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
May 23, 2019, Pasadena, U.S. – Sommetrics today announced that they have been named as one of the winners of Red Herring’s 2019 Top 100 North America, recognizing the continent’s most exciting and innovative private technology companies. The winners, celebrated at a special awards ceremony at the Westin Pasadena hotel, have been chosen from thousands of entrants, whittled down to hundreds making the trip to California. The ceremony, led by Red Herring chairman Alex Vieux, was preceded by two days of keynote speeches, discussions and finalist presentations.read more
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — May 14, 2019 — Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced it has been selected to be one of five companies to present at the airways symposium of the Respiratory Innovation Summit in Dallas on May 17, 2019. This Summit is a yearly event held in advance of the American Thoracic Society’s International meeting which brings together clinicians, innovators and investors focused on new approaches for treating widespread and crippling lung and airway diseases.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