|Global Digital Health Sleep Technology Market—Companies-to-Action, 2017|
|Sleep Technology Devices, Services, and Platforms Can Catalyze, Disrupt, and Transform Consumer Health|
The importance of sleep in maintaining general health and wellness is being rapidly recognized by healthcare providers and consumers. Good sleep is associated with increased productivity, vitality, and reduced susceptibility to chronic diseases. The maturing healthcare consumer has started including sleep quality as an important metric to track and is already seeking approaches that can help enhance it.
The sleep technology market is flooded with devices, sensors, wearables, and mobile apps that collect sleep data, along with other physiological and activity parameters. Sleep technology consists of a mix of stand-alone, dedicated solutions, as well as technologies integrated with wearables that track multiple parameters. Much like other healthcare wearables markets, the sleep technology market is flooded with small- and medium-sized companies offering modular solutions. Crowdfunding platforms have enabled start-ups to enter with innovative technologies that have the potential to change market paradigms. For the purpose of this research, the entire sleep ecosystem has been explored, including wearables, bed-based sensors, ambient devices, mobile apps, and software, with the goal of understanding how this ecosystem needs to evolve to serve current and future customer needs. The research found 2 major gaps in market offerings: