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CLEVEMED PROMOTES SLEEP DISORDERS AWARENESS DURING NATIONAL SLEEP AWARENESS WEEK


Cleveland, OH - March 1, 2013 - CleveMed, a leader in home sleep testing solutions, is excited to promote sleep disorders awareness during the National Sleep Foundation Sleep Awareness Week. According to the foundation "March 3-10 is the National Sleep Foundation's annual week-long campaign to celebrate the health benefits of sleep. The Week begins with the release of NSF's Sleep in America® poll on Monday, March 4, and ends with the return to Daylight Saving Time, when clocks move ahead one hour and too many Americans lose an hour of sleep!"

An estimated 40 million people in the U.S. alone are affected by a sleep disorder, many of whom are undiagnosed. About 30 million Americans have undiagnosed Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea is the intermittent failure to breathe while you sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common type of Apnea. In this form of the disease, the airway collapses, cutting off air flow to the lungs. As Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) develops, it has a cumulative effect. This means that the longer the disease goes untreated, the greater the negative side effects and associated health risks. If sleep apnea remains untreated, other health conditions may emerge or current health problems may worsen, including: high blood pressure, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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About CleveMed

CleveMed is a leader in web-based solutions and miniaturized wireless monitors for sleep disorders. CleveMed has developed a growing range of products including SleepView®, CleveMedSleepView.com web portal, Sapphire™, SleepScout™, and others. CleveMed's products allow sleep studies to be conducted at home; thus, improving access to diagnosis and delivery of sleep apnea care. CleveMed's vision is to expand the reach of sleep services today and tomorrow. For more information, please visit www.CleveMed.com. (Follow us on CleveMed Blogs, twitter, youtube, LinkedIn, and facebook)

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