First Nation Group and NightWare Partner to Deliver Digital Therapeutic System
First Nation Group offers NightWare™, a digital therapeutic system delivered through the Apple Watch® to interrupt PTSD-related nightmares, to Government customers
NICEVILLE, Fla., December 10, 2020—First Nation Group is pleased to announce a new partnership with NightWare, the creators of the NightWareTM digital therapeutic system, to deliver innovative care to our nation’s heroes diagnosed and struggling with severe nightmares associated with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or nightmare disorder.
NightWare is a digital therapeutic system using artificial intelligence to create a personalized treatment for patients suffering from nightmares. It delivers the therapy through the Apple Watch to improve sleep disturbance. This partnership allows U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DoD), and other federal agencies to provide life-changing therapy to impact PTSD-associated nightmares in adults.
“We are proud to be able to bring a non-pharmacological therapy to market to assist Veterans suffering from PTSD-associated nightmares,” said Glenn Munroe, Senior Vice President of Business Development for First Nation Group. “We believe NightWare will allow those struggling with nightmare disorder to experience restorative sleep on a nightly basis.”
NightWare is an FDA cleared medical device that uses sensors on the watch to monitor an adult patient’s sleep. Using machine learning, NightWare creates a Smart Sleep Stress Index™ of a person’s sleep to detect a nightmare and intervene to disrupt the nightmare resulting in improved sleep. In their ongoing randomized and controlled clinical trial, NightWare saw improved sleep disturbance over control in Veterans diagnosed with PTSD and nightmare disorder. There were no adverse events reported during the study. The trial is ongoing.
“NightWare is excited to market our new innovative treatment for nightmare disorder with First Nation Group,” said Grady Hannah, Chief Executive Officer of NightWare. “First Nation Group is the premier medical-surgical distributor for Sleep Therapy in the VA and the DoD. This is a mission-driven organization with a passion for helping Veterans and it shows.”
First Nation Group, the premier Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone Small Business medical-surgical distributor, has served the Federal Government since 1992. The expansion of Sleep Therapy solutions to include the PTSD and nightmare disorder products, allows First Nation Group to meet the needs of Veterans and active duty military personnel suffering from clinically significant nightmares.
“Every Veteran that has served this nation with honor and dedication should be able to end each day with a restful night’s sleep,” said Cheryl Nilsson, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of First Nation Group. “We are proud to partner with NightWare to provide Veterans and active duty service members suffering from PTSD with more innovative, non-invasive treatment options to improve mental and physical health, starting with a good night’s sleep.”
**NightWare digital therapeutic system is a durable medical device that is a one-time purchase; NightWare digital therapeutic system includes NightWare User guide, Belkin Dual USB Powerblock, Apple Watch SE, Apple Iphone SE, Prescriber introductions for use, Patient instructions for use, and Patient quick reference guide**
For more information on NightWare, please contact First Nation Group, the authorized government distributor, at www.firstnationgroup.com.
Founded in 2017, NightWare is a privately held, commercial-stage medical device company whose mission is to help people with traumatic nightmares get a more restful night’s sleep. NightWare™ is the first of its kind, advanced digital therapeutic system to be indicated for the temporary improvement of sleep disturbance related to nightmares in adults 22 years or older who suffer from nightmare disorder or have nightmares from PTSD. For more information on the company and its platform, visit Night-Ware.com.
About First Nation Group
First Nation Group is the premier Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business, Women-Owned Small Business, and HUBZone Small Business distributor of medical-surgical equipment and supplies to the U.S. Federal Government with the First Nation Pharmaceuticals division revolutionizing the procurement and distribution of generic pharmaceuticals.
Since 1992, First Nation Group has been at the forefront of the medical equipment industry delivering superior products, service, and support while giving back generously. As an industry leader, the 155+ employees take pride in representing leading manufacturers in providing compliant, cost-effective solutions of the most well-respected product lines with extensive TAA national distribution and 99% same day fill rate. Learn more about our purpose-driven business at First Nation Group.
Mindy Walker Vukmer
Director, Corporate Development