Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Transcend: Radical CPAP improvement over industry standards?

Transcend is a new "wearable CPAP" that promises to increase comfort and convenience for CPAP users. Dr Shapira the founder of I HATE CPAP applauds the company for this advancement.

Dr Shapira and the I HATE CPAP dentists do not "HATE CPAP" but rather offer comfortable alternatives to CPAP. Oral appliances are a convenient alternative to CPAP for traveling but some patients are best served by CPAP. This product should be a godsend to patients who must carry CPAP when they travel.

The 60% of patients who do not tolerate CPAP will continue to find comfortable oral appliances to be the most effective alternative to CPAP. The following information is from their site: http://somnetics.com/pages/Home1/

"Sleep anywhere. Literally.
You can with Transcend.
Never before has sleep apnea therapy been this easy. Transcend gives you freedom you’ve only dreamed of—freedom from stress, freedom of unlimited mobility, and freedom to sleep anywhere you choose.

Unlike any conventional CPAP, Transcend is incredibly hassle-free and goes where you go: driving over the road, flying off to your next business meeting, or taking that well-deserved vacation.

Transcend is the first practical, wearable sleep apnea therapy system on the market. It is small, lightweight, quiet, and vibration-free.

It’s unique, patent-pending heat moisture exchange humidification technology is clinically proven in hospitals to give you the warm, moist air you want for comfort—without the mess of a water-filled humidifier.

Plus, Transcend works with your existing mask seal* and compliance reporting is as simple as plugging into your computer and sending an email directly to your care provider.

Once you experience Transcend, you’ll see why it surpasses any CPAP you’ve ever tried. In the evolution of sleep apnea therapy, it offers an innovative replacement to old-fashioned, cumbersome CPAPs of the past.

Transcend truly fits your lifestyle, whatever it might be. So curl up in your hotel room, nestle into your sleeping bag, or stretch out in your truck cab with confidence. Transcend gives you peace of mind whether you’re traveling or at home and just want to know you can still get a full, restful night’s sleep should the power go out.

Transcend—advancing sleep apnea therapy to the highest level of comfort and mobility"

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posted by Dr Shapira at 7:44 PM