Maker of World’s Smallest CPAP Announces First Ever “Travel with Transcend” Sweepstakes; Transcend Caribbean Getaway Cruise Sweepstakes on Facebook Runs Through June 15

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The Transcend Caribbean Getaway Cruise Sweepstakes will reward one lucky winner with a 7-day Caribbean Cruise for two when they "like" Transcend and invite their friends to "like" Transcend on Facebook.

The Transcend Caribbean Getaway Cruise Sweepstakes is open through June 15, 2011.

Transcend is the newest travel CPAP on the market. This sweepstakes helps raise awareness of it as an excellent option for sleep apnea patients to take with them wherever they travel.

Somnetics International Inc., the maker of the Transcend travel CPAP, is pleased to sponsor its first Transcend Caribbean Getaway Cruise Sweepstakes on Facebook. Running through June 15, 2011, the sweepstakes will reward one winner with a seven-day/six-night Caribbean Cruise for two which includes stateroom accommodations, shipboard meals and round trip airfare to the cruise departure port. Everyone—specifically sleep apnea patients and their friends and family—is invited to participate by inviting their friends to “like” Transcend on Facebook.

“It makes sense for Somnetics to give away a cruise vacation,” says Somnetics President Ralph Germscheid. “Transcend is the newest travel CPAP on the market and this sweepstakes helps to raise awareness of it as an excellent option for sleep apnea patients to take with them wherever and however they travel.”

What is Transcend
Transcend is a new wearable sleep apnea therapy device designed to be the ultimate travel CPAP. It fits the travel needs of sleep apnea patients and overcomes hurdles associated with using a bulky, hassle-ridden traditional sleep machine including:

  • it is the smallest, most portable CPAP available
  • it weighs less than 1 lb, making it the lightest CPAP on the market
  • it uses low power consumption
  • battery pack and mobile power options allows for use in remote locations
  • a small, hygienic heat moisture exchanger for humidification replaces the humidification chamber
  • it’s universal AC power supply automatically converts power current outside the United States
  • it is FAA compliant to use on board an aircraft
  • it automatically compensates therapy pressure to altitudes of up to 8,000 feet

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, International Inc. Product
Somnetics, International Inc. 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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