myAir and GARMIN Research: Functional bar enriched with hops and terpenes improve sleep quality and reduced stress: Open-label pilot study

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Chronic stress is linked to the six leading causes of death globally, costing American businesses $300 billion each year. If it wasn’t evident enough, stress possesses an obvious cause for concern among individuals, employers and countries worldwide. The good news - relief is readily available. GARMIN wearables come equipped with interactive features that can help users to monitor and manage their stress levels. These wearables also allow users to monitor metrics that specifically influence their stress, such as physical activity, diet, and sleep. Today, thanks to food tech start-up myAir, it’s attainable to use that same data to design customized, plant-based adaptogenic nutrition bars to help users discover even more stress relief in their daily routines.

Improvement in Sleep Quality and Stress Management

An open-label pilot study conducted by myAir issued GARMIN vívosmart® 4 activity wearables to participants to monitor their sleep duration, sleep quality and stress levels. After wearing the device for two weeks to establish baseline measurements, participants were then monitored for a further two weeks with daily consumption of myAir’s adaptogenic super-plant bars.

The study led by Dr. Gil Lewitus from Technion - Israel Institute of Technology found that myAir functional bars improved 73% of participants' anxiety scores and 84% of participants’ sleep quality. Additionally, 54% of the participants increased their sleep duration, and 64% of the participants experienced an increase in deep sleep duration, as measured by the vívosmart 4 devices. The study concluded that bars infused with a proprietary blend of unique adaptogens and hops extract could better enhance sleep quality and relieve stress.

Converting Physiological Data into Personalised Nutrition

Each person experiences different reactions to stress, causing everyone’s symptoms to vary. GARMIN wearable data is individualized to the wearer, meaning it can be used to create a tailored nutrition solution for each user. By integrating the Health API with its platform, myAir allows GARMIN customers to optionally share their wearable data with myAir. Short assessments are also used to help myAir gain psychological insights on each individual. myAir uses the combined quantitative and qualitative data to create a formulation mix that delivers a specific stress-release effect based on each consumer’s unique stress profile and cognitive needs.

myAir x GARMIN

The myAir team analyzed the technical specifications of multiple activity devices before selecting the vívosmart 4 based on its ease of use, reliability, and collection of relevant metrics. myAir Founder Dovev Goldstein said, “We've been using GARMIN devices to track stress, sleep, and activities for a long time. This experience led us to choose GARMIN devices as the most accessible and accurate means to use in large-scale experiments and to reach trusted results.”

Read our research on GARMIN's Blog:

https://www.garmin.com/en-GB/blog/turning-physiological-data-from-garmin-wearables-into-personalised-nutrition/

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