SAN DIEGO, Calif. — May 30, 2018 — Sommetrics, a company providing products and services to improve sleep quality, today announced that renowned sleep expert Jerrold Kram, M.D., FCCP, FAASM, will be discussing the company’s new sleep apnea treatment, aerSleepTM, during SLEEP 2018, the 32nd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies in Baltimore, Maryland.
“I’m excited to introduce this groundbreaking new technology from Sommetrics,” said Dr. Kram. “Continuous negative external pressure has been shown to be an effective option for those who cannot tolerate CPAP, as it is non-invasive and requires no face mask or mouth appliance.”
Continuous negative external pressure (cNEP®), now referred to as aer+ technology, is Sommetrics’ patented technology that uses the application of negative external air pressure on the outside of the neck to gently hold the airway open. This innovative technology is integrated into aerSleepTM, the company’s non-invasive solution to treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and aerFreeTM, its FDA-cleared acute care product for patients experiencing apneas while undergoing mild to moderate sedation. aerSleepTM is approved for sale in Canada; however, it is not currently cleared for sale in the United States.
Dr. Kram’s presentation, titled “Continuous Negative External Pressure (cNEP) for the Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea,” will take place between 3:30-4:00 PM EDT on Monday, June 4th, 2018. The presentation is part of the General Session “Beyond CPAP: Latest Developments on Newer and Modified Treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.”
Sommetrics is a privately funded company located in San Diego, California. It is primarily focused on improving sleep quality by providing products and services that deal with disorders of the upper airway such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. In addition, the company has introduced products that address sedation-related compromise of the upper airway during medical procedures. For more information, visit www.sommetrics.com and follow the company on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.