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Safety Sleep Systems, Inc. Applies for Patent for New System and Method for Diagnosis and Treatment of Sleep Disorders


Thursday, May 10, 2007

Tulsa, OK -- Safety Sleep Systems, Inc. (SSSI) announced today that on March 22, 2007 an application for a United States Patent, "A SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF SLEEP DISORDERS," was submitted.

Mr. Bruce Keltner, CEO, Safety Sleep Systems, Inc., states, "We are very excited about this new patent application which will establish a new standard for the diagnosis and treatment of people suffering from Sleep Disorder Breathing (SDB) such as sleep apnea. Specifically, the new system provides a sleep management network for the ambulatory monitoring, diagnosis, and treatments of persons having sleep apnea and related conditions.

The inventor for this new patent application is Dr. James Duke, co-founder of Safety Sleep Systems, Inc. Dr. James Duke is a board certified polysomnologist and nationally known expert with over 30 years of diagnosis and treatment of sleep-related disorders. The proprietary system provides for diagnosis and therapy management of sleep-related disorders by recording, analyzing polysomnographic data, distributing therapy, and providing extended patient management. Key to the patent-pending system is a method for monitoring, diagnosing, and treating SDB conditions in a patient that is remotely located from the evaluation facility.

SSSI is currently working with leading manufacturers of Durable Medical Equipment (DME) specializing in the screening, treatment and long-term management of sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) and other respiratory disorders. SSSI's plan is to combine their

  1. patent-pending medical diagnosis and treatment protocols with
  2. state-of-the-art medical equipment and
  3. satellite communication technology to enhance the diagnosis and treatment of SDB with a level of accuracy and efficacy far beyond what is currently available.

According to the American Sleep Apnea Association more than 12 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, a serious health condition causing constant interruptions from sleep and depriving sufferers from the benefits of deep sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common form of sleep apnea, is caused by a blockage of the airway, often when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep. Those affected with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly and may wake up 20 to 30 times per hour during the night. Common symptoms among sufferers include snoring and fatigue.

Bruce Keltner said, "Our management system is a very unique process that addresses the upcoming laws required of the trucking industry. A sleep system must be ambulatory for it to work for truck drivers." For the past several years the issue of sleep apnea has been an increasing problem, especially for the trucking industry. For commercial drivers, sleep apnea is dangerous and potentially deadly. For this reason, the trucking industry is highly concerned about sleep disorders because of the potential loss of life and property resulting from sleep apnea-related accidents that could be avoided with early and effective treatment of drivers. This has resulted in changes to U.S. federal statutes and some state laws that now require CMV drivers to undergo medical qualification examinations at least every two years.

According to Dr. Duke, "Because drivers are frequently not properly diagnosed, or find traditional treatments too costly and inconvenient, their sleep apnea frequently goes untreated. The development of new cost-effective medical protocols, combined with novel technology, is key to making significant inroads to treatment and improving driver safety. Safety Sleep Systems, Inc. is striving to produce systems for diagnosis and treatments of OSA that provide the following benefits:

  • Lower overall cost than traditional methods
  • Ambulatory testing and treatment to increase convenience and compliance of drivers constantly on the move
  • Faster diagnosis and recovery
  • Combine state-of-the-art technology and medical protocols.

Sleep-related dysfunctions and associated respiratory disorders are finally starting to receive the attention and focus they deserve."

For information, contact: Bruce Keltner, CEO Safety Sleep Systems, Inc. 6767 South Yale Ave. Tulsa, OK 74136 Phone: 918-488-9992; http://www.safetysleep.net/; bruce@safetysleep.net.



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