Sleep Therapy

What a year it has been for the sleep therapy market: a rapidly changing sector of the HME industry driven by technological innovation and the desire to give patients the sleep they deserve. In 2019 alone, several companies introduced a wide variety of products and services for sleep apnea patients searching for more comfortable and effective options to treat their conditions. For providers, navigating the market means finding products that can satisfy patients’ need for data and mobile care while also driving more revenue through resupply programs.

Luckily, manufacturers continue to introduce products that meet the criteria. CPAP masks and machines are becoming more portable by the day, helping patients maintain their therapy regimen as they travel through airports and train stations. At the same time, some patients who struggle with compliance are finding success through alternative treatment options such as EPAP devices. Compliance rates are also improving through patient education services focused on their treatment success.

In addition, sleep therapy providers are stepping up their game when it comes to mobile monitoring of sleep data. Bluetooth connectivity is available on most CPAP systems, allowing patients and their doctors to view treatment progress and suggest therapy changes if necessary. Providers would be smart to keep up with the latest updates on remote monitoring technology, which is crucial to many patients as they decide which product to select.

From patient coaching services to portable CPAP masks, here is a sampling of the products that could help grow your sleep business.


Royal Philips

DreamStation AVAPS

DreamStation AVAPS

Platform designed to deliver optimal ventilation

Philips’ clinical innovations support custom, connected care to meet the unique needs of patients, while offering the first noninvasive ventilation solution that can automatically and simultaneously treat hypercapnia and OSA in any noninvasive ventilation mode. DreamStation AVAPS aligns with a patient’s breathing patterns to minimize applied pressure support, and machine breaths. It helps patients stay connected and informed with daily data on patient usage, compliance and efficacy.

  • (800) 229-6417

ResMed

AirFit N20 and AirFit F20

AirFit N20 and AirFit F20

Designed to improve comfort

The AirFit N20 and AirFit F20 feature ResMed’s innovative new InfinitySeal silicone cushion that adapts to the unique facial contours of each patient to increase comfort, improve fit and reduce leakage for maximum treatment efficacy. Hard-to-fit masks affect sleep specialists and patients alike, so with the new AirFit 20 series, ResMed has taken one of its most popular mask features – magnetic clips, which make the headgear easier to get on and off – and introduced them on its full face model.

  • (877) 242-1703

American Academy of Sleep Medicine

AASM Sleep

AASM Sleep

Video conferencing solution offers efficient alternative for costly home visits

AASM SleepTM is now available to facilitate convenient, secure video functionality specifically for the durable medical equipment (DME) industry. AASM SleepTM provides a comprehensive solution for the DME field. A core component of the system is a secure, web-based video platform that facilitates live, interactive consultations and follow-up visits from a distance, providing enhanced convenience for DME providers and patients. The video platform enables DME providers to demonstrate equipment set-up, troubleshoot potential problems, and deliver personalized consultations more cost-effectively. This convenient, personal assistance will strengthen treatment adherence and overall patient outcomes. For DME providers that utilize home visits, AASM SleepTM offers the potential for substantial savings.

  • (888) 334-6820

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

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