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Get the most up to date information about this exciting new breakthrough for sleep apnea treatment. 

First of all, it's "Airing" not "Airring"

Make sure you know what you're searching for on Google! A lot of folks have been inquiring with Singular Sleep about "Airring" or the " new miniCPAP" - the correct spelling is actually "Airing," and miniCPAP is how Transcend has branded their portable CPAP. Read on to learn more about this revolutionary product. We hope to be able to sell Airing as an authorized dealer when it becomes available, so stay tuned.

What is Airing micro-CPAP for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)?

How would you like to treat your OSA without a mask, hose or machine? Millions of sleep apnea patients just raised their hands collectively! Sounds pretty good, right? Now let's make that treatment accessible for a price that won't break the bank. The promise of this unbeatable combination is what has made Airing micro-CPAP one of the most-hyped, novel sleep apnea treatments ever. Airing micro-CPAP uses electrostatic force delivered through micro-blower plates to keep the airway open while sleeping.

Airing Micro-CPAP sleep apnea device

Change You Can and Can't Believe in

Although Airing micro-CPAP signifies a radical change in sleep apnea therapy, you will still need to have a  sleep apnea test to diagnose OSA. Since the manufacturers are seeking FDA approval for the indication for sleep apnea treatment, you will also need a prescription for the Airing micro-CPAP device.

"Not so fast, Airing..." - The FDA

The Airing website says that the device is awaiting approval by the FDA. The FDA is renowned for its oodles of red tape and bureaucracy. The convoluted process of getting a medical device approved can take a lot of time and money. Airing will need to be tested for safety and, barring no issues at that stage, can then move to clinical testing. Research studies will need to be done to prove that Airing is effective in treating sleep apnea. What doctors really like to see are studies where new devices, like Airing, are tested head-to-head against existing treatments, like CPAP. Companies rarely do this right out of the gate for fear that their product won't measure up and the product launch will be a complete catastrophe. Suffice it to say that medical device companies need to be sure that they have enough funds to weather the storm of FDA approval, which leads into the next topic.

Money, It's a Drag

Airing is using "crowdsourcing" to finance the device development and launch. This is basically a grassroots way of obtaining funding. The Airing team is using a platform called Indiegogo to raise money. This can be a hit-or-miss strategy - unlike obtaining funds from a bank loan or venture capital, there is no guarantee that the requisite amount of funding will be obtained. The Airing website boasts 15,000 people have already contributed to the campaign and it is "896% funded," so that seems promising. However, cost underestimation commonly plagues medical products, so let's hope that Airing has the cash to go the distance. You can get involved for as little as $10, which will get you quarterly e-report updates about the product. For $1000, you can become a "Platinum Member" and secure your invitation to the product launch party.

Don't put your CPAP machine on Craigslist just yet...

Medicine has the tendency to move slowly and conservatively. New treatments are not immediately embraced, out of concern that there is not enough of a track record of success. Doctors take their patients' health very seriously and don't want to put them at risk. Most providers have to feel totally comfortable with a treatment before recommending it. There is also the "knowledge gap" - it takes a while for doctors to learn about new therapies such as the Airing micro-CPAP.  So don't necessarily expect to go to your doctor's office the day the Airing debuts and come out with a prescription. You may be teaching your doctor about the treatment!

Some of the questions that are yet to be resolved are about the efficacy of the device. Will it be lumped in with oral appliances for sleep apnea and Provent as an alternative treatment for mild and moderate degrees of sleep apnea but only second line for severe sleep apnea? The website indicates that Airing is capable of generating pressures "in excess" of 20 cwp. 20 cwp is the maximum pressure that CPAP machines can generate. If this capability is borne out, perhaps it will it be FDA-approved for the entire gamut of sleep apnea, including severe sleep apnea, which would be truly revolutionary. There are currently no great alternatives to positive airway pressure for severe sleep apnea besides perhaps invasive jaw expansion surgery.

The other obvious issue is, like Provent, if you have problems with nasal breathing, you're probably not going to be a good candidate for Airing micro-CPAP. Having the tendency to be a mouth-breather will only be promoted by a "nasal pillows" type device. It might be reasonable for some people to use a chin strap to promote their mouth staying closed.

Another possible stumbling block is possible discomfort from the "nasal prongs" that hold the device in your nose. Sticking something up the nose is one of the most irritating stimuli known to man; sometimes it is used to try to wake people up from a stupor. In order to secure the device in the nose without a harness, the prongs will have to be fairly long, probably longer than a typical nasal pillows mask. The question will be, can Airing find the perfect balance of nasal prongs that are long enough and bulky enough to stay in the nose during the normal movements of sleep, but not too big to be intolerable?

Man wearing Airing Micro-CPAP sleep apnea device

Price: Will You Be Able to Afford Airing?

The Airing website says that each device will cost "$3.00 or 0.60 after insurance reimbursement." The device is single-use only, so a month's supply would involve 30 single-use devices. The insurance reimbursement assumption may be overly optimistic; it usually takes years of vetting before insurances will pay for new medical devices. Hopefully the Airing folks have great relationships with Blue Cross Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna, United, and CMS to get the device covered sooner rather than later. Provent has been out for years and has tremendous scientific research behind it supporting its efficacy in treating OSA and its tolerability; the vast majority of health care insurers, however, still are not covering Provent.  If insurance doesn't cover the Airing device, $90 per month may be too expensive for some sleep apnea sufferers.

Singular Sleep will keep you abreast of all the latest news and reviews about this eagerly-awaited treatment.

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Comments

M Gilmore
M Gilmore 09 Jun 01:24

If anyone believes that this thing is for real, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Think, people! All the hype doesn’t add up to anything more than a scam. For example, how could this tiny device generate 20 lbs of pressure for 8 hours AND without blowing out of your nose? DUH!!!

Is it available in India

Balraj Mandhwani
Balraj Mandhwani 17 Apr 07:09

I would like to buy. Is it available in India

Is the Airing CPAP device self adjusting continuous pressure? What happens if it falls off? Is there any warning? Does the device track breathing patterns? If this device can not perform all of these tasks. The device is is just Snake oil. Nice try guys.

Would this device work for Bipap users?

Peter Scrase
Peter Scrase 16 Mar 10:48

I would like to try this device. Where can I purchase it from

Priya Naik
Priya Naik 11 Mar 08:32

I want to buy this product
I m from India Gujarat

Liseth melia
Liseth melia 08 Mar 05:03

Where can I buy it?

Surya agus prihatno
Surya agus prihatno 20 Feb 06:48

I want to buy this product, where can i get it, im from yogakarta, indonesia

Doyle F Brown
Doyle F Brown 12 Feb 12:18
Please inform me ASAP when it is out in the market. It is the best invention I have ever seen so far for Sleep Apnea. Government has too much say regarding devices that helps people with the value of life. Medical insurances should be backing products like this,it’s a saving for them at the same time. It is time AMERICANS to speak up and tell the government to back off and allow these products to move forward. I am sure you have to test this product,let me be one of the test subjects with a form for me to fill out for testing purposes,I will give it HIGH marks. I have15 yrs.electronic back ground and could give favorable input as to the performance on this product towards testing.

has anyone tried this device? does it really works?

I can’t believe so many people believe it could work with the existing technology available. Just search for the smallest battery operated C-Pap device and then think again how to reduce this into a nose bud?
And all this for 3$.seriously?
Not even a working prototype has shown up in over 2 years of funding?
Or even proof of development?
This guy also has a history of bankruptcy.
The only sure thing for me is that some people will have a good salary. And if this company in the end goes bankrupt. The money will be gone.
Please people wake up?!

Will the airing micro cpap be available any time soon to insurance companies in Michigan?

I would really like to purchase the airing devise where can it be found?

Janine Gerber
Janine Gerber 19 Jan 12:41

Hi there my dad has a very serious case of Sleep Apnea! He has the big machine but it just isn’t working out for him. Actually keeps him up more cause he gets so frustrated with the straps and stuff on his face. We have watched as well as read all there is to learn about this product and would really love to get this for him as soon as possible. We are in South Africa. Please be so kind as to send us how and where we can get it!

where i can buy this device in USA?

hom much does it cost this device

Beverly sheppard
Beverly sheppard 09 Jan 07:51

Where i buy airing and how much price is it? I need to know what exacty please i would like to order for one thanks

HI HELLO WHERE CAN I BUY ON AIRING

Harold Vickerman
Harold Vickerman 06 Jan 20:24

I have Ben waiting for a sleep machine for over 3 months I want to try airing

Firstly, there are no human trials of this product yet. Its as good as any penis enhancement pill promise till then. Secondly, why did they not make it a rechargeable unit. Why do we have to throw a sophisticated piece of equipment in trash just because the battery only lasts for 8 hours? .

bill hodges
bill hodges 03 Jan 15:06

i would like to buy this were can i buy it iam in the uk

Ton van Krugten
Ton van Krugten 27 Dec 05:38

I WOULD LIKE TO BUY IT .I AM IN The Netherlands NOW.PLEASE GUID ME HOW I CAN BUY IT?

Ramin azhough
Ramin azhough 19 Dec 00:44

I WOULD LIKE TO BUY IT .I AM IN LOS ANGELES NOW.PLEASE GUID ME HOW I CAN BUY IT?

pablo almeida
pablo almeida 18 Dec 18:29

Please advise where I can buy this product in USA

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