We probably all know that a person with sleep apnea or any other sleep disorder. And it is likely that the person will regret how painful the disease is. Or maybe you live with someone with sleep apnea? If so, then you first know that it is a sleep disorder that has commanded the quality of human life. Sleep apnea can not only lead to quiet nights, but can be dangerous. This is a problem that couples can struggle together because sleep apnea usually leads to overeating, which can be very stressful for partners.
Sleep apnea is when a person has difficulty breathing during sleep. This causes the person to wake up just to start the breathing process again (there are a number of types of sleep apnea). The disease may be due to being overweight, and can be aggravated by other conditions, such as allergies.
When it comes to going to sleep, one thing is for sure. No one wants to deal with it because it’s uncomfortable around. From diagnoses to respiratory problems (CPAP machines), this is a real bumper. The good news is that remedies and medications for sleep apnea have come a long way, making it much more unbearable than before.
As a less difficult method of making sleep apnea, a Buffalo-based company called for it Fire suggested a way to reduce the headaches that occur along with the symptom. Typically, those who experience symptoms of sleep apnea are told to visit a sleep center and be monitored there at night. It’s just a tough arrest to swallow. But now, Ognomy has found a better way, with less hassle. Ognomy (telephone attachment) is a monitoring device that is sent directly to a person’s home where he or she can be quieter and know that they are an accurate reading of the comfort of your beds. From there, Ognomi guides people through the whole process, from diagnosis to treatment. Talk about revolutionary, especially during a pandemic, when more people are reluctant to leave their homes for clinics.
Dr. Daniel Rifkin, MD, MPH, Founder and CEO of Ognomy is a company that “the was the first health care provider to fully transition from clinical diagnosis to home diagnosis and care of sleep apnea. ”Rifkin is a qualified neurologist and a sleep medicine specialist, too was established and serves as the medical director of the New York Sleep Medical Centers. Rifkin, a clinical assistant professor of neurology at the University of Buffalo, recently appointed Greg Ross to the position of Chief Operating Officer at Ognomi.
“I’ve been following the evolution of the telegraph space – especially with its sharp adoption last year – and Ogni has caught my attention as a new company advancing the industry,” said Ross, who has 20 years of experience in technology and software industries, including leadership roles at Hewlett-Packard Enterprise and a startup within Dell’s CTO organization. “It’s an amazing point for a business to expand into new markets soon, and I look forward to working with the Ognomy team to provide the best experience for our customers, partners and employees.”
Being a Buffalo company is a certain amount of altruism that comes along with business. So Ognomi has decided to make a difference in the lives of those who are less fortunate. Ognom recently created “RestCue” collections, which are dedicated to people * who have been left homeless and in trouble. The kits are “earplugs, eye masks, the smell of lavender, pens and pencils for your worries, things that are not usually available in shelters.”
These days, a large number of people have access to homeless shelters due to unforeseen circumstances, such as natural disasters and COVID. Sudden uprooting and wrapping in a shelter is extremely uncomfortable. Can you imagine what it would be like to try to sleep in a strange environment during a difficult time? So Ognomi decided to change people’s lives for the better by seeing how they are at home, or in a shelter that is closest to the “home” that some people have.
* To date, the RestCue package has been donated to the Buffalo City Office and the Niagara Gospel Office.
Lead image: Photo from Claudia Manas