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Philips goes over the nose

April 2, 2019HME News Staff

AMSTERDAM - Royal Philips has launched the DreamWisp, an over-the-nose nasal mask that allows patients with sleep apnea to sleep in any position. With a robust nasal cushion and top-of-the-head design, DreamWisp delivers a new level of comfort and freedom of movement, providing patients with the therapy option that best suits their needs, the company says. Many patients with sleep apnea have difficulty adhering to their therapy because of the discomfort associated with CPAP masks. For those who need...

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Bleep launches CPAP mask alternative

March 7, 2019HME News Staff

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Bleep, a company founded by a registered sleep technologist and CPAP user, has launched its first product: the DreamPort Sleep Solution. The product's proprietary adhesive design means no headgear and a leak-free seal, the company says in a press release. It's also light and one-size-fits-all. “We are confident that Bleep's increased comfort and ease of use will improve user outcomes,” said Alan Greene, RRT, Bleep's CMO. “The traditional CPAP mask is now a thing...

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ResMed goes to the top

January 22, 2019HME News Staff

SAN DIEGO - ResMed has introduced its first top-of-head-connected nasal CPAP mask, the AirFit N30i, in the United States. The top-of-head connection keeps tubing out of the wearer's way, letting them move and sleep in any position. The mask also features a nasal cradle cushion that sits just under the wearer's nose, reducing facial markings and irritation. Additionally, ResMed says the mask fits 96% of CPAP users with just two frame sizes and four cushion sizes, making it convenient for HME providers...

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Drive Medical agrees to hold back two masks

July 23, 2013HME News Staff

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y. - Drive Medical announced today (July 23) that it has agreed to stop importing and selling certain CPAP masks as part of a consent order approved July 19 by the International Trade Commission (ITC). Drive Medical has agreed to stop importing and selling the Freedom 210 and Freedom 220 CPAP masks, two products that ResMed argues infringe on patents. “Drive respects the intellectual property rights of all third parties and is conducting an investigation as to the patent...

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CPAP enters prime time

January 6, 2010Theresa Flaherty, Managing Editor

There's a new show on TNT called "Men of  a Certain Age." Apparently, one of the characters, Owen, uses CPAP, or as the case may be, doesn't use it. I don't watch the show and couldn't find a link to the episode. I found a promo clip, however. Owen wakes up tired and groggy, with his unused CPAP next to him on the nightstand. His wife comes in and says "You'd sleep better if you wear your mask." Echoing, I'm sure, wives everywhere in real life. Theresa Flaherty

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