The saga for a good sleep
Meet Sean Kerklaan, the founder of Rematee.com. Dedicated to providing a comfortable and affordable solution to help people get the restful sleep they need. Sean knows firsthand the importance of a good night's sleep, as his snoring and sleep apnea had been a problem for many years. In 1999, Sean's partner complained about his loud snoring and how it was affecting her sleep. Sean realized that snoring was not just a trivial issue, but a serious one that needed to be addressed.
In 2002, Sean did his first sleep study at Montreal's Mount Sinai Hospital, where he was diagnosed with moderate sleep apnea and 157 apnea interruptions in 8 hours of sleep. He tried three therapeutic options: CPAP, a dental appliance, and surgery. However, the first two were prohibitively expensive, and the side effects of surgery concerned him. Sean didn't have health insurance at the time, so he tried to ignore the issue.
In 2005, Sean had a better job and health insurance and decided to visit the sleep doctor again. He received the same diagnosis and recommendations but was unable to tolerate the CPAP mask even with minimal pressure. He then tried a $2,500 custom oral appliance, but he had to stop using it due to the pain of TMJ.
During a routine dental visit, Sean's dentist noticed that he was grinding his teeth and suggested that he try sleeping on his side with a tennis ball. That day, Sean used duct tape and a tennis ball to create the first prototype of his t-shirt. He woke up feeling refreshed the next morning, having enjoyed the best sleep he had had in many years. In September 2007, after a year of product iterations, Sean launched www.antisnoreshirt.com.
In 2023, almost fifteen years later, nearly 2,000 sleep centers, sleep-doctors, and sleep-dentists regularly use Rematee to treat their patients' apnea. The Anti-Snore Shirt and Bumper Belt provide enough lateral resistance to prevent you from rolling onto your back.
At Rematee, Sean and the team are dedicated to helping people achieve better sleep and a better life, one night at a time. Sean's experience and awareness of the struggles to enjoy a great sleep have encouraged him to help others and bring more awareness to simple remedies everyone can benefit from. As Sean says, "Positional therapy works. Before investing thousands of dollars in expensive therapies, try sleeping on your side. If you notice an improvement, you'll know to keep trying."
If you have any questions, please feel free to call or email. Sean and the team at Rematee would love to hear from you.