Sleep expert Roy J.E.M Raymann, who joined Apple back in 2014, has left the company and moved on to SleepScore Labs, where he will serve as Vice President of Sleep Science and Scientific Affairs.

Raymann joined Apple as the company was developing the Apple Watch, and at the time, his hiring spurred rumors that the device would have sleep tracking capabilities, which never materialized.

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Prior to joining Apple, where he served as "Health and Health Technologies Staff," Raymann was at Philips where he founded the Philips Sleep Experience Laboratory, a non-clinical sleep research facility.

According to his LinkedIn profile, while at Apple, Raymann worked on Night Shift, the Bedtime alarm, display recommendations and color filters, and HealthKit and ResearchKit.

News of Raymann's departure comes just days after Apple acquired Beddit, a company that produces a sensor-equipped sleep monitoring system.

It's not yet clear what Apple plans to do with Beddit's technology, but Apple is continuing to sell the Beddit sleep monitor and has updated its privacy policy to note that it is collecting sleep-related data that could influence future projects at the company.

Top Rated Comments

gsmornot Avatar
66 months ago
Maybe he was bored. In 3 years figured out to turn the screen yellow.
Score: 27 Votes (Like | Disagree)
lars666 Avatar
66 months ago
"Sleep expert" – found my new title.
Score: 26 Votes (Like | Disagree)
stiligFox Avatar
66 months ago
Maybe he was bored. In 3 years figured out to turn the screen yellow.
By copying the functionality of an app (f.lux) that had been around for years, and removing some of its best features.
Score: 17 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Applebot1 Avatar
66 months ago
Maybe he got caught sleeping on the job
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
IJ Reilly Avatar
66 months ago
The original office sleep expert.

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Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Relentless Power Avatar
66 months ago
Never used any nightshift ever waste of time who wants yellow tint lol
I Disagree. It's actually easier on the eyes and not having the blue light really does make a difference when you're in a dark environment. I find it much easier to wake up to and when viewing my Apple devices in the dark. And I believe it does affect sleep with blue light.
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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