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Sleep Apnea is a Worldwide Epidemic: Better Rest Solutions Helps Spread Awareness on Sleep Apnea Awareness Day

Boston, MA (PRWEB) April 18, 2013

It is fundamental to help “wake up America” in reference to the risks of the worldwide epidemic sleep apnea and the treatment of the disorder. Sleep apnea can affect anyone at any age and can be extremely severe in some people. It is important for those that suffer with sleep apnea and are being treated successfully, to share their stories about how treatment has helped to empower them to live a healthy life with sleep apnea. Spreading awareness of this epidemic is the only way to help those that are untreated get the help they need to live a long life. Awareness is essential to diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and this awareness is brought to light tomorrow, April 18, 2013—Sleep Apnea Awareness Day.

Those who suffer from the breathing disorder, Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) may or may not be aware of the many health concerns that are connected with the disorder. OSA has been linked to excessive daytime fatigue, loud snoring, hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, heart disease, congestive heart failure, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, and an increased risk of cancer incidence.

According to the World Health Organization approximately 100 million people worldwide have OSA. In the United States, OSA is estimated to affect 1 in 4 men and 1 in 9 women; and, affects 23 million working adults.(1) Untreated moderate or severe OSA is associated with a 6 times increased risk of death from all causes, independent of other illnesses.(2) Treatment is out there for these people suffering with the disorder.

For those who may believe they have sleep apnea it is important to schedule an appointment with a General Practitioner for a referral to a local sleep doctor in the area. The sleep doctor will schedule an overnight sleep study to diagnosis how severe the case of sleep apnea might be.

There have been significant strides made in sleep apnea therapy. Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is the most widely-used and most effective treatment for OSA. It is designed to keep the airway open during sleep. Because sleep apnea is a chronic condition that requires long-term management, it also requires long-term maintenance of the equipment that is used to treat these patients.

With CPAP therapy comes many challenges and one is keeping the equipment clean and sanitized. Better Rest Solutions’ (BRS) innovative product, SoClean™ automatically completes the daily chore of sanitizing a CPAP mask, hose, and reservoir without any disassembly. It uses ozone or “activated oxygen” to eliminate any mold, bacteria, and viruses it comes in contact with—safely and effectively. The SoClean utilizes this ozone to sanitize CPAP equipment and kills any bacteria or viruses that might be living in or on the end-user’s equipment and mask.

“There are so many people living with sleep apnea that need to be made aware of the deadly disorder and become more involved in their own health,” said Mike Schmidt, President of BRS. “We are dedicated to help spread awareness of sleep apnea and to encourage CPAP users to maintain sanitized CPAP equipment to help keep them healthier and living longer as well.”

Because many of the BRS employees either have OSA, or have a close family member that has it they are dedicated to helping to spread awareness of the disorder as well as provide a device to help others stay healthier and compliant to their therapy.

Ordering Information:
To order the SoClean, order directly from Better Rest Solutions at Or contact CareFusion by phone at 800.582.7458 or by email at tiarasales(at)carefusion(dot)com.

About Better Rest Solutions:
Many of the employees at Better Rest Solutions either have, or have a close family member who has obstructive sleep apnea. Their personal insight into this condition is part of the foundation that they have built their company on. They are dedicated to providing relief for OSA sufferers and are proud to be offering the SoClean as a way to get the most out of CPAP therapy. Besides the health benefits connected with using germ-free equipment, there is a peace of mind that comes from knowing that the end-user’s CPAP equipment is as safe as can be.

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1. Young T, Palta M, Dempsey J, et al. The occurrence of sleep-disordered breathing among middle-aged adults. N Engl J Med 1993;328:1230-1235.

2. Marshall NS, Wong KK, Liu PY, Cullen SR, Knuiman MW, Grunstein RR. Sleep apnea as an independent risk factor for all-cause mortality: the Busselton Health Study. Sleep 2008 Aug;31(8):1079-85.

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