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SleepScore Labs Confirms Alen BreatheSmart 45i Effectively Improves Sleep by Reducing Allergy Symptoms

By: SleepScore Labs  |  September 10th, 2019

Air Purification Solution Found to Noticeably Improve Sleep Quality with Users Feeling More Rested Upon Waking

CARLSBAD, Calif. — Sept. 9, 2019SleepScore Labs, the company behind the world’s most comprehensive suite of sleep solutions backed by science, today released data validating the Alen BreatheSmart 45i improves sleep by reducing seasonal allergy symptoms associated with irritated nasal passages. The study determined 96% of participants felt improved allergy symptoms resulting in 93% of participants reporting improved sleep stemming from use.

Alen BreatheSmart 45i, a state-of-the-art HEPA air purifier adept at filtering pollutants as small as .3 microns, creates a more breathable environment for those impacted by allergies by removing 99% of particles contributing to symptoms1. Nasal passages of those with allergies often become more congested at night, which causes difficulty breathing as well as an increase of other associated symptoms that negatively affect sleep quality.

“It is known that allergies can impact sleep quality in several ways,” said Roy Raymann, Ph.D., Vice President of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs, SleepScore Labs. “That is why it is important to keep the air quality in your bedroom clear, especially during allergy season. Knowing approximately 20 million adult Americans have been diagnosed with hay fever, according to the CDC2, it is always imperative to be cautious of the environmental conditions that can trigger an allergy and proactively deal with them, rather than wait to fight the allergy after the first symptoms appear. The SleepScore Labs validation study shows using the high-quality Alen air purifier in the bedroom positively impacted both objectively measured sleep and experienced sleep quality in the people suffering the most from sleep curtailment due to allergies.”

The BreatheSmart 45i utilizes intelligent sensor technology to adjust to a room’s changing air quality and features an LED light indicator to show the corresponding air quality status to effectively create an environment that reduces allergy symptoms. These key features provide users additional confidence the purifier is working and allows for real-time notifications when its filter needs to be replaced.

SleepScore Labs has developed a curated store of products that have been reviewed by sleep experts to help consumers discover proven sleep resources based on individual sleep needs. In the latest SleepScore Labs validation study, Alen BreatheSmart 45i was used over the course of 634 days and nights by 27 individuals with allergy-induced sleep disturbances. The study participants tracked their sleep using SleepScore technology by ResMed and the data revealed the following results among those with the poorest sleep:

  • Decrease in the amount of time awake during the night after falling asleep
  • Improved sleep efficiency, meaning more of the time in bed was spent actually sleeping

Among all the study participants, self-report data revealed:

  • 93% of users felt Alen BreatheSmart 45i improved their sleep
  • 96% of participants felt the Alen BreatheSmart 45i improved their allergy symptoms
  • Participants reported a 54% decrease in the impact their allergies had on their quality of sleep when using the Alen BreatheSmart 45i
  • Participants reported improved sleep quality and felt more rested the morning after using Alen BreatheSmart 45i
  • 100% of users would recommend Alen BreatheSmart 45i to their close friends and family

“We designed the BreatheSmart 45i with better sleep in mind, so we’re thrilled with these results,” said Andy Graham, President of Alen Air Purifiers. “Our customers depend on us for allergy relief more than any other concern. SleepScore’s study scientifically connects the allergy-fighting powers of the BreatheSmart 45i to an important pillar of wellness—sleep quality.”

SleepScore Labs is backed by over a decade of comprehensive research and development, including more than seven million nights of objective sleep data. SleepScore’s sleep measurement technology is powered by ResMed and has been validated extensively against polysomnography (PSG) – the gold standard in sleep measurement.

Visit SleepScore Labs’ ­­­Sleep Store for more information about its products and how to improve sleep. Connect with SleepScore Labs on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The SleepScore App is free to download for Android via Google Play and iOS devices from the Apple App Store. For more information about Alen’s air purifiers and filters, please visit or follow along on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.


1 Alen BreatheSmart 45i: Improving Sleep by Reducing Allergy Symptoms. Page 27. Removes 99% of particles great­­­er than .3 microns

2 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2019). Allergies and hay fever.


About SleepScore Labs

We’re the sleep company changing the world by changing the way you sleep. SleepScore Labs was founded in 2016 by a team of sleep experts from companies, institutions and organizations such as ResMed, Apple, and Harvard, all driven by a shared purpose: to unlock human potential through the power of sleep. After studying millions of hours of sleep for over a decade, we created the world’s most accurate sleep app and the only curated store of products so you can have a happier, healthier and more productive life. A joint venture among ResMed, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Pegasus Capital Advisors L.P, with headquarters in Carlsbad, CA, and an office in Dublin, Ireland, we’ve developed SleepScore™ technology powered by ResMed™ to offer the world’s most accurate sleep app. SleepScore Labs’ ecosystem also provides data insights, product evaluation tools, and technology licensing opportunities for companies developing products and solutions in the sleep industry.

SleepScore does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment through its service or its available functions. The content and service provided are intended solely as a resource and informational tool to improve your sleep. Always seek the advice of a physician or qualified health provider for any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

About Alen Air Purifiers

Alen helps people breathe better, feel better, and live better—driven by the belief that wellness depends on pure air. Since 2006, Alen has pioneered the design and development of the industry’s most customizable line of purifiers and filters to effectively address all major air quality concerns—including allergies and asthma, dust and odors, pollution and wildfire smoke. Alen’s award-winning purifiers have earned thousands of 5-star customer reviews because they clean more air more quietly and efficiently…for life. Alen backs its commitment to customers with the only lifetime warranty in the industry, supported by an in-house team of customer service experts. Alen make purifiers to fit large and small spaces as well as people’s unique lifestyles, with a wide selection of designer front panels that blend in or stand out in any home decor. Buying an Alen means pure air for life—your life.

Alen is headquartered in Austin, Texas and serves customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, China, Hong Kong, and Malaysia.



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