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Breakthrough invention aims to improve sleep for millions

Nov. 8, 2010
Inventor Edward Baxter, founder and CEO of Arden Innovations Inc., is easing the challenges and discomfort of sleep apnea patients worldwide with his groundbreaking CPAP Hose Lift.
Georgetown, TX — Millions of Americans suffer from a very serious sleep-disordered breathing called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA); it is more prevalent than Type II diabetes and asthma. The treatment for OSA involves using what is known as a CPAP machine (short for “continuous positive airway pressure”) during sleep, to keep one’s airway open. However, it is widely known among patients and medical professionals that adjusting to use of a CPAP system can be difficult. One’s freedom of movement during sleep is constantly hassled by the hose conveying the positive airway pressure from the bedside CPAP machine to the face mask. Many who struggle with this "hose hassle," inherent with every CPAP system, either live with hating their CPAP, or give up its use. This is tragically unfortunate given the fact that untreated obstructive sleep apnea triggers a host of other health problems and eventually kills.Inventor Edward Baxter, founder/CEO of Arden Innovations Inc., is easing the challenges and discomfort of sleep apnea patients worldwide with his groundbreaking CPAP Hose Lift. The CPAP Hose Lift is the essential "4th element" to every CPAP system — as it puts an end to the hose hassle inherent with CPAP systems, while at the same time increasing compliant use and effectiveness of these life saving continuous positive airway pressure machines with mask and hose.
CPAP Hose LiftOverview of sleep apneaWith sleep apnea an individual experiences moments of “sleep arousal” characterized by moments of obstructed, or stopped, breathing, as the upper airway closes — halting oxygen flow. These incidents (apneas) occur repeatedly throughout sleep, from dozens to a hundred times per hour, severely depleting not only a person’s quality of sleep, but also their life-giving blood oxygen level. The individual will wake long enough to regain his or her breath but not long enough to remember any interruption of sleep. For this reason, awareness of sleep apnea is low and, although one in five adults suffer from the disorder, 80% of cases go undiagnosed and untreated.The health risks associated with OSA are extensive. People with sleep apnea are much more likely to have sleep deprivation, poor memory and concentration, depression, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and fatal vehicular accidents.CPAP Hose Lift: How it worksThe CPAP Hose Lift is an elegant solution to a universal problem sleep apnea patients face daily. Very lightweight, unobtrusive, and inexpensive, the CPAP Hose Lift suspends your CPAP tubing overhead, rotates with sleep movement, and eliminates the “hose hassle” inherent with all CPAP systems. To paraphrase one satisfied customer, the CPAP Hose Lift manages the hose as if it were a real person standing by the bed, ensuring the hose does not interfere with my sleep. It is the essential “4th element” to every CPAP system.The unit comes preassembled and collapsed in a small fabric travel bag weighing 7 ounces and is only 5" x 9" in size. The system includes an aluminum mast which suspends one's CPAP hose, and stands erected on a wire frame base, slipping under and secured by any mattress. There is also a hook provided to hang the mask on when not in use. The apparatus is designed to swivel and allow tugging in any direction, and the shock cord suspending loop will accommodate any hose, with or without a fabric cover. Arden Innovations provides a 100% Customer Satisfaction Money Back Guarantee for its CPAP Hose Lift.Hundreds of testimonials prove that use of the Hose Lift increases compliant use and effectiveness of one’s CPAP system by reducing hose discomfort, loss of mask-to-face seal, and, by reducing P-traps in the tubing which collect “rain-out” during humidifier use.Additional accessories available for purchase include: a fixed base for more permanent mounting on one's bed frame and a ground spike, which allows one to go camping with his battery-powered CPAP.About the inventorEdward Baxter, a retired commercial contractor and Architectural Engineering graduate of University of Texas at Austin, was shown to be awoken 27 times per hour in a 2001 sleep study for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. During a trip away from his high headboard at home, over which he had draped his CPAP system hose, Edward had a sleepless overnight stay in his motel room, his CPAP hose hassling him all through the night. This discomforting experience inspired the concept of both a home use and travel-friendly device, affordable to every sleep apnea patient, to solve the many ills of their troublesome CPAP system hose. He single-handedly brought the patent-pending CPAP Hose Lift from idea to market after several prototypes, a first local licensee then later overseas supplier — obtaining a trademark and national phase patents along the way. Today, his company, Arden Innovations, manufactures and wholesale distributes his CPAP Hose Lift to retailers and original equipment manufacturers throughout the USA and a list of other countries and growing, around the globe. Edward’s other passions to inventing are his children, dancing, grass court tennis, gardening, sailing, travel, and poetry.The CPAP Hose Lift is available through independent retailers worldwide — simply search “CPAP Hose Lift” online. Accessories can also be purchased at