Sleep Therapy

Sleep Therapy has been anything but boring over the last 16 months. Just as sleep providers started to get their footing during the COVID-19 public health emergency, along came the Philips device recall. In both cases, sleep providers have had to deal with uncertain supply chains while serving both existing patients and onboarding new ones.

Moreover, when it comes to the public health emergency, providers of sleep therapy equipment and services had to develop new procedures and use new tools to safely and effectively provide products and services to patients and coordinate with referrals.

While all that was happening, providers have to keep up to speed with the market changes and innovations that have always been part and parcel of the sleep therapy market. While the public health emergency or a product recall might have created gaps in some supplies, new masks, accessories, and other devices and products have been getting released.

Likewise, there are a variety of business services and software offerings on the market to help sleep therapy providers run more efficient businesses, help their referral partners introduce new patients to therapy, and ensure optimal outcomes.

So, bearing all that in mind, let’s take a look at some of the products and services that have recently hit the market:


Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc.

Eson 2

Eson 2

Next Gen Eson 2 Nasal Mask Emphasizes Fit and Ease of Use

Fisher & Paykel’s recently released the F&P Eson 2, the second generation of its nasal mask for treating OSA sufferers, features a unique RollFit seal that is designed to deliver precise fit and effective seal that automatically adjusts to the bridge of the nose in order to decrease the likelihood of leaks, which can waste time and increase patient dissatisfaction. The mask’s Intuitive Headgear provides fitting options for patients, including the ability to stretch the mask directly over the head, and its Easy Frame now has a narrower profile than its predecessor. Also, the diffuser, which reduces noise and draft for the patient and the bed partner, is now washable and more durable than the original F&P Eson diffuser, according to the company.

  • (877) 707-5454, ext. 4

3B Medical Inc

iCodeConnect

iCodeConnect

3B Medical adds remote device setting capability

3B Medical Inc. has obtained FDA 510(k) clearance on its iCodeConnect’s remote device setting capability. With this software enhancement, therapy and prescription settings can now be adjusted and applied to Luna CPAP and Auto-CPAP devices remotely through 3B’s patient management portal. This capability allows clinicians to make prescription changes and update all device settings through iCodeConnect easily and efficiently.

  • (863) 226-6285

Nitetronic America LLC

Anti-Snore Pillow

Anti-Snore Pillow

Pillow detects snoring and gently inflates to change head position

The goodnite Anti-Snore Pillow helps people effected by snoring by using snore detection and head position sensors inside the pillow, which activate air chambers that inflate or deflate without a sound. When snoring is detected, one of the six chambers inflates and gently turns the head to the side, which reduces or eliminates snoring. In a clinical study, it alleviated snoring an average of 67 percent for participants, the company reports.

  • (909) 931-2999

Contour Products

CPAPMax Pillow 2.0

Contour launches its latest: CPAPMax Pillow 2.0 and CPAP Pillow 2.0

Contour Products has launched two new CPAP pillows. The Contour CPAPMax Pillow 2.0 features two different sides and four different heights. One side of the pillow is designed to keep users cool with 3D mesh, while the other side features a plush, traditional fiberfill pillow top for comfort. The CPAPMax can be adjusted to four different heights to customize fit and comfort. Side cutouts alleviate mask bumps and interference while sleeping on the side, and a hose tether will prevent air leakage as users move in the night. The CPAP Pillow 2.0 features 50 percent more head area with a plush traditional fiberfill pillow top. The pillow’s special design has side pockets to accommodate any PAP mask, reducing uncomfortable pressure on the user’s face. Plus, the CPAP Pillow’s orthopedic shape improves airway alignment and supports the spine’s natural curves.

  • (800) 692-6686

ResMed

AirFit

AirFit

Sleep Apnea Masks Created for Women

Because women and men with sleep apnea exhibit different characteristics and face different challenges, ResMed has several interfaces designed for the shape and structure of women’s faces. The AirFit series of masks include the AirFit P10, which is a very quit female friendly size mask, the AirFit F10, which is a full face mask in a compact design that lets you wear your glasses while wearing the mask, and the AirFit N10, which has an under-eye frame that gives the user a clear line of sight.

  • (877) 242-1703

3B Medical Inc

Rio Nasal Pillow Mask

Rio Nasal Pillow Mask

Rio Nasal Pillow Weighs 2.6 Ounces

3B Medical has introduced the Rio Nasal Pillow Mask, with a lightweight interface and soft construction. It weighs only 2.6 ounces, which includes the headgear. It has a rotating ball in a socket swivel that offers greater freedom of movement. The mask was made with ergonomically designed cushion to maximize patient comfort.

  • (863) 226-6285

Battery Power Solutions

Freedom

Freedom

Second Generation Freedom CPAP Battery Released with Upgrades

Battery Power Solutions’ second generation CPAP battery – the Freedom – offers the same features of the now-discontinued c-100 model, along with some upgrades. The Freedom has an easy-to-read digital display screen that shows the charge level of the battery and a USB port so users can charge portable electronics, such as cell phones and tablets. The Freedom, which meets FAA requirements and can be stored in carry-on luggage, also offers true battery backup functionality during power outages that prevents unnecessary degradation of the battery cells.

  • (877) 445-5228

ResMed

myAir

myAir

myAir Now Available as an iOS App

myAir, the a free online support program that lets users of ResMed’s AirSens 10 and AirCurve 10 track their nightly sleep therapy data and progress over time, is now available as an app for iOS devices, such as iPhones. The myAir app contains the same features as the mobile-responsive myAir website, but now users can access their sleep therapy data and helpful tips and videos when and where it’s convenient for them. Patients’ data syncs with myAir automatically with no modules to manage or manual data downloads required. To get the app, users should visit Apple’s App Store. New users can easily register for an account through the app or by visiting ResMed.com/myAir.

  • (877) 242-1703

Philips Respironics

Adherence Profiler

Adherence Profiler

Adherence Profiler Helps Track Sleep Compliance

As sleep providers well know, compliance is everything. Between 40 and 60 percent of CPAP patients either abandon treatment or do not use their devices enough to see a benefit, according to Philips Respironics. So, the company developed Adherence Profiler available with EncoreAnywhere, a set of adherence profiling algorithms that can help providers identifies which patients at each timeframe are adherent and those who are struggling but have a chance of becoming adherent.

  • (800) 659-9235

Contour Products

CPAPMax Pillow

CPAPMax Pillow

Adjustable CPAP Pillow Offers Four Heights

  • Pillow’s height is easy to adjust by adding or removing layers of foam inside the pillow, which helps minimize mask shifting, air leaks and facial pressure.
  • The dual-sided design offers a choice of two sleep surfaces: plush memory foam and traditional fiberfill.
  • An 18-inch tether keeps the hose in place for undisrupted sleep.
  • (800) 692-6686

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