“As a long-time iPhone user I was enthusiastic to be the medical advisor for the team to develop this application. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder and our aim was to create a tool that enables anyone easily detect the need for a further sleep study. Sleep Aid does not substitute a diagnosis made by your doctor but may give an alarm that one should see a doctor to find out how to sleep better. Remember that snoring may compromise the quality of your sleep. Consult your ENT-specialist to get treatment for your snoring.”
Miikka Peltomaa, MD, PhD
Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
ENT Center Aino
“Sleep Aid is a smart application for anyone who suspects s/he may suffer from a sleep disorder. Especially sleep apnea is a severe and insidious disease that – if not treated – may cause a number of other conditions and can in the worst case lead to death. If you find signs of sleep apnea in your recording, always consult your doctor.”
Heikki Lehti, MD, PhD
Sleep apnea is characterized by recurrent episodes of airway obstructions and corresponding cessations of airflow and breathing. A cessation in breathing is called an apnea.
The most common reason for an apnea is a physical block to airflow when the tissues in the throat prevent normal breathing. This is especially common among overweight people but individuals with normal weight may suffer from it as well.
Sleep Aid makes it easy for you to determine whether you suffer from sleep apnea and should consult a doctor. The application records eventual snoring sounds and creates an easy-to-read graph. By examining the graph, you can find out your snoring. You can also listen to your breathing and snoring pattern.
Sleep Aid includes samples of typical snoring and sleep apnea events. You can compare your own recording with the provided samples to determine whether there are symptoms or signs of sleep apnea. Remember, however, that only a doctor can make the diagnosis. Always consult a physician when you think you may suffer from a medical condition.
• Recording your snoring sounds
• Easy-to-read graph of your snoring
• Listening to your snoring
• Snore and sleep apnea samples
• Useful information about sleep apnea