The most important thing in sleep therapy business is to match the right sleep therapy machines to the right patients. Very often providers hurry to adjust and readjust various face masks, head gears during their frequent visits to the clients. It is recommended to devote the first visit to compliance coaching and equipment set up but not returning the devices which did not fit. But it does not mean that the seller should provide the payer with all possible accessories and inventories. Specialists in this sphere say that the smaller the accessory, the better.
One of the problems in the business is gaining the confidence of the referral sources. As a rule sleep labs deal with the companies which are able not only to offer good pricing but also to provide a positive result. It is necessary to devote much attention to the customers. Beside equipment selection, it is of paramount importance to monitor, evaluate, and to support customers. The company should also hold its own testing during the whole sleep service and it should be willing to cooperate with the buyers for up to 90 days in order to help them gain the compliance.
With the growth in home sleep therapy machines market the manufacturers do not nap. They try to produce devices which would best meet the needs of patients. They are also looking for the ways to reduce the problems and to make the machines as easy for use as possible.
Sleep therapy machines may be used for a number of sleeping problems, such as obstructive sleep apnea. About 30 million people living in the USA suffer from this condition. Moreover, a lot of millions have a risk to develop the illness. Statistics say that for adult males the odds are about 50/50 to have abnormal breathing while sleeping.
The cardinal symptoms of this illness are tiredness and fatigue during the whole day, loud snoring, characterized by regular brief periods of choking sounds or just silence. Among other features of apnea are: obesity, thick neck and small jaw, high blood pressure, irritability, depressed mood, snorting, choking and gasping during restless sleep, impotence and reduced sex drive.
There are also several features that cannot be considered as common for apnea but they are often present. So, they are: the feeling of strangely unrefreshing sleep, difficulties with concentration, dry mouth after wakening, heartburn, morning headaches, memory lapses, excessive perspiration while sleep, fast weight gain, change in personality and others. For treating the disease, doctors usually prescribe CPAP, continuous positive airway pressure.