What is the Sleep and Breathing Monitor?
The SafeToSleep™ Sleep and Breathing Monitor is the most advanced baby monitoring system ever developed. Simply place your baby on the SleepMat™, connect to your smartphone (or included Parent Unit), and begin monitoring the movement, breathing, and activity of your baby. The patent-pending BreathOptics™ technology detects every inhale and exhale of your sleeping baby and generates a breath wave, which is streamed to your smartphone as it happens.
With the SafeToSleep monitor you will always know at a glance that your baby is breathing safely. If your baby encounters an irregular breathing event, the SafeToSleep monitor will alarm, providing you with the precious time you need to tend to your baby. The SafeToSleep system has been clinically validated to be as accurate as the breathing monitors used in hospitals.
The SafeToSleep monitor also generates reports on your baby’s sleep time and sleep quality. Imagine knowing exactly how much sleep your baby is getting each day and night. Now, imagine being able to determine the quality of your baby’s sleep. With the SafeToSleep monitor you can! This type of information has never before been available and will change the way you understand and care for your baby.
How does the Sleep and Breathing Monitor work?
You simply place your baby on the SleepMat™ and turn it on. Launch the free SafeToSleep smartphone application and connect to the SleepMat (or included Parent Unit for users without a smartphone). You will instantly begin monitoring the sleep wellness, breath patterns, and sleep quality of your baby.
No smartphone? No problem! Every Sleep and Breathing Monitor is packaged with a Parent Unit. The Parent Unit connects wirelessly with the SleepMat, allowing you to monitor your baby without your smartphone. The Parent Unit works great for baby sitters, day care workers, and others that care for your baby and may not have access to a smartphone.
What is included in the package?
1 Remote Parent Unit
2 Washable Accessory Covers
What are the features of the Sleep & Breathing Monitor?
The SleepMat™ is a soft mat that uses state-of-the-art fiber optic technology to monitor and display every breath of your sleeping baby. The baby lies on the patent-pending SleepMat which is wired with advanced fiber optic sensors to sense every inhale and exhale of your sleeping baby. The SleepMat is wireless and portable, so it’s designed to go wherever your baby sleeps.
One Parent Unit is included with every Sleep and Breathing monitor, which allows you to monitor your baby without a smartphone. The Parent Unit is a great tool for babysitters, grandparents, or any other caretaker to monitor your baby without using a smartphone.
Two Accessory Covers are included with every Sleep and Breathing Monitor. The Accessory Covers are fitted, washable covers that are designed to slip over the SleepMat™.
BreathTrend is the technology that allows the SafeToSleep system to detect changes in your baby’s breathing pattern and alert you if it detects an irregular breathing event. Unlike traditional movement monitors that alarm after your baby has stopped breathing, BreathTrend is designed to alarm you before your baby stops breathing, giving you more time to take action. This is a groundbreaking approach to infant sleep monitoring and is a breakthrough in the field of fiber optic sensing technology.
BreathScope is the technology that allows you to view the breath wave and breathing rate on your smartphone or Parent Unit. The breath wave is created by every inhale and every exhale of your sleeping baby.
SleepLog is the technology that provides sleep reports that detail your baby’s sleep time and sleep quality. SleepLog will store 30 days of sleep information that can help you detect changes in your baby’s sleep pattern that may signify infection, fever, or pain. You can also share the SleepLog information with your pediatrician to further improve your baby’s care. This advanced technology will allow you to care for your baby in ways that were never before possible.
Can I add additional layers of blankets, swaddling cloth, or fitted sheet between the SleepMat™ and my baby?
The SleepMat™ is packaged with two (2) washable Accessory Covers that are fitted to the SleepMat™. In addition to the accessory cover, you can use a swaddle cloth, sheet, or light blanket. We recommend keeping additional layers to 1 cm (.40 inches) or less. The SleepMat™ has three sensitivity settings, so you can change the sensitivity as needed as you add additional materials.
Is the Sleep and Breathing Monitor safe?
Everything about the Sleep and Breathing Monitor is designed with safety in mind. The word “safe” is in our name and it guides everything we do. It’s our belief that this is the safest monitor on the market today, and quite likely the safest monitor that has ever been developed.
Here are a few reasons why …
Breath Detection and Alarms
The Sleep and Breathing Monitor uses its BreathTrend™ system to detect changes in your baby’s breathing pattern and alert you if it detects an irregular breathing event. This type of intelligence is a breakthrough in infant sleep safety and will change the way parents and doctors define the value and effectiveness of home sleep monitoring for babies.
The Sleep and Breathing Monitor is the only monitor that has been hospital tested and clinically validated for accuracy. The hospital testing has shown the SafeToSleep™ monitor to be as accurate as the breathing monitors used in pediatric units around the world. When it comes to monitoring your baby, accuracy and safety to hand-in-hand.
No Cords or Wires
The Sleep and Breathing Monitor has no wires or cords that your baby can get tangled up in. Wires and cords have been a big safety problem in sleep monitors over the years. The SafeToSleep monitor is wireless and battery powered, so you never have to worry about cords threatening the safety of your baby.
Safe Fiber Optics
The monitor uses fiber optic light (yes, light!) as its sensing mechanism, which is what gives the monitor it high sensitivity. This state-of-the-art technology is 100% safe for your baby.
Low Energy Wireless
The SleepMat™ connects to your smartphone (or included Parent Unit) using secure, low energy Bluetooth. This is the same safe technology used in hands-free cell phone headsets that you see people walking with in their ear all day.
Independently Tested and Certified
And finally, the Sleep and Breathing Monitor has been fully tested using independent laboratories. In all tests, the SafeToSleep monitor has exceed the safety standards set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
Is the Sleep and Breathing Monitor accurate?
Yes! The Sleep and Breathing Monitor has been hospital tested and is clinically validated to be as accurate as the breathing monitors used in hospitals.
My baby is healthy. Why do I need to monitor my baby’s breathing?
First, because the technology has finally arrived that allows you to monitor your baby’s breathing!
Second, every parent knows that it is not possible to watch their babies 24×7, as even the healthiest newborn will sleep about 16 hours each day. Most parents want to use every tool at their disposal to ensure their babies are sleeping safely. The SafeToSleep™ monitor is a tool to support sleep safety, as the system will alarm you if it senses an irregular breathing even that may need your attention.
Third, sleep is an indicator of the overall health and wellbeing of your baby. Until now, there has never been a technology available with the capability to track how long your baby has slept, or how well your baby has slept. Changes in sleep patterns can indicate sickness, fever, and even pain in infants. The SleepLog™ feature tracks total sleep time and sleep quality, so you’ll know to the minute how much your baby is sleeping. Even more important, you’ll know how well your baby is sleeping!
Are there any cords with the SleepMat™?
The Sleep and Breathing Monitor has no wires or cords that your baby can get tangled up in. Wires and cords have been a big safety problem in sleep monitors over the years. The SafeToSleep™ monitor is wireless and battery powered, so you never have to worry about cords threatening the safety of your baby.
Is the SleepMat™ waterproof? What happens if the mat gets soiled with, say, milk or urine?
The SleepMat™ is made of a water resistant, anti-microbial fabric. The SleepMat can be cleaned quickly cleaned using a damp cloth and sanitized using a baby wipe.
Where on the SleepMat™ are the sensors located that monitor my baby’s activity?
The entire surface of the SleepMat™ operates as the sensing area.
Will this work on my Apple and Android smartphones?
The smartphone is designed to work on Apple and Android smartphones.
Is the Smartphone application free?
Yes, the smartphone application is free and is available for download from the Apple Apps Store and/or the Android Marketplace.
Can I use your product if I don’t have a smartphone?
No smartphone? No problem! Every Sleep and Breathing Monitor is packaged with a Parent Unit. The Parent Unit connects directly with the SleepMat™, allowing you to monitor your baby without your smartphone. The Parent Unit works great for baby sitters, day care workers, and others that care for your baby and may not have access to a smartphone.
Is the SleepMat™ portable?
The SafeToSleep™ monitor is designed to be as portable as a pacifier. The system is wireless and battery powered, so it’s easy to take with you. The Sleep and Breathing Monitor is powered using four AA batteries, so 100% portable and designed to go wherever your baby sleeps.
How long do the batteries last? How do I know if the batteries are low?
With typical 12-hour per day use, the four AA batteries in the SleepMat™ will last approximately 30 days. We recommend using lithium rechargeable batteries for best performance and environmental consideration, but good old alkaline batteries will work just fine as well. The SleepMat™ will send an alarm to your smartphone (or Parent Control Unit) when the batteries get low. The SleepMat will also display a red blinking LED when the batteries are low.
What is BreathScope™? Why is this important?
BreathScope™ is a feature of the SafeToSleep smartphone application that measures and displays each inhale and exhale of your sleeping baby, generates the breath wave, and streams the information to your smartphone as it occurs so you know at a glance that your baby is breathing safely. The SafeToSleep™ monitor is the only monitor in the world with the sensitivity to detect and graph a baby’s breath wave.
What is SleepLog™? Why is this important?
SleepLog™ is a feature of the smartphone application provides reports on your baby’s total sleep time and generates sleep quality reports. Sleeping is an important indicator of health and wellness of your baby. For the first time, SleepLog will measure to the minute the quantity of sleep your baby gets. In addition to measuring sleep time, SleepLog provides sleep quality reports allowing you to monitor how well your baby is sleeping. You will know exactly how long your baby sleeps on a daily (and nightly) basis, taking the guesswork out of managing the sleep of your baby. This information has never before been available to parents and represents a breakthrough in how parents can care for their babies. This information will give all new meaning to the phrase, “sleeping like a baby.”
What is BreathTrend™? Why is this important?
BreathTrend™ alarms are a feature of the SafeToSleep™ system available for both the smartphone and Parent Unit. BreathTrend™ measures your baby’s breathing patterns and will alarm you if your baby has an irregular breathing event like slow breathing, fast breathing, or no breathing. Where traditional movement monitor technology will only alarm you if your baby stops breathing, BreathTrend is designed to alarm you BEFORE your baby stops breathing.
My current monitor gets terrible reception. Is the reception good with the SafeToSleep™ product?
The SafeToSleep monitor connects to your smartphone or Parent Unit using secure digital Bluetooth wireless technology, with crystal clear reception, and absence of interference, static, crosstalk, or poor reception.