Rising incomes and changing diets are reportedly causing sleep apnea in China, among other problems. Loud snoring is one symptom of sleep apnea – a disorder in which the throat periodically closes throughout the night that can lead to death if left untreated. It is reported that millions of Chinese with sleep apnea do not recognize that they have the disorder. 

According to a survey released by Tung Wah Hospital, Hong Kong, sleep disorders were significantly associated with factors including somatic symptoms such as bone pain and arthralgia. At TechCrunch Shanghai 2015, two startups introduced their smart devices aiming to help people monitor their sleep and improve their quality of sleep. 

The SleepPro X Smart bed helps you ease your back pain by moving the mattress. The smart bed can adjust the hardness of the bed in accordance with your body shape by using digital sensors to add air to different parts of the mattress. Accordingly, the bed changes the angle of bed or hardness of the cushion to reduce snoring and can also provide massage.

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Eva Yoo

Eva Yoo is Shanghai-based tech writer. Reach her at evayoo@technode.com