Clinical Launch of Innovative Cloth Sleep Apnea Mask Creates Buzz at Sleep Conference

Mon Jun 30, 2008 8:39am EDT

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Clinical Launch of Innovative Cloth Sleep Apnea Mask Creates Buzz at Sleep

PITTSBURGH, June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Circadiance launched the revolutionary
SleepWeaver(TM) Nasal CPAP Mask at the tradeshow of the 22nd Annual Meeting of
the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, SLEEP 2008, which was held in
BaltimoreJune 9 - 12.
    Many sleep apnea patients discontinue their CPAP therapy because their
CPAP mask causes discomfort, irritation and sleep interruption. The innovative
SleepWeaver is the only 100 percent cloth CPAP mask on the market today. It
gently inflates and softly conforms to the patient's face to create a seal,
and because the cloth is flexible and follows the exact shape of each
individual patient's face, air leakage is reduced. It is also designed to
reduce mask noise to provide a good nights sleep. And unlike other masks,
SleepWeaver has no plastic or silicone parts that touch the face, preventing
it from irritating sensitive skin.
    "There are several advantages of this method over conventional CPAP
masks," explains David Groll, President of Circadiance. "The air pressure
causes the soft, breathable cloth to balloon and conform easily to the
patient's facial anatomy, creating the seal. There is no need for excess
tension in the straps and no localized pressure points that can create
pressure sores."
    More than 5,000 scientists and doctors were in attendance at the
conference. The SleepWeaver received an overwhelmingly favorable response from
doctors, therapists and others in the sleep products industry.
    Dr. Natalio Chediak MD, of the Boca Raton Sleep Center, who was introduced
to the mask at this conference, commented, "This is the most unique interface
at this meeting. I have never seen anything quite like it before. I can see
its place in my practice. This is very impressive."
    Another perspective came from sleep technician Joshua Whitaker, RPSGT of
the Lake Point Sleep Lab in Rockwall TX: "This is awesome. The fact that the
air pressure makes a cloth balloon is really awesome."
Luis DelaCruz, RPSGT of the Adirondack Regional Sleep Disorders Center,
commented, "I can really see a place for this in my practice particularly in
those patients with sensitive skin and allergic conditions."
    SleepWeaver is available in the United States and can be purchased
directly at or through most home care companies.
    David Groll,
    President, Circadiance

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