According to the statistics, about 22 million people in the US suffer from sleep apnea. It’s not something that you might know you have, but if you usually find yourself waking up feeling more tired despite having 8 hours of sleep (or more), there is a chance that sleep apnea could be the reason.

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However one of the ways to test it is to go for a sleep clinic in which you will be monitored for the problem, but if you’d rather not go through the hassle, Withings has announced that its sleep mat has recently been updated where it will now be able to detect if the user is suffering from sleep apnea.

According to the company, “The new feature acts as a first step towards Withings’ strategy to introduce even more advanced sleep diagnostics including sleep apnea detection, which affects 22 million Americans, 80% of whom are unaware they have the condition despite its potential for serious health impacts.”

If you already own the sleep tracking mat, you won’t need to do anything new as the feature will come in the form of an update. If you don’t, then you can pick one up from Amazon for $100. Note that the mat can only diagnose sleep apnea and that you will still need to make a trip to the doctor or hospital if you do suffer from it.

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