70 percent of adults go through a traumatic episode once in their lifetime and out of which at least 20 percent will develop PTSD. It is very common for people to go through Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Apple has taken an initiative to help those who are having nightmares because of it. Apple Watch will now have an app called Nightware that has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Friday for nightmares causing sleep disorders.
The app uses the heart rate monitor and the body movement sensor of the person asleep and compares it with the data of his normal vitals, if the app finds any irregularity and a possibility of a nightmare from its data it will send a vibration to break the nightmare of the person. According to the FDA, the app cannot be downloaded from the app store without a prescription and it is not for everyone. It also states that people are prone to sleepwalking and acting out their nightmares is advised not to use the app.
It is also advised to consult your doctor and continue taking your medications and therapy along with the use of the app. If the nightmares are continuous then users are advised to consult their doctors immediately, or if the vibrations are awakening them without any nightmare.
It is recommended to use the app on Apple Watch only while sleeping and not with other activities such as reading or watching television as it will give false alarms. Make sure you wear your watch comfortably and not too tight, if you undergo any discomfort please discontinue the use of it. Remember your health always comes first.