Consumer sleep technology: An American academy of sleep medicine position statement

Seema Khosla, Maryann C. Deak, Dominic Gault, Cathy A. Goldstein, Dennis Hwang, Younghoon Kwon, Daniel O'Hearn, Sharon Schutte-Rodin, Michael Yurcheshen, Ilene M. Rosen, Douglas B. Kirsch, Ronald D. Chervin, Kelly A. Carden, Kannan Ramar, R. Nisha Aurora, David A. Kristo, Raman K. Malhotra, Jennifer L. Martin, Eric J. Olson, Carol L. RosenJames A. Rowley

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Consumer sleep technologies (CSTs) are widespread applications and devices that purport to measure and even improve sleep. Sleep clinicians may frequently encounter CST in practice and, despite lack of validation against gold standard polysomnography, familiarity with these devices has become a patient expectation. This American Academy of Sleep Medicine position statement details the disadvantages and potential benefts of CSTs and provides guidance when approaching patient-generated health data from CSTs in a clinical setting. Given the lack of validation and United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance, CSTs cannot be utilized for the diagnosis and/or treatment of sleep disorders at this time. However, CSTs may be utilized to enhance the patient-clinician interaction when presented in the context of an appropriate clinical evaluation. The ubiquitous nature of CSTs may further sleep research and practice. However, future validation, access to raw data and algorithms, and FDA oversight are needed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)877-880
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Issue number5
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Consumer sleep technology
  • Patient-generated health data (PGHD)
  • Polysomnography


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