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COVID-19 Shelter-in-Place: Impact on snoring

Fullpower, June 15, 2020

With the power of several million nights of PSG-grade sleep information anonymized in the cloud (over 100 million nights of sleep) and the built-in Sleeptracker®-AI analytics, we looked at the impact of COVID-19 on snoring. Snoring is a very important metric as it is typically a precursor of serious conditions such as apnea or COPD. The Data shows that during shelter-in-place, on average, we sleep more, but, and that is very intriguing, we snore less. When we drilled down into how different this is for females and males we were very surprised to see the differences As we gradually reopen, the patterns seem to trend to normalize. The spikes are weekends when, on average, we tend to go to bed later and rise later. The Fullpower contact-less bio-sensing solution, like PSG, can actually correlate metrics such as AHI (Apnea-Hypopnea Index), which opens fascinating research opportunities given our very large multi-year PSG-grade sleep dataset.

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