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SleepHealth uses IBM's Watson Health Cloud to study how you sleep

IBM has announced a partnership with the American Sleep Apnea Association to launch a new sleep study app, SleepHealth. Developed using Apple's ResearchKit framework, SleepHealth can measure your daily activity and track your sleep patterns, helping you better understand how you sleep. It also comes with an Apple Watch app for more accurate tracking.

Here are the major features of SleepHealth:

Record and track your:

  • Physical activity through your iPhone or a HealthKit-linked device
  • Alertness level each day, testing your reaction time to a stimulus
  • Morning and evening checks to understand how your actions actions throughout the day affect your sleep, and how the quality and quantity of your sleep affect your daily actions

Receive reminders and notifications about:

  • Your activity and sleep
  • Activities and surveys to complete

Get educated:

  • Learn about your activity level
  • Learn about sleep disorders and their effects
  • Receive frequent updates on sleep research and news through the newsfeed

SleepHealth is the first ReasearchKit app to utilized IBM's Watson Health Cloud, which allows researchers to aggregate data from the study, analysing it to find patterns and connections using machine learning.

You can grab SleepHealth from the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • That would be great if the watch didn't need to be charge overnight.
  • The TL/DR is to charge your Apple Watch in the morning while you get ready for your day (take a shower, get dressed, etc) and then again in the evening while you get ready for bed (brush teeth, put on pajamas, etc). Then put your Apple Watch in Airplane Mode while you sleep. This has worked perfectly for me.
  • It doesn't need to be charged overnight. It lasts for a couple of days on a single charge, and you can do brief charging sessions during the day. Sent from the iMore App
  • Yeah i'm not sure I wanna wear my watch to sleep. I wear my fitbit and use that to track my sleep. Not sure how much better this app would be. Would like to see a SleepHealth vs Fitbit review done.
  • So taking the watch off and on twice a day is a viable workaround. Still, they need a 7 day watch before this kind of stuff can go mainstream. If you need a workaround, the product needs to be refined. Version 1 just doesn't cut it.
  • Instead of saying this is a good or bad app or if I find it useful ,I'm just going to complain about the Watch. I sleep with my watch on, I bought a band that is comfortable . My watch charges fast so I charge it when I'm in the shower or cleaning dishes or making dinner or just those times you take a watch off.