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SleepScore Labs Launches World’s First Reimbursable Digital Sleep Improvement Program, a Major Milestone in Championing Sleep as Preventative Care

By: SleepScore Labs  |  November 14th, 2022

Certified program in partnership with ResMed Germany puts prevention first to unlock improved health outcomes and lower healthcare costs   

Carlsbad, CA – SleepScore Labs, a global health and wellness company focused on sleep, today announced its expansion into Germany with the launch of the world’s first digital sleep improvement program to be certified by a government body for up to 100% reimbursement by health insurers. The program will be made available to tens of millions of insured people in Germany and opens the door for expansion across the European Union.  

Delivery of this program comes via a newly formed partnership between SleepScore’s EU headquarters in Dublin, Ireland, and ResMed Germany, bringing together SleepScore’s sleep science and technology expertise with ResMed’s unrivaled expertise in clinical sleep diagnostics and therapies as well as their vast reach through their established “Dein Schlaf. Dein Tag.” brand. ResMed Germany’s recent acquisition of mementor, a company that develops digital therapeutics for insomnia, makes for an ideal partnership to help people get all the sleep support they need from early sleep issues to therapies for medical conditions. 

This groundbreaking launch in Germany comes as part of a growing global recognition that healthy sleep, referred to by some as “the fifth vital sign”, is a key pillar in restoring the brain and body. As the cost of poor sleep makes up nearly 3% of some countries’ GDP and nearly 75%  of individuals report not getting highly restorative sleep, the addition of evidenced-based sleep improvement programs is critical to improving health outcomes and reducing healthcare utilization costs through disease prevention.  

World’s 2nd largest healthcare market paves way for expansion across EU, into US 

The German healthcare system, which is 2nd only to the US in size, has become the world leader in driving transformative changes by focusing on preventative care. European governments and healthcare systems have been creating policy to drive these changes. The CDC declared sleep disorders a public health epidemic in 2018; however, meaningful change to properly address the issue is just beginning. SleepScore’s US headquarters is working with leaders in the digital health and insurance space to change that. SleepScore has successfully piloted programs with employers and one of the largest US insurers, delivering objectively measured outcomes that include an average of 18 additional hours of sleep per month and up to a 48% increase in other health outcomes such as fitness activity, combined with 8–10 times more engagement and retention rates compared to other health and wellness programs. 

“We are so excited that one major government is leading the way in this preventive health investment, as sleep will deliver outcomes across weight management, fitness, and performance, along with reduction of long-term healthcare costs,” said Colin Lawlor, CEO of SleepScore Labs. “We expect this to expand to other European countries very soon, as sleep improvement represents the largest untapped opportunity in human health.”  

SleepScore program rooted in superior accuracy and personalization 

The SleepScore program, delivered primarily through a downloadable smartphone app, offers the only program that includes industry-leading accurate sleep tracking, conveniently available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store with no need to buy additional wearables or hardware.  Enabled by superior data, the program’s recommendation engine continuously analyzes and correlates objectively measured sleep data with self-report demographics and lifestyle data. Through proprietary algorithms, the program then provides users with recommended solutions that are highly personalized to their needs, allowing for up to one million possible unique advice permutations per user.  

The fundamental value of this personalized program is data accuracy, since providing effective and lasting personal sleep advice requires a high degree of confidence, often lacking in the sleep space. ResMed and SleepScore Labs have been developing and evolving the digital sleep program over several years, which has resulted in ever-improving technology and measurement accuracy, with 14 published validation studies comparing performance against PSG, the gold standard in sleep tracking. This all culminates in empowering users to go beyond sleep tracking and confidently take actionable steps provided by SleepScore’s effective, actionable, and lasting sleep improvement advice and coaching, trusting that it is developed by a team of sleep experts and suited to fit everyone’s unique sleep journey.  

German digital healthcare act opens the door to more preventative health programs across European Union 

In June 2015, Germany passed new legislation focused on disease prevention and health promotion, enabling a wide range of benefits to individual consumers along with long-term economic benefits. In July 2021, the area of ‘sleep’ was added to the overarching program offerings in the field of stress prevention.  

The Prevention Act became law in Germany in 2015 and has allowed new measures in the areas of prevention against diseases, health promotion, and early detection of diseases to take effect. Once a prevention program is approved by Zentrale Prüfstelle Prävention (ZPP), the official independent regulator that reviews programs on behalf of the statutory health insurance providers, the program is then listed on an online registry for the public to choose from.  

SleepScore and ResMed Germany have been working together to certify the “Dein Schlaf. Dein Tag. powered by SleepScore” sleep improvement program, and the associated app is now available for download and reimbursement for every publicly insured person in Germany. You can learn more about the program here. 

“ResMed has improved the sleep of people all around the world for over 30 years. In combining our expertise in sleep health and SleepScore’s validated digital sleep program, we are now able to help more people in Germany in getting healthy sleep by offering an easily accessible and reimbursable certified sleep program,” said ResMed Germany President Katrin Pucknat. “We are excited to add the ‘Dein Schlaf. Dein Tag.’ app to our portfolio, allowing us to cover the entire field of sleep health – from prevention to therapy for sleep disorders.”   

About SleepScore Labs 

SleepScore Labs is the company driving true sleep improvement driven by science and world-leading data. We’re changing the world by improving sleep, based on science and leading-edge technology which almost every person on earth can access and use. SleepScore Labs was founded in 2016 by a team of sleep experts from companies, institutions, and organizations such as ResMed, Apple, Philips, and Harvard. 

After studying almost 100 million hours of sleep for over a decade, we offer a suite of services to help consumers improve their own sleep and companies improve their offerings in the space. Our flagship offerings, SleepScore and SleepScore Max, harness best-in-class non-contact technology to track, measure, and improve sleep, where we’ve led hundreds of thousands of people on their journey to better sleep and wellness. Our enterprise offerings enable leading companies to strengthen their health and wellness services, proven through better sleep. Our membership and enterprise customers get access to a sleep improvement ecosystem that connects personalized sleep data, validated sleep solutions, and tailored actionable advice, all in one platform. 

SleepScore does not provide medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment through its service or its available functions. 

 

Contact 

Tracy Frommelt 

Tracy.frommelt@sleepscorelabs.com 

858-437-9060 

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