Sunrise makes sleep apnoea diagnosis convenient with a wireless alternative to traditional sleep studies in a clinic. The small device is worn on the chin while the patient sleeps, and generates a report accessible through the app.
Traditionally, getting tested for sleep apnoea would require an overnight stay at a sleep clinic for nocturnal polysomnography. The patient would be connected to various equipment and monitored throughout the night.
Sleep apnoea affects almost 1 in 2 men and 1 in 4 women over the age of 40, and the majority are undiagnosed. The symptoms vary in severity and can include exhaustion, mood swings, choking, insomnia, and anxiety. The condition may be the cause numerous daily struggles that can be improved with a diagnosis. Long-term consequences can include heart disease, stroke, depression, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, and more.
Sunrise makes sleep apnoea diagnostics less intimidating and more available with an easy to use at-home device. It offers similar clinically accurate data that traditional sleep studies would, but only takes a minute to set up. The patient places the small device on their chin and connects it to the app before sleeping. It’s a single-use device that weighs only three grams.
When the patient wakes up, the test results will be ready on the app. The report will include any breathing issues, time spent asleep, type of sleep such as REM, and head position. Patients can send the report directly to their doctor from the app which means they can receive advice and discuss treatment options from the comfort of their home. This aligns with the growing trend in telemedicine led by the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing requirements. The product has had initial validation in a study with 376 participants and shown reliability in diagnosing obstructive sleep apnoea.