3.5 million kids may need better sleep, not meds. Support the test that gives parents the power of a second opinion and an alternative to an overnight sleep lab.
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Did you know that 20 million children in the US snore, and a significant percentage of them are at risk for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)? Undiagnosed OSA could lead to obesity and high blood pressure, as well as hyperactivity, learning difficulties and behavior problems that are often misdiagnosed as ADHD. But because OSA can be a real pain to diagnose, lots of kids end up taking meds they may not need. We developed the Easy Peezy Pee Test to be a faster, simpler, and more accurate way to detect OSA in kids without the hassle, cost and discomfort of an overnight stay in a sleep lab. (Imagine trying to sleep hooked up to wires while strangers watch you!)
But we need your help to finish the development and clinical validation of the Easy Peezy Pee Test so pediatricians can use it and parents can ask for it! Unfortunately, this final step isn’t cheap, ...so we’ve launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise the $100,000 we need to get the Easy Peezy Pee Test, well, tested, approved, and made available to doctors and kids.
Your generous donation will help us test the test to make sure Easy Peezy gets the approval it needs to empower doctors, parents and kids with a simple alternative to expensive sleep lab tests and unnecessary medications. Just pick a perk. We won't even make you pee in a cup. (Find more perks on our Indiegogo page)
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a dangerous sleep disorder affecting millions of kids which causes their airway to collapse and brief pauses in their breathing as the flow of oxygen is blocked. In severe cases, their breathing may pause hundreds of times per night! But while you may only notice your child adorably snoring, this chronic decrease in oxygen can lead to high blood pressure, childhood obesity, depression, bed-wetting and an increased risk of diabetes and heart disease. Yikes!
Unfortunately, the most obvious symptoms of OSA – hyperactivity, inattention, learning difficulties, and behavior problems – mimic ADHD, so children with OSA are often misdiagnosed with ADHD and unnecessarily medicated. Because OSA can be expensive and tricky to diagnose, it’s often not explored. The good news? Treatment for OSA is a safe, common surgery to remove the tonsils and adenoids. The better news? We’ve developed a quick, accurate and less expensive way to diagnose OSA in kids: a pee test. We call it, the Easy Peezy Pee Test. But we need your help to get it in the hands of pediatricians and parents.
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Informational videos and plenty of silly Peezy character images, GIFS and posters are available
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The team at NuSomnea believes that OSA is a dangerous and costly disease for adults and children. We have seen first-hand the toll that OSA can take and we are passionately committed to finding better ways to identify people at risk for OSA and to motivate them to seek treatment.
Mike Thomas, our founder, has been at the forefront of innovation in both sleep lab and home sleep testing over the years. Now we believe we have found an exciting advancement for the detection of sleep apnea in children, using a simpler, easier, and more accurate method than traditional sleep lab testing.
Our co-founding partner, PGXL Laboratories, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the application of molecular diagnostics to pharmacogenetics and is the first laboratory to be CLIA-certified for pharmacogenetics testing. The founders, Dr. Roland Valdes, Jr. and Dr. Mark Linder, are among the worldwide thought leaders in the science of personalized medicine.
Because of our partnership with PGXL, NuSomnea will be able to rapidly refine, validate and introduce this test to pediatricians and parents. We need your support to take the next step in making this product available!
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Tuesday, October 7, 2014, www.wsjs.com
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