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FDA Approves Apple Watch App Treating PTSD-Related Nightmares

The FDA has approved an Apple Watch app called 'NightWare', which could help treat users' PTSD-related nightmares. NightWare essentially detects body movement and heart rate during sleep. This data is sent to the NightWare server and creates a unique sleep pattern for users. When the app detects that a user is experiencing a nightmare based on its analysis of heart rate and body movement, the system will vibrate the device in response to interrupt bad dreams, but will not actually wake them up. It is important to note that NightWare is only available by prescription, is not a stand-alone treatment, and must be used in conjunction with medications. Users known to "misbehave" during sleep are not advised to use Apple Watch therapy....