Work-Required Compliance Monitoring Now Available!
For the Department of Transportation, FAA, and other Employers and Unions
Millions of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, which causes pauses in breathing during the night which results in repeated awakenings, loud snoring and gasps for air. While there are CPAP masks available to help patients with sleep apnea, the inconvenience of these devices makes patient compliance difficult to achieve. Proof of compliance is often required by Employers, especially at the Federal level for employee and public safety because untreated sleep apnea increases risk of daytime sleepiness, low cognition/awareness, and many serious medical conditions. Now, with the new FDA-cleared, Compliance Recorder, patients can use a more convenient, comfortable, custom oral device with compliance recorder to fulfill this treatment requirement to their employer or federal agency.
SomnoDent is a leading manufacturer of oral devices for treating mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. This company has developed the first oral device with compliance recording technology that is available for when patient usage data is required.
The FDA-cleared device, which is called SomnoDent with Compliance Recorder is designed to be worn only during sleep to maintain an open airway by gently and minimally (only a few millimeters) moving the jaw slightly forward. This movement tightens the soft tissue and muscles of the upper airway to prevent the airway from collapsing, thus reducing apnea during sleep. The device accurately tracks and analyzes when the patient is wearing the device and can transmit date to a cloud portal so the prescribing physician can access the data.
This compliance recorder is deemed a viable CPAP alternative as approximately 50% of patients who are prescribed CPAP masks are either unable or choose not to use the mask. Many sleep apnea patients complain that the CPAP masks are big, bulky, uncomfortable and inconvenient even though CPAP treatment is effective and does offer patient compliance monitoring.
The compliance recorder empowers patients to actively participate in their sleep apnea treatment by communicating with their physician about compliance. It is known that half of all patients prescribed standard sleep apnea devices like the CPAP mask and machine are not compliant with using their devices. The new Somnomed device with compliance recorder is a smaller, less intrusive and more attractive alternative for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP machines but require compliance monitoring.
Contact Spark Sleep Solutions
The doctors at Spark Sleep Solutions specialize exclusively in sleep apnea and snoring treatment. We have over 100 CPAP alternative treatment options available to our patients. If you have any questions about the SomnoDent Compliance Recorder, please do not hesitate to contact us as we’re always happy to speak with you!
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