slumberBUMP Contributing to Monumental Shift in the Sleep Industry That Changes How Snoring is Treated
ST. GEORGE, Utah, October 17, 2019 (Newswire.com) - The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, that hosts all the key players in the sleep industry, was one for the record books. For years, the majority of sleep professionals have depended on continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy to treat snoring and sleep apnea even though 70% of patients reject the treatment. Alternative therapies were considered but never used as a first-line defense. Not anymore, the tide is turning.
For those who suffer with sleep apnea and snoring, CPAP is no longer the only accepted treatment option among sleep physicians. Solutions like surgical procedures, oral appliances and positional therapy that used to be classified as alternative therapies are starting to become leading treatments.
Dr. Shad Morris, CEO of a snoring treatment called slumberBUMP, said, “I’ve been challenging the sleep industry for over 15 years. It’s incredible to witness sleep professionals from private practice, hospital groups, pharmaceutical companies, universities, Veterans Affairs, and DME companies recognizing, accepting, and demanding alternative therapies to treat sleep apnea and snoring.”
A number of companies are stepping up and providing remarkable solutions. Among a few of the top companies featured at the annual sleep meeting were INSPIRE, Vivos and slumberBUMP.
INSPIRE is a small device that is placed under the skin during a short outpatient procedure. It delivers gentle stimulation to key airway muscles during sleep, allowing the airway to remain open.
slumberBUMP trains people to sleep comfortably on their side – which is the best sleep position to keep the airway open and clear. Its simplicity, affordability and effectiveness make slumberBUMP a first-line defense.
Vivos is combining emerging evidence with life-saving applications – like their non-invasive biomimetic oral appliances.
This shift – sleep practitioners advocating treatment options beyond CPAP – is going to have a huge impact on millions of Americans. It means more and better treatment options, care specific to a patient's needs and, therefore, better results.
If you or someone you love suffers from snoring or sleep apnea, make sure to ask your healthcare professional to explain all available treatment options.
Created by a sleep dentist in 2003, slumberBUMP trains users to sleep comfortably on their side, keeping the airway open and reducing the severity of any sleep issue. slumberBUMP dedicates every resource to help those who snore live happier, healthier lives. For more information, please visit slumberBUMP.com.