Apple Patents Tech To Help You Track Your Sleeping Habits

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In its latest healthcare move, Apple recently patented a method to more accurately determine when someone is asleep, using multiple devices as sources of data. 

Apple has long been pushing into healthcare and wellness, with a core focus on building a personal health record — including sleep data. 

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The earliest hint of the tech giant’s sleep tracking strategy was its 2017 acquisition of sleep device startup Beddit. In early October, Apple also leaked a Sleep app for its Apple Watch, signaling its continued interest in health monitoring. This comes amid the wellness trend, as a growing cohort of consumers strive to achieve health- and wellness-oriented lifestyles, whether that be in improved diet, fitness, or sleep. 

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