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:
Drive DeVilbiss Healthcare
IntelliPAP2 AutoAdjust CPAP System
System automatically adjusts therapy to patients’ natural breathing patterns
- CPAP system offers heated humidification system
and improved sensitivity to detect full spectrum
of patient events.
- Provides comfortable therapy based on the
patient’s natural breathing pattern through
PureView AutoAdjust algorithm.
- Bluetooth connectivity is included on every unit,
allowing patients to view therapy results
on SmartLink app.
Ultra-portable PAP therapy system designed for frequent traveler
- Smallest CPAP system ever designed by
Philips features 12-mm PAP tubing, offering
same experience while taking up less space than
- Compatible with DreamMapper self-management
tool featuring complete therapy results.
- Optional integrated overnight battery protects
patient from power interruption.
Light CPAP mask minimizes discomfort and noise at night
- First-ever tube-down nasal cradle CPAP mask
with front-facing tube offers new option for
sleep apnea therapy.
- Company’s lightest mask offering features
adjustable headgear, nasal cradle cushion and
secure seal with curved cushion.
- Product includes ResMed QuietAir vent
technology designed to minimize noise.
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Inc.
CPAP machine gives patients access to their sleep data in an instant
The F&P SleepStyle is the only CPAP machine
with the American Arthritits Foundation’s Ease
of Use Commendation. The new machine is
easy to clean, stylish and compact, and features
easy-to-press buttons. By using the SleepStyle
App, patients can access their sleep data
instantly, allowing them to monitor their condition
and share the information with their physicians. F&P’s autoadjusting pressure
algorithm built into the machine also helps patients treat their sleep apnea and
upgrade to a better night’s sleep.
ResMed is offering a new option for sleep apnea treatment with its AirFit N30, the first tube-down nasal cradle CPAP mask with a front-facing tube. The company's lightest mask yet, the AirFit N30 features adjustable elastic headgear and a nasal cradle cushion sitting under the nasal bridge to eliminate soreness in that area. With its curved cushion, the mask is designed to provide a secure seal regardless of how the user sleeps or moves during sleep. The product is now available in the United States, with more countries to follow.
Responsive Respiratory Inc.
Purify O3 Sanitizer
Portable CPAP sanitizer gives patients hospital-grade disinfection at home
Offering an affordable alternative to
other disinfectors for sleep patients, the
portable Purify O3 Sanitizer is sold only
through home medical providers. Using
activated oxygen technology to disinfect
medical equipment within 35 minutes, the
sanitizer provides hospital-grade disinfection
with no additional solutions required.
Compact, lightweight and cost-effective, the product ensures that patients no
longer have to purchase extra equipment or products, including adapters, filters
or replacement bags, to clean their reusable medical devices. The Purify O3
sanitizer, which is registered with the FDA, represents Responsive Respiratory’s
entrance into the PAP disinfection space.
Sunset Healthcare Solutions
Slim CPAP Tube
Latex-free slim CPAP tube built to last
Offering a highly durable solution to patients using CPAP
machines, Sunset Healthcare Solutions’ slim CPAP tube
is designed to reduce tearing and last for longer periods.
The tube has a strain relief cuff that decreases separation
and tearing in addition to being one of the lightest tubes on the market, coming
in at 2.6 ounces. With virtually no memory, it’s meant to stay in position and not
get kinks that make it uncomfortable for patients hoping to use the same product
again and again for their machines. The product is latex-free and compatible with
nearly all CPAP, BiPap and BiLevel systems for every manufacturer on the market.
Philips Sleep & Respiratory Care
Sleep position therapy device for sleep apnea patients now available commercially
After launching the NightBalance Lunoa sleep position
therapy device for patients with obstructive
sleep apnea in select markets in 2018, Philips has now
launched the product commercially. The product is
a mask-free, clinically-validated positional therapy
that uses gentle vibrations to encourage users to
alter their sleeping positions to help prevent apneas.
Philips has updated the technology to include wireless connectivity and a mobile
app that monitors use and provides patients and doctors with access to data via
a cloud-based system. The company cites several clinical studies that included
patient feedback on NightBalance, including their views that the product was
easier to use and more comfortable than other PAP therapy methods.
Nasal pillows mask helps users sleep in any position
ResMed’s AirFit P30i is a
nasal pillows CPAP mask
that offers features “tubeup”
design options to help
nasal and nasal pillows
mask wearers sleep better
in any position. The AirFit
P30i fits 90 percent of
wearers with just two frame
sizes and three cushions, helping HME providers fit
patients easier and faster. Designed to slide quickly
on and off the mask helps make users’ bedtime
routine easier, and a quick-release elbow makes it
easy to disconnect the mask from tubing if users need
to get up at night.
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