Sommetrics’ aerSleep system has received a Health Canada Medical Device License, which allows this system to be marketed in Canada. AerSleep will soon be available by prescription to Canadians diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea.

The aerSleep system utilizes Sommetrics’ proprietary aer+ technology, which applies negative external pressure to gently maintain an open airway during sleep. The aerSleep system’s soft collar and integrated silent vacuum pump allows sleep in virtually all positions, has no hoses or mask, and is non-invasive, comfortable, highly portable, cordless, and easy to use and maintain, according to the company.

“Obtaining Health Canada’s approval for aerSleep is a major milestone for us,” says Richard Rose, MD, Sommetrics’ CEO and board chair, in a release. “It’s a validation of our technology and a vital step in our commercial growth, and lays the groundwork for achieving our mission of improving the quality of sleep for people worldwide.”