SleepmetRYK™ is an RYK Solution that utilizes an FDA-cleared portable diagnostic device providing accurate screening, detection, and follow-up in the treatment of sleep apnea. The test facilitated by the device can be performed in the comfort of the patient’s home and generates accurate clinical data.
The SleepmetRYK™ solution is smartphone-connected; patients pair a wearable device to their phone before sleeping with it. The device straps around the wrist and includes a sensor that goes over the tip of the finger and another that affixes to the chest; both are physically connected to the wrist strap by wires.
SleepmetRYK™ can read heart rate, oximetry, actigraphy, body position, snoring and chest motion to test for obstructive sleep apnea, in addition to a peripheral arterial tone signal. That data is analyzed in the app, which sends a report to the patient’s physician via the cloud.
Once a patient has slept with the device, they can dispose of it rather than having to send it back or manually download data.
More than 18 million American adults have sleep apnea. With a variety of severe comorbidities such as heart failure, stroke and diabetes – undiagnosed sleep apnea can have severe consequences. Additionally since people with sleep apnea tend to be sleep deprived, they may suffer from a wide range of other symptoms such as difficulty concentrating, depression, irritability, sexual dysfunction, learning and memory difficulties, falling asleep while at work, on the phone, or driving. Left untreated, symptoms of sleep apnea can include disturbed sleep, excessive sleepiness during the day, high blood pressure, heart attack, cardiac arrhythmia, or depression.
The traditional method of detecting sleep apnea is a sleep study, which often requirse an overnight stay at a sleep center. The sleep study monitors a variety of functions during sleep including sleep state, eye movement, muscle activity, heart rate, respiratory effort, airflow, and blood oxygen levels.
SleepmetRYK™ allows detection and follow up treatment of the sleep apnea condition without you leaving your own home. The disposable, non-invasive device is mailed to your home where it wirelessly sends the diagnosis to the physician while you sleep in the comfort of your own bed.
Allow yourself the gift of a restful night’s sleep without the inconvenience of leaving your home!