Research: Air Purifiers May Help to Relieve Sleep Apnea Symptoms
Parkersburg, WV, Sept. 03, 2021 — September 3, 2021 — KRONOS ADVANCED TECHNOLOGIES, INC. (OTC MARKETS: KNOS) (“KNOS” or the “Company”), innovation-driven product development and production company that has significantly changed the way air is moved, filtered and sterilized highlights sleep apnea research recommendations which improve Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. If you or your loved ones snore loudly and feel tired even after a full night’s sleep, you might have sleep apnea.
American Sleep Association website provides a wealth of information about the relationship between Sleep Apnea and Indoor Air Quality.
If you’re having trouble sleeping, you may check out your bed’s mattress or linens, or you might pay attention to the amount of light or noise in your sleep environment. But chances are you haven’t given much thought to the indoor air quality in your bedroom. However, breaking new studies show that a link exists between sleep apnea and indoor air quality.
Scientists have long speculated about a possible connection between sleep apnea and air quality in general, with studies over the last decade starting to explore the issue. Air pollution, both outdoor and indoor, has been proven to have a negative effect on the overall health of all age groups. Studies now indicate that pollution affects sleep negatively as well.
Sleep Apnea and Air Pollution
Scientific research beginning in the early 2010s began to establish a verifiable connection between air pollution in general and sleep-disordered breathing, including sleep apnea. As many as 17% of adults in the United States experience breathing disturbances during sleep. The most well-known of these is sleep apnea. People with sleep apnea stop breathing briefly while sleeping, with episodes occurring many times each night and causing extreme sleep disturbance.
The groundbreaking 2010 study showed that air pollution resulted in low blood oxygen levels, reduced sleep quality, and an increased risk of sleep apnea and other breathing-related sleep disorders. Related studies have shown that increased levels of pollution increase the risks of shallow breathing or breathing stoppages during sleep.
The presence of as little as a 5-microgram increase in particulate matter, which irritates the lining of the nose, mouth, and throat, can result in a 60% greater risk of sleep apnea. The study showed this increase in sleep apnea and sleep disruption regardless of ethnicity, income level, neighborhood, and other physical conditions, such as hypertension and diabetes.
Sleep Apnea and Indoor Air Quality
It didn’t take long for researchers to pose the question: If outdoor air pollution has a causative relationship with sleep apnea, what about indoor air quality? In fact, recent studies are indeed showing the expected connection. The particulate matter inside the bedroom increases the severity of obstructive sleep apnea in significant ways. Not surprisingly, the more particulate matter in the indoor air, the greater the increase in sleep apnea.
Studies show that 68% of people experience poor sleep when their bedroom environment exposes them to particulate matter in the air. Respiratory disturbances during sleep, including sleep apnea, are especially strong during the dry season, with sleep-disordered breathing occurring far less frequently during seasons of high humidity.
Kronos® air purifiers significantly improve Indoor air quality.
The good news is that our customers can improve the indoor air quality of their bedrooms as well as their entire homes. By taking steps to remove particulate matter from the air, this allows you to breathe more freely during sleep. Try these improvements to purify indoor air quality: Continuously ventilate your home once you have purchased and plugged in your Kronos air purifier.
The ill-effects of air pollution may literally be causing some people to lose sleep, according to the research published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society.
In “The Association of Ambient Air Pollution with Sleep Apnea: The Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis,” Martha E. Billings, MD, MSc, and co-authors reported a link between obstructive sleep apnea and increases in two of the most common air pollutants: fine particulate pollution, known as PM2.5, and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a traffic-related pollutant.
“Prior studies have shown that air pollution impacts lung and heart health, but only a few studies have looked at how air pollution might affect sleep,” said Dr. Billings, lead study author and associate professor of medicine at the University of Washington. “It seemed likely that air pollution was detrimental to sleep, given that air pollution causes upper airway irritation, swelling and congestion, and may also affect the parts of the brain and central nervous system that control breathing patterns and sleep.”
The researchers analyzed data from 1,974 participants in the Multi-Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis (MESA) who also enrolled in both MESA’s Sleep and Air Pollution studies. The participants (average age 68) were a diverse group: 36 percent were white, 28 percent black, 24 percent Hispanic, and 12 percent Asian. Nearly half (48 percent) of the participants had sleep apnea.
Using air pollution measurements gathered from hundreds of MESA Air and Environmental Protection Agency monitoring sites in six U.S. cities, plus local environment features and sophisticated statistical tools, the research team was able to estimate air pollution exposures at each participant’s home.
The study found a participant’s odds of having sleep apnea increased by 60 percent for each 5 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3) increase in yearly PM5 exposure with 39 percent for each 10 parts per billion increases in yearly NO2.
The researchers adjusted their findings for factors that may have biased their results, including body mass index, family income, diabetes, high blood pressure, smoking, and the social-economic status that the neighborhood participants lived in.
Summing up their findings, the authors wrote that air quality improvements may have an unrecognized benefit: better sleep health. “While prior studies have largely focused on individual risk factors for sleep apnea,” the researchers said that their data “suggest environmental features also contribute to the variation of sleep disorders across groups.”
Kronos is supporting the global public health community’s work to keep people safe and informed during the coronavirus public health crisis. We’re also working to address the long-term impacts by supporting industries in need and making it easier for people to find and offer help in their communities.
Kronos sells the world’s most efficacious, patented air purifiers that are also much quieter compared to HEPA air purifiers. The noise level ranges from 22dB (sleep mode) to 57dB (turbo mode) and averages at 34dB, which is half of traditional air purification systems while far more effective. This is as quiet as a soft hum which only increases slightly when the unit detects, neutralizes, and purifies the air of pollutants, smoke, odors, gases, viruses, allergens that are needing to be removed from the atmosphere.
We also offer a personal air purifier for outdoor activity -FIT AIR that is wearable on your arm.
Kronos products for safer indoor air quality include Model 3, Model 5, and Model 8 (also marketed as Airdog® products). The Company offers a unique air purifier, Tesla Air, to keep the air in your car the safest.
MODEL 3 (MSRP $450) is our best seller for bedrooms. It is whisper quiet. Patented Kronos ®CORE technology is the latest advancement in Air purifiers technology. It generates a high voltage electric field known as cold plasma to electrify particulates, including viruses and bacteria, and destroy harmful particles when they pass through that electrified field. Unlike traditional air purifiers that simply trap pollutants on HEPA filters, Kronos® filter-less technology destroys pollutants.
This Space-age Technology allows Model 3 to actively collect particles 6 times smaller than other air purifiers!
Kronos® three layers of Washable Filters equate to zero dollars in maintenance cost while eliminating up to 99.9% of Harmful Particles, 99.9% of PM 2.5, and 99% of Chemical Toxins in the air it cleans.
MODEL 5 (MSRP $650): Ideal for rooms of up to 1400sq. ft. can disinfect and purify air space 24/7 (bedrooms, living rooms, etc.) This Model 5 is 26 (H) x 12 (L) x 12 (W) inches, weighs 28.9 pounds, and its power consumption is only 20-60 W (110/240v).
MODEL 8 (MSRP $1,199) ON SALE price $999.00: Ideal for large spaces up to 3000 sq. ft. (businesses, hospitals, schools, universities, hotels, restaurants, including residential spaces such as studio apartments, large living rooms, and home offices.) The MODEL 8 is 30″ (H) x 15″ (W) x 15″, weighs 43 pounds, and its power consumption is 110 W (110/240v). The Model 8 may well be the highest CADR among all air purifiers, including HEPA, and the most efficacious with the lowest cost of ownership.
Kronos also supplies advanced US-manufactured face masks (including high-tech invisible masks) to better protect employees, customers, students, and teachers nationwide.
Kronos uses a variety of methods to test the functionality of our air purification products. Customers should evaluate their specific application and environmental conditions when making an assessment regarding the technology’s potential benefits. Our customers should also use reasonable safety precautions to prevent the transmission of pathogens, including SARS-CoV-2. While our products provide significant advantages, you cannot rely solely on our products to contain Covid or prevent its spread. It is important to comply with all applicable public health laws and guidelines issued by national, federal, state, and local authorities, including guidance published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), including but not limited to social distancing, hand hygiene, cough etiquette, and the use of face masks.
About Kronos Advanced Technologies, Inc.
The Company was founded in 2002 and funded by the U.S. military to develop electrostatic air movers. Eventually, the Company moved into the consumer air purification business. It began operations as a product development company that invented and significantly changed the way air is moved, filtered, and sterilized. Historically, Kronos has focused on developing, marketing, and selling the Company’s proprietary air movement and purification technology. Serving the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) market, Kronos technology uses state-of-the-art high voltage patented processes without the use of traditional porous HEPA filters. Kronos-based products move air silently, filter, sterilize, and purify the air while dramatically reducing energy consumption to half of a 60-watt light bulb. Kronos devices can be variable in shape or size and, therefore, have the potential to be scaled-down for air purification in cars or scaled-up in size for industrial and hazardous gas destruction. The technology is currently being implemented in multiple standalone products for businesses, homes, and vehicles of all types -to move, sterilize and filter air, including removing allergens down to 14.6 nanometers, passing through our patented technology -replacing expensive outdated passive HEPA and other filtration type systems. There are broad ranges of additional markets for standalone and embedded Kronos CORE technology-based devices. Examples of immediately addressable markets include schools, universities, healthcare facilities, operating rooms, manufacturing clean rooms, and the cabins of automobiles and commercial aircraft.
The Company supports KronosFoundation.org, which encourages people to make positive change while it helps others to breathe safe air by donating air purifiers locally and nationwide through campaigns that make an impact.
Kronos published research about the effectiveness of Kronos Patented technology on air disinfection n (e.g., microorganism destruction) by demonstrating the high efficacy of Kronos® Technology-based air purifiers in capturing and destruction of various types of microorganisms (including Corona Viruses) in different environmental settings back in 2008. Results of this research showed that Electrostatic Air Filtration and Purification systems based on Kronos technology demonstrated high capturing and destruction efficiency for different types of microorganisms, bacteria, and viruses, and can be successfully used for disinfection of air in real word environmental settings, including hospital facilities both with and without the presence of people.
BusinessWeek called Kronos air purifiers “VIRUS KILLER” in 2005.
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Recently, the Company filed for a provisional patent involving an innovative protective face mask with antimicrobial and anti-cellphone radiation protection features. The Company is planning to file additional patents to improve its existing technology as well as enter into new market segments but will continue to market air purifiers and other consumer products. The Company is an exclusive distributor and licensee of the latest generation of air purifiers based on the Company’s CORE technologies. The Company markets its products as Airdog® and KRONOS® brands. All Kronos products come with Kronos Promise ™ -Your Satisfaction is Guaranteed!
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