We're on a mission to reinvent sleep apnea care
Getting help when you need it should be easy. So should be getting a good night's sleep. That's why we're on a mission to reinvent sleep apnea care to help patients sleep successfully and live fully. By connecting one-on-one coaching, personalized information, and evidence-based interventions in one place, we provide immediate, personal support to anyone struggling with sleep apnea.
Somnea was founded to solve one problem: prevent people from failing to treat their sleep apnea. Through our experience in the sleep industry, we've witnessed countless patients struggle to adjust to CPAP and ultimately quit despite the repercussions this has on their lives. As wearable technology and virtual care has improved there is now an opportunity to help patients treat their sleep apnea successfully. At Somnea we connect patients to the correct data and the right team to find the support they need to succeed at treating their sleep apnea.
For our founder, James, this journey is also a personal one. James was diagnosed with sleep apnea 8 years ago at the recommendation of a friend. When starting therapy, he was mainly in the dark about what to expect, what to do, and where he could go for help. It wasn't until a year into treatment, after he joined the sleep industry for work, that he began to understand the solutions to his problems and where he could go for support. Now we are working to make sure no one is in the dark about treating their sleep apnea in the future.
Meet the Team
CEO & Founder
James Waring is the Founder and CEO of Somnea Health. Before Somnea, he worked for ResMed, where he led efforts across North America and Asia to engage sleep apnea patients and streamline pathways to treatment. James brings over 13 years of experience across multiple healthcare industry sectors at startups and corporations. He is a patient himself, having been diagnosed with sleep apnea in 2014, and has been using CPAP therapy since.
Behavioral Science Lead
Amber Carmen Arroyo, PhD
Dr. Amber Carmen Arroyo leads behavioral science at Somnea Health. She applies evidence-based techniques of behavior change to Somnea’s platform to empower patients to treat their sleep apnea successfully. Amber Carmen is an expert in health psychology and has published research in peer-reviewed journals on integrating behavioral science with technology to improve health and well-being.
Robyn Woidtke, MSN, RN, RPSGT, CCSH
Robyn Woidtke leads care management at Somnea Health. Her career in sleep health spans more than 30 years. It includes working as both a sleep technologist and manager, in clinical research administration, in medical device development, as a patient educator, and as a coach. Robyn is a registered nurse and a registered sleep technologist and holds certification in clinical sleep health.