New collaboration between Walgreens and Philips helps put quality sleep within reach

Sept. 25, 2019

Walgreens has announced that the millions of adults experiencing sleep issues can now access new sleep solutions through its Walgreens Find Care platform. With the addition of the clinically validated Philips SmartSleep Analyzer, one of several SmartSleep solutions announced by Philips, Walgreens Find Care users are now able to use the tool to help identify the potential reasons contributing to their sleep issues and connect to sleep diagnostics, guidance, products and solutions online and through the Walgreens mobile app.

“Walgreens is committed to providing healthy solutions, access and support to people with health concerns, including those who struggle with quality and/or quantity of sleep,” said Giovanni Monti, vice president and director of healthcare innovation, Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. “We’re continually improving the Find Care user experience, and this expanded offering to help people take charge of their sleep health is another way in which we are supporting those who are managing a range of chronic conditions.”

Insufficient sleep has been linked to the development and management of a number of chronic diseases and conditions, including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity and depression, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There is growing recognition of the importance of sleep, with more than a third of U.S. adults having self-reported sleep issues.

Walgreens Find Care users who access the SmartSleep Analyzer will receive personalized insights and feedback on their sleep challenges based on their responses to a short questionnaire, including guidance on recommended solutions to help meet their individual needs. The tool aims to provide consumers with a better understanding of their sleep habits and offers an assessment, which can be used by the patient to guide further conversations with a physician, should that step be recommended. Additionally, through, users may explore or purchase any of the Philips SmartSleep solutions such as the SmartSleep Snoring Relief Band, SmartSleep Deep Sleep Headband and SmartSleep Connected Sleep and Wake-Up Light.

Walgreens Find Care features an expanding portfolio of solutions for chronic care management with connected devices and digital health solutions launched in July 2019 for patients with diabetes through a collaboration with Dexcom, and patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), through a collaboration with Propeller.

Walgreens Find Care, which was recognized by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences as an honoree for the 2019 Webby Awards, continues to add new partners and health offerings to meet the evolving needs of Walgreens patients and customers.