ATLANTA – Sleepnet Corporation is bringing its product innovations to Medtrade East, starting today at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. “Attendees can stop by our booth #852 to sign up and learn more about our new products,” says Leigh Ann Steele, director of Brand Marketing at Hampton, N.H.-based Sleepnet Corp. “We are also offering special pricing to respiratory therapists on our entire suite of products now through November 12.”
Steele believes people are ready to return to business, and Sleepnet has responded by doing trade shows overseas and in the U.S. So far, the new IQ2 and the Phantom 2 CPAP masks (currently pending FDA approval) are receiving lots of positive attention. Medtrade East attendees will get a chance to see and touch the IQ2 and Phantom 2, as well as Sleepnet’s patented AIR°gel® technology.
“Our masks provide a comfortable, ergonomic seal that conforms to the face and nasal bridge,” Steele explains. “Our patented AIRgel® technology differentiates us from the standard silicone mask. Some HME providers may have a misconception about gel technology as being ‘heavy’ or somehow outdated. By contrast, AIRgel® is lightweight while also featuring Custom Fit technology. We have one of the only masks in the world that will mold to the patient’s face. If someone has facial asymmetry or a neuromuscular disease such as ALS, we have a mask that will form on one side versus the other. So instead of over-tightening the mask, you mold it to conform to the face.”
For attendees who are already invested in sleep medicine, or for those looking to get involved, the numbers are promising. According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, approximately 22 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 80 percent of the cases of moderate and severe obstructive sleep apnea undiagnosed. If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea may lead to cardiovascular problems, depression, and obesity.
“As doctors and therapists become more adept at diagnosing sleep apnea, we believe the need for sleep apnea masks will grow,” Steele says. “That said, it is crucial to choose a mask that will allow for a restful night of sleep. Our AIR°gel® and Custom Fit Technologies will enable you to customize our mask to the patient’s face. Our unique soft-shell shapeable masks allow for optimal flexibility, fit, and comfort.”