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:


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

Philips Respironics

Wisp Pediatric Nasal Mask

Wisp Pediatric Nasal Mask

Pediatric Nasal Mask Offers a Lot for Little Ones

Philips Respironics new Wisp Pediatric Nasal Mask, which supports non-invasive ventilation (NIV) features a child friendly giraffe fabric pattern, a modified cushion curvature and support tools to help provide a positive experience for young patients and their families. Features include, a Leak Correction Dial on the mask that lets caregivers fix small leaks without disturbing a child’s sleep, and three cushion sizes designed to fit infants weighing 22 pounds to age 7, with a shape created specifically to fit the curvature of an infant’s face and nose.

  • (800) 659-9235

Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare

IntelliPAP2

CPAP Offers Enhanced Connectivity, Evidenced-Based Detection and Response Algorithms

The IntelliPAP2 can differentiate between periodic breathing, central sleep apnea and complex apnea events, and automatically adjusts the delivered pressure. In addition, the device’s PulseDose heated humidification system intelligently provides humidification during inhalation only; blowing dry air during exhalation to flush humidity from the tube, reducing rainout, which will improve patient comfort and experience. Using Bluetooth connectivity, Drive DeVilbiss’s proprietary SmartCode technology and SmartLink App, the system offers simple data collection and reporting.

  • (877) 224-0946

Med Group

Sleep Program

Sleep Program Optimizes Patient and Business Performance

The MED Group’s Sleep Program aims to help providers maximize OSA patient compliance and resupply orders, as well as benchmark their business and care to help identify opportunities and measure results. From cost reduction to revenue enhancement through resupply, the program works to increase patient engagement, which improves the provider’s bottom line.

  • (800) 825-5633

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