Sleep Apnea Research Advocates Issue Action Alert for Florida

The American Sleep Apnea Association (ASAA), the National Sleep Foundation (NSF), and member organizations of the National Sleep Awareness Roundtable (NSART) are seeking funding for sleep activities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) this year, and they need the help of Florida voters to gain the support of Senator Bill Nelson (D-Fla) for this initiative.

Survey Says Sleep Tops Moms Wish List

In a survey of more than 750 women conducted by ModernMom.com, an online resource for busy mothers, more than one third of moms (36%) said that if provided the luxury of an additional hour each day, they would prefer to spend that time sleeping.

RPSGT Credential Applications Hit Record Levels

The Board of Registered Polysomnographic Technologists (BRPT) reports that applications for the RPSGT credential for the first quarter of 2007 soared and the number of RPSGTs now exceeds 10,000.

Respironics Showcases Latest Technologies at Medtrade Spring

Sleep medicine product developer Respironics, Murrysville, Pa, is betting that what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. The company picked the Medtrade Spring home health care trade show in Las Vegas as the place to spotlight its latest products for buyers and the media.

Product Recall Hits ResMed Financials

A voluntary product recall of 300,000 of ResMeds S8 flow generators worldwide will impact company revenue the respiratory product manufacturer announced on Monday.

ResMed Releases New Masks

The Mirage Quattro and Mirage Liberty full-face masks for use with positive airway pressure (PAP) treatment will offer a wide range of options for sleep disordered breathing patients and home medical equipment dealers, an April 18 press release from ResMed Corp, Poway, Calif, said. The masks are the latest additions to ResMeds Mirage line of patient interfaces.

Consulting Firm Seeks Sleep Lab Survey Takers

Clinical Advisors, a New York City-based independent research and consulting firm, is recruiting people who work in either sleep laboratories or for medical equipment supply companies to participate in monthly surveys on the sleep apnea market.

AASM Offers Accreditation Webinar

To support sleep disorder diagnostic testing facilities that are seeking accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), the academy is offering a Web-based seminar on the application process on Friday, April 20.