Boston, MA – June 27, 2013 — Keeping Commercial Truck Drivers healthy and getting restful sleep on the open road is a difficult thing to do. According to the World Health Organization approximately 100 million people worldwide have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) or sleep apnea. Driving with untreated sleep apnea is equivalent to driving with a .06-.08 blood alcohol level. Recent studies have shown that truck drivers are at high-risk for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders—affecting 28% of Commercial Truck Drivers.
It is estimated that an astounding 15 percent of the U.S. Population suffer from this disorder and of those, 90 percent are still undiagnosed. They are driving on our interstates. Over 100,000 vehicular accidents and 1,500 deaths annually are caused by sleep deprivation. With these staggering numbers, the use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) therapy is growing exponentially.
The Transportation Industry is now recognizing the importance and need for their drivers to comply with their prescribed CPAP usage, but for those transportation specialists, CPAP therapy is much more difficult to manage while on the road. Maintaining and keeping the equipment clean and sanitized comes with its challenges, especially for those behind the wheel and on the open road.
Better Rest Solutions’ innovative product, SoClean automatically and effortlessly completes the daily chore of sanitizing a CPAP mask, hose, and reservoir without any disassembly. The SoClean kills any bacteria or viruses that might be living in or on the truck driver’s equipment and mask. There is no need to take equipment into a public restroom anymore and it cleans without any use of water too!
Keeping CPAP equipment clean and sanitized helps keep the driver healthier and more compliant to therapy, which in turn helps to decrease the chances of experiencing the dangers of sleep apnea and “driving sleepy.”
“If it’s difficult to keep equipment clean while driving, then the CPAP user is not going to use their equipment. It is so important for our transportation specialists to have an easy and efficient way to keep their equipment clean and ready to use while on the road. Their lives and by extension, all of our lives depend on it,” said Michael Schmidt, President of Better Rest Solutions. “I cannot imagine how hard it is to be away from home and try to clean and maintain a CPAP machine.”
It is critical to ensure those Americans who are in the transportation industry are experiencing proper sleep apnea treatment and therapy coupled with an effective, effortless, and transportable way to clean their equipment on the road. This will help to better protect the traveling public from the dangers associated with those in the public transportation industry who suffer with sleep apnea and keep our nation’s truck drivers healthy.
For more information on Better Rest Solutions and the SoClean device visit: https://www.soclean.com/Helping-Keep-Truckers-CPAP-Compliant-while-on-the-Road.html
To order the SoClean, order directly from Better Rest Solutions at www.soclean.com.
About Better Rest Solutions:
Better Rest Solutions (BRS) started in July of 2011 and was founded in Uxbridge, Massachusetts by Michael Schmidt. The company was started with a gigantic goal of bringing better rest to everyone on the planet. How that was going to be accomplished was led by the inventor and engineer, Tim Leyva, who helped bring the goal to life by introducing the SoClean® device. BRS specializes and focuses on those who suffer with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). More than 100 million people worldwide suffer from Sleep Apnea and the majority of those who are diagnosed use CPAP therapy to treat their sleeping disorder.
As a company, we are empathetic to those who suffer with sleep apnea and sleeping disorders. Most who work for BRS either suffer from OSA or a sleep disorder, or their loved ones live with it. At BRS we love our customers and know what they are dealing with and this fuels our passion to develop products that make people sleep better. We are currently engineering new, innovative technologies and are excited where it will lead BRS into the future.
For more information about Better Rest Solutions, visit: www.soclean.com
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