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:
rtNOW HME Services
Tele-respiratory therapists give provider staff a 'pressure relief' valve
- Remote RTs schedule new PAP setups,
educate patients via a HIPAA-compliant
CoreLink video conference, and work various
devices and masks.
- RTs provide ongoing PAP follow-up to
ensure adherence for therapeutic benefit
and billing requirements.
- RTs can schedule or be scheduled to
perform virtual remote ventilator follow ups
iQ2 & Phantom 2
New moldable, low-profile nasal masks for resupply
- Both masks combine patented AIRgel technology
with a soft, pliable shell ensures premium comfort
for many facial structures.
- Design and materials also minimize skin irritation
and pressure points.
- If patients need to change mask styles, the IQ2 and
Phantom2 cushions are interchangeable while using
the same mask frame and headgear.
Sleep solution sidesteps standard mask
The DreamPort “maskless solution” to PAP
therapy compliance isn’t a traditional mask.
Rather, the interface is held on the patient’s
face with gentle, hypoallergenic tape that
seals the DreamPorts securely at the base
of the nostril. This means only the stream
of air from the machine enters the nostril.
The devices are clinically proven not to leak,
headgear-free CPAP solution and are fully
made in the U.S.A and FDA cleared. They
are covered by Medicare and all major insurance
and work with all CPAP machines.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions
Heated CPAP Tube
Heated CPAP tube available for DreamStation and PR System One
The Sunset Heated CPAP Tube for DreamStation and PR System One
humidifiers brings a popular design
to a new great value product. The
Heated CPAP Tube aims to improve
compliance by preventing rainout
and increasing comfort. It features
strain relief cuffs and an auto safety
shut-off for optimal performance.
The Sunset Heated CPAP Tube is UL
Recognized and holds a 510(k). Call
now to speak live with a Sunset sales
representative and request more information on the company’s
newest CPAP solution.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
Purify O3 Elite
The next generation of Responsive Respiratory's CPAP/BiPAP disinfectors
The next generation in
Responsive Respiratory’s Purify O3 line of sleep
therapy equipment cleaning and sanitizing device, the Elite Series.
The Purify O3 Elite features touch‐to‐activate controls and visual
feedback for users that includes an illuminated disinfection progress
ring and a lighted battery life indicator. The Purify O3 Elite kills
99.99 percent of germs and bacteria in a single cleaning cycle and is
third-party tested for efficacy, according to Responsive Respiratory,
which adds the device is FDA registered. Also, the device is lightweight,
compact, and sanitizes and stores in its included reusable
zippered case, which should appeal to users who travel or who are
short on space.
3B Medical Inc
Luna G3 Auto BPAP
New bi-Level PAP Therapy Receives FDA 510(k) Clearance
- Third-generation bi-level device features
algorithm that automatically senses and
adjusts pressure settings to ensure airway
patency for a comfortable sleep.
- Provides a backup rate that reduces the
work of breathing with pressure settings
up to 25 cmH20.
- Also offers integrated heated tubing and
Gummies formulated to provide a natural and effective alternative for sleeplessness
PūrSlēp Gummies also
provide analgesic and
without the potential negative side-effects
of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory
drugs (NSAIDS) commonly used in “PM”
products. PūrWell has included 5mg of
CBN (cannabinol), a non-psychoactive, 100
percent hemp-derived cannabinoid which
exhibits sedative properties, in addition to
15 milligrams of full-spectrum hemp-derived
CBD. The natural blueberry flavored
gummy also provides clinically studied
ingredients such as 5-HTP and l-tryptophan
to aid serotonin production. PūrWell notes
all its products are USDA certified organic,
gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, and Kosher.
The gummies are also free of artificial
flavors, dyes, and sweeteners.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
RRI Enlarges CPAP Sanitizer
- CPAP sanitizer’s new larger sanitizing
and storage case offers 53 percent more
- The device is independently laboratory
tested to kill 99.99 percent of bacteria and
germs in a 35-minute cycle.
- Features a compact and lightweight
design with a rechargeable Lithium-ion
battery, and stores and sanitizes in the
included carry case.
Unique Solution to Mask Leaks, Discomfort and Blemishes
- Patented adhesive strip secures and seals
a PAP nasal pillow to the patient’s nose,
demonstrating improved PAPefficacy and
comfort while remaining easy-to-use.
- Inexpensive and compatible with any
commercially available nasal pillow.
- Reduces patient frustration over leaks,
noise, blemishes, discomfort while
improving compliance and outcomes.
NightOwl Ez Ox
All New Way to Test Overnight Pulse Oximetry Patients
- Once an order is received, VirtuOx mails a
NightOwl EzOx device to the patient, who
will wear the device as directed by the
- Connects via Bluetooth to app which
sends the results to VirtuOx which sends
the results to the patient’s physician,
who can order to and patient can retest
following the same instructions.
- The device is single patient use and is
disposable after 100 hours of recording