Sleep platform Sleeprate and Garmin announced the first mobile self-help sleep assessment and improvement program that aims to help consumers sleep better, track their recovery, and optimize workouts.
Under the deal, Sleeprate will use the Garmin Health Companion SDK to access health and activity data from Garmin wearable devices to provide users with a deeper and more accurate look at how physical performance and sleep are related.
In other words, this integration will allow Sleeprate to give consumers better insight on how their individual exercise habits are affecting their sleep and create customized behavioral goals to realign the body’s internal clock for a better night’s sleep, according to Sleeprate’s founder and CEO Dr. Anda Baharav.
“One of the most important elements of overall health is sufficient and quality sleep,” added Dr. Baharav. “People can exercise and eat healthy, but if they don’t get enough quality sleep then they won’t get the full benefits of the workout.”
Garmin Health’s manager Sean McNamara is also pleased with the deal saying that working with Sleeprate will help Garmin Health continue its mission to improve the health of Garmin users and create products that are an essential part of customers’ lives.
“This collaboration brings together industry-leading products and data and from both wellness and wearables leaders,” said McNamara. “The Companion SDK used by Sleeprate will allow consumers to get a deeper understanding of how exercise and sleep influence each other, providing an engaging solution that helps address sleep difficulties.”
Garmin Health provides enterprise solutions that leverage Garmin wearables and the high-quality sensor data they produce for applications in the corporate wellness, population health, and patient monitoring markets.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 108 million people in the U.S. suffer from sleep deprivation, which is defined as less than the recommended 7 to 8 hours of sleep for adults. By this definition, roughly 30 percent of Americans are sabotaging their fitness goals because they are not getting enough sleep.