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Bob Rutan’s Notebook – Mr Sandman is waiting

Do you remember being tucked in at night?  It was predictable and special; a routine repeated most every night of your childhood.  First the snack.  Next came the footed PJs, and “Don’t forget to brush your teeth”.  Then the best part of all. “Pick out a book”, mom or dad would say, “and be quick…Mr. Sandman is waiting!”  Such warm memories of snuggling in your own bed and drifting effortlessly into a blissful, deep sleep.

Now, fast forward 30+ years.  What wouldn’t you give to have just one night of uninterrupted, peaceful sleep?Everyone has their own story.  In our journey across America we’ve heard many.  Debbie P. from Michigan, heard about the Dreams With Hope tour hosting a sleep awareness clinic at Sleep Solutions, Inc.  She decided to check it out because she snores and is constantly tired!  She also had a more compelling reason, however.  Years ago, her now deceased father was diagnosed with Sleep Apnea.  Sadly, Debbie’s dad didn’t stay with his CPAP therapy and developed another serious condition; passing away without ever knowing the benefit of improved sleep and health.  As we continued to talk, Debbie made the decision to take the first step and see a sleep doctor.  With a tear in her eye, she said, “I’m doing this for my dad.  My grandmother also had sleep apnea and suffered from dementia, so I have a legacy to overcome!”

Bob Rutan

Inventor of RemZzzs® CPAP Mask Liners, the innovative solution for CPAP mask discomfort, air leaks and non-compliance. RemZzzs® was listed as one of the top ten finalists of the 2015 Medtrade Spring Innovative Products Awards, sponsored by Homecare Magazine. In March 2007, his wife was struggling to continue CPAP therapy for her moderate-to-severe OSA (obstructive sleep apnea), and Robert was desperate to find an answer for her. After much thought and prayer, he awoke one night with the idea of a fabric gasket to stop air leaks and increase comfort. By Jan. 2009 this “idea” became a reality when RemZzzs® became available online as the first-of-a-kind mask liner accessory. RemZzzs® is sold nationwide online and via Home Medical Supply stores. Internationally, distributors in Australia, Europe and Canada sell to their respective markets. Robert Rutan holds a patent on the product in the USA, Australia, Canada, China, Israel, and Mexico; with patent pending status in EU and several other countries. Mr. Rutan travels across the USA, speaking, presenting and demonstrating the use of RemZzzs® to doctors, nurses, sleep techs and individuals. His passion is to help people find success with their CPAP therapy.

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