New, Practical CPAP for Truckers on Display at March 2011 Healthy Trucking Association of America Summit; First Venue to Exhibit Transcend Sleep Apnea Therapy System

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Somnetics, LLC, the maker of the Transcend Sleep Apnea Therapy System, is pleased to participate as a sponsor and exhibitor at the Healthy Trucking Association of America Summit--the trucking industry’s premiere health and wellness event focused on improving the health of the nation’s professional driver population--in Atlanta March 1-3.

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New FDA-approved Transcend is the smallest and lightest CPAP on the market. It's easy to operate, uses low power, replaces the messy humidification chamber with heat moisture exchange technology, and has optional battery back-up.

The Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) Summit will be the first venue to exhibit the new Transcend Sleep Apnea Therapy System. To be held at the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta on March 1-3 this year, the HTAA Summit is the trucking industry’s premiere health and wellness event focused on improving the health of the nation’s professional driver population. Attracting trucking fleet safety directors, HR directors, recruitment and retention managers, and other fleet executives and industry leaders, this year's Summit will feature sessions on sleep disorders, obesity and weight loss, hypertension and heart health, respiratory health, diabetes, and more.

Transcend is a new wearable OSA therapy device designed to overcome hurdles associated with using a bulky, hassle-ridden traditional CPAP. Weighing about 1 lb, the FDA-approved Transcend is the smallest CPAP on the market. It is easy to operate, uses low power, replaces the messy humidification chamber with heat moisture exchange technology, and has optional battery back-up. Transcend will be on display at the Summit on March 2 and 3.

About the Healthy Trucking Association of America
The Healthy Trucking Association of America (HTAA) was established as a result of alarming statistics concerning the unhealthiness of the professional truck driver population. Current statistics show that over-the-road professionals have an average life expectancy of less than 61 years and exhibit well above average occurrences of a wide variety of ailments and conditions, including high blood pressure, sleep apnea and obesity to name a few. The HTAA offers programs to improve the health of professional drivers and has quickly evolved into the leading authority on driver health and wellness issues. To learn how you can get involved with the Healthy Trucking Association of America please call 800-800-1198 or visit http://www.HealthyTruck.org

About Sleep Apnea
According to the American Sleep Apnea Association, nearly 20 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea and those with obstructive sleep apnea—a condition that causes a person to stop breathing during sleep when the soft tissue in the throat collapses—tend to have high blood pressure, heart problems, headaches, and memory problems. OSA can also be linked to job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Both men and women can develop sleep apnea, but it is more common in men, particularly middle-age men who are also overweight. Approximately half of those suffering from sleep apnea also have a snoring problem.

Transcend is a Somnetics, LLC Product
Somnetics, LLC is a privately held Minnesota-based medical device company and is an emerging leader in customer-driven design, development, and production of respiratory medical devices. Somnetics’ mission is focused on integrating technology, customer input, and employee creativity to provide innovative, high quality products that improve the lives of people with respiratory disorders. It received FDA market clearance for the Transcend CPAP machine in July 2010. Transcend is protected by several issued and pending US and foreign patents.

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