things, in two different ways. Let us explain.
Many modern CPAP machines estimate AHI by monitoring increases in pressure, assumed to be caused by airway blockages. APAP (auto-adjusting PAP) will increase the flow pressure to overcome the blockage. If the blockage is removed by this higher pressure, it may not be counted as an AHI. Additionally, partial blockages in the airway may not be detected at all. In these ways, CPAP machines may under-report AHI.
The SleepTuner calculates Stopped Breathing Events (SBE) by monitoring blood oxygen levels (“SpO2”) drops greater than 3% that persist for 10 seconds or longer are considered an SBE. Thus the SleepTuner is directly monitoring what is happening in your body, rather than monitoring the CPAP airflow and then inferring what is happening in your body. Since CPAP machines measure pressure within the respiratory system to derive AHI and the SleepTuner measures SpO2 directly to calculate SBEs, we expect correlation but not exact agreement.
- Hancock Medical Inc.
- 81.1 MB
- Health & Fitness
Requires iOS 11.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
- © Hancock Medical Inc. 2018
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.