In the face of increasing needs due to illness and chronic disease, demand for comfortable yet effective respiratory masks has never been higher. Traditional respiratory masks, often used as non-invasive (NIV) or Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) masks, have served as essential tools for advancing human health, but they often come with discomfort and limitations that hinder long-term usage. Enter AIR°gel® technology – a revolutionary advancement that combines comfort with a superior seal, addressing the
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Ensuring Excellence: The Importance of Quality Control in Manufacturing Respiratory Masks for CPAP and NIV devices  By: Skylar Carr  Introduction  After the Industrial Revolution and the emergence of mass production, it became crucial to establish clearer definitions and exert greater control over the quality of products. Initially, the main objective was to ensure that production met engineering standards during the final stages of product development. As manufacturing processes became more intricate, the discipline of quality
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Introduction  In hospital and intensive care unit (ICU) settings, patients often require non-invasive ventilation (NIV) masks to support their respiratory needs. While these masks are crucial for patient care, they can sometimes lead to skin breakdown and discomfort, particularly around the nasal bridge. In response to these problems, Sleepnet, a leading provider of medical devices, developed a revolutionary technology called AIR°gel®. All Sleepnet masks utilize AIR°gel®, which helps to mitigate skin breakdown, offering enhanced comfort
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What are NIV masks? By Leigh Ann Steele Non-invasive ventilation (NIV) masks are a type of respiratory support used to treat patients with breathing difficulties. They provide mechanical ventilation without the need for intubation, which is the insertion of a breathing tube into the patient’s airway. NIV masks help to treat a wide range of respiratory conditions, including chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), pneumonia, and more.[1]  As hospitals and medical
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What does it mean to be BAA Compliant? By Leigh Ann Steele Photo by Kyle Mills on Unsplash   This article explains the Buy American Act (BAA) and how to comply with BAA standards. What is the Buy American Act? The Buy American Act (BAA), enacted by Congress in 1933, requires Federal Government Agencies to procure products produced or manufactured in the United States[1]. Specifically, the law “requires federal agencies to apply a price preference
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Date: 4/24/23 Sleepnet Corporation Named New Hampshire 2023 Exporter of the Year U.S. Small Business Administration announces the 2023 New Hampshire Small Business Week Award Winners HAMPTON, NH – The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced that Sleepnet Corporation, headquartered in Hampton, NH, has been selected as the 2023 Exporter of the Year for New Hampshire. This award represents the accomplishments of Sleepnet as an exporter of respiratory masks. The company
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What is Sleep Apnea? By Leigh Ann Steele Photo by Vladislav Muslakov on Unsplash In this article, we define obstructive sleep apnea, its root causes, associated risks, and potential therapies to alleviate symptoms. Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects millions of people worldwide. According to the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (, accessed on 3/25/23), it is a condition where a person’s breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep. This stoppage can
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March 24, 2023

What is RSV?

What is RSV? By: Skylar Carr Photo by Milos Dimic on Getty Images   This article delves into Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV), its symptoms, risks, and treatment options. RSV stands for Respiratory Syncytial Virus, a common viral infection that affects the respiratory tract, including the nose, throat, and lungs. It tends to cause mild, cold-like symptoms (Center for Disease Control. Accessed 3/15/2023). “RSV is the most common cause of bronchiolitis and pneumonia in children younger
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Obstructive sleep apnea may be linked to low bone mineral density in adults, according to University at Buffalo-led research. To read the full article, visit #Sleepnet #UB #sleepapnea
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