SleepScore Labs launches bedside sleep monitor to consumers

By Dave Muoio
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SleepScore Labs — a joint venture between ResMed, Dr. Oz Media, and Pegasus Capital Advisors — has announced a new non-contact sleep improvement device available for consumer purchase.

From the user’s bedside, the SleepScore Max ($149.99) measures a number of different sleep-affecting variables including respiration, body movement, duration, and environmental qualities such as temperature and light. With these, the device and its companion app assign’s the user’s nightly sleep a 1 to 100-point rating as well as suggestions on how best to improve the rating.   

“Sleep is more prominent than ever. Yet, when you look at overall health and wellness, sleep is the only area that the average consumer has no single metric to assess how he or she is doing," Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs, said in a statement. "Food has calories, exercise has steps, but SleepScore Labs has made it easier for the average person to measure how they sleep. SleepScore Max is an exciting step in our journey to help everyone on the planet sleep better and live better.”

According to the company, SleepScore Max is built on ResMed’s proprietary technology, backed by a decade of peer-reviewed research, and validated against polysomnography. Through the app, users can set sleep goals, track their weekly progress, and receive sleep reports ready to share with a practitioner. In addition to an alarm that gently awakens the user during an optimal time in their sleep cycle, the app also can share user-specific recommendations on lighting, pillows, digital sleep therapies, and other areas intended to help users wake up well rested.

“SleepScore Max was created with the central goal of helping people get better sleep so they can live better,” Brad Horn, vice president of marketing, told MobiHealthNews in an email. “But beyond just measuring sleep, SleepScore Labs has put together a ‘dream team’ of the world’s leading sleep experts to develop personalized recommendations as well as science-backed product solutions that are designed to help consumers better manage the quality of their sleep.”

SleepScore Labs was first announced by ResMed during this year’s CES and highlighted on a Q2 earnings call. In May, the joint venture picked up Roy J.E.M. Raymann, an Apple sleep team alumnus, as its vice president of sleep science and scientific affairs.

Perhaps SleepScore’s most direct competitor is Beddit, which makes a sleep monitoring device that also connects with an app but is placed underneath the user’s bedsheets. A crowdfunding success story, the company was acquired earlier this year by Apple — notably, one month after the departure of Raymann to SleepScore Labs.