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Sleep Technologist & Respiratory Care Appreciation Week 2020

Posted by Circadiance on Oct 26, 2020 10:45:00 AM

It's Sleep Technologist Appreciation Week and Respiratory Care Week! That means it's time to share appreciation for RT and sleep tech healthcare heroes around the world and especially those who have helped us individually. For today's blog, we decided to show our appreciation by giving techs and RTs in the care and management of patients with sleep apnea a resource center to promote patient compliance with CPAP treatment!

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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

What is a Circadian? — Driven & Inspired

Posted by Circadiance on Oct 20, 2020 3:43:49 PM

"What is a 'Circadian'?" That is the question we have been answering in this blog series to bring focus on some of the qualities we value here at Circadiance. 

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Topics: Circadiance News

What is a Circadian? — Passion & Success

Posted by Circadiance on Oct 14, 2020 4:54:59 PM

"What is a 'Circadian'?" That is the question we have been answering in this blog series to bring focus on some of the qualities we value here at Circadiance. 

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Topics: Circadiance News

What is a Circadian? — Unique & Special

Posted by Circadiance on Oct 6, 2020 4:31:17 PM

"What is a 'Circadian'?" That is the question we have been answering in this blog series to bring focus on some of the qualities we value here at Circadiance. 

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Topics: Circadiance News

Sleep Calm and CPAP On with Sleep Apnea Self-Management Techniques

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 29, 2020 2:11:04 PM

Standard care for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is providing a CPAP box, hose, mask and some basic education. This is expected to jump start the gold standard treatment of CPAP therapy for a lifetime. The problem with this “one-size fits all” approach is that it mirrors interventions for an acute illness (e.g., prescribing a cast followed by physical therapy education for a broken bone), which is characterized by abrupt or rapid onset, limited duration, and a single cause (usually). But OSA is a chronic illness characterized by gradual onset of lengthy or indefinite duration, multivariate causation (which can change over time), and a focus on functional status rather than individual diagnoses; moreover, cure is unlikely and long-term management of symptoms and disease consequences necessitated a “long-view” of treatment.

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Topics: Sleep Health, SleepWeaver

Material Success: How SleepWeaver Transformed the CPAP Mask Model

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 22, 2020 2:46:49 PM

SleepWeaver got its start in 2006, when David Groll, the company’s founder, first pinpointed the problems inherent in existing PAP interface designs. Having developed, manufactured and sold medical devices for over 30 years, and equipped with a formal post-secondary education in Biomedical Engineering with a Master’s degree in Manufacturing Systems Engineering, he was well versed in the needs of mask users—and he could see that the decades-old plastic technology was not really serving those needs. He noticed two problems with traditional masks: the air pressure required to seal the mask on the face compromised the blood flow to the skin, and moisture build up on the skin, both of which lead to skin discomfort and promote mask non-adherence.

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Topics: SleepWeaver

Lifting the Veil on the Magic of CPAP Therapy

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 15, 2020 8:00:00 AM

Positive airway pressure (PAP) therapy is the gold standard and most widely used treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Since the commercial appearance of the device in 1985, it has basically consisted of a box with a fan in it delivering room air to the lungs through a mask on the face. But if you take a closer look, the mechanisms by which it acts on a patient is rather dramatic and the subject of this edition of the Circadiance blog

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Topics: Sleep Health

Celebrating #NICUAwarenessMonth!

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 8, 2020 8:00:00 AM

In honor of Neonatal Intensive Care Awareness Month, we're celebrating NICU patients, their families, and the NICU professionals who inspire us every day to do the work that we do. We're proud to support NICUs all over the world with products that improve care and, ultimately, the lives of the most vulnerable population.

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Topics: Insider, SmartMonitor, NeoPAP

Circadiance Announces Addition of Two New Board Members

Posted by Circadiance on Sep 1, 2020 8:30:00 AM

Expertise will be instrumental in launching the next generation of monitoring and therapeutic devices.

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Topics: Circadiance News, Press Releases

“The sleep tech will see you now.” Why there has never been a safer time to have your sleep study.

Posted by Circadiance on Aug 25, 2020 11:03:37 AM

Personalized risk estimates have little bearing on reality. The best example of this is the level of safety we feel driving versus flying—though cars are many times more dangerous than airplanes. What it comes down to is the perception of control: we get to operate our own SUVs, but we leave flying up to the ‘friendly skies’.

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Topics: Sleep Health