‘Sleep Wellness’ program to target sleep apnea

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Global healthcare products company Covidien and Sleep Pointe — a provider of sleep apnea treatment programs to the transportation industry, which is directly affected by sleep apnea — held a press conference and rally Thursday, June 19, at Covidien’s campus in Boulder, Colo., to announce Covidien’s “Sleep Wellness” program, part of its Unite to Treat Sleep Apnea initiative.

Through the Sleep Wellness program, truck drivers will have access to diagnosis, education and treatment facilities via Sleep Pointe’s Mobile Sleep Solution Centers. The MSSCs are built on 53-foot trailers with private bedrooms, bathrooms and a fully functional sleep technician room, and will be located on major trucking routes throughout the United States, according to the companies.

Covidien says it has donated brand-new portable sleep diagnostic and treatment devices to equip the MSSCs with the latest sleep apnea treatment technology.