Who We Are
We strive to improve your health by helping you achieve better sleep quality. That’s what we mean by making sleep count for more. Our proprietary aer+™ technology involves the application of vacuum over the outside of the neck. aer+™ can reduce sleep related airway narrowing which contributes to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic snoring. This approach has advantages over existing treatments and is expected to vastly expand the number of people receiving effective therapy for these conditions and enjoying better sleep quality worldwide.
THE UNMET NEED
Sleep apnea is now believed to be the commonest chronic respiratory disease – more prevalent than asthma or emphysema. Untreated sleep apnea has serious medical consequences including shortened life expectancy and increased risk of stroke and heart attack.
Nearly 1 billion adults worldwide have sleep apnea. All races and geographies are affected.
Less than 5 percent are now receiving adequate treatment.
More than 80 percent of people are undiagnosed, and a high proportion of people treated for sleep apnea are not compliant with therapy.
Sleep apnea is one of the largest unmet medical needs for any disease state, yet treatment of sleep apnea offers medically meaningful benefits and is one of the most cost-effective of all medical interventions. There is a clear need for a better way to identify and treat sleep apnea globally.
The Sommetrics Newsroom is where you’ll find up-to-date information about the company, including the latest press releases, as well as media coverage on sleep disorders and the impact poor quality sleep and snoring can have on your health and bed partner. In our newsroom, we also host aerBlog, where our experts cover a variety of topics, including sleep disorders, product updates, patient and physician resources, recent news, global trends in the sleep industry and more. Have a topic? Contact us to submit a suggestion to our team of experts.
Recent Press Releases
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — May 7, 2019 — Sommetrics, a company dedicated to developing state-of-the-art products to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), today announced it has been selected to participate in the annual Red Herring Top 100 competition in Los Angeles on May 15, 2019. Sommetrics was selected based on a rigorous vetting process which evaluates a number of factors that identify companies with fast growth potential in large, established markets.read more
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — JUNE 12, 2018 — Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced it has added industry leader David Schlotterbeck to its advisory board. The company recently received Health Canada approval for its sleep apnea therapy system, aerSleepTM, allowing it to be marketed in Canada.read more
Recent aerBlog Posts
Ask the Expert: Sleep Apnea, More Than Just a Snoring and Sleepiness Problem by Jerrold Alan Kram, M.D., FCCP, FAASM
More and more people are aware of the fact that snoring can be more than a simple annoyance, but may also be associated with poor quality sleep, awakenings, unrefreshed feeling and headaches in the morning, as well as other consequences on daytime function.read more
Ask the Expert: A New Approach to the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea by Jerrold Alan Kram, M.D., FCCP, FAASM
Q: Are there any new approaches to treating obstructive sleep apnea?
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is an extremely common condition often estimated to be present in more than 10% of all adults. It is apnea, or difficulty breathing, that only occurs when we sleep. It is attributed to a combination of a patient’s anatomy and physiology. Anatomically, many patients with OSA have narrow or crowded pharyngeal areas, but the crucial change is in the physiology.read more
Q: Is there a connection between sleep and weight control? Most of us recognize that sleep is of some importance, though there is still a large group of people who think, like Edison, that it is a waste of time, or Margaret Thatcher, that it is for wimps. However, we...read more