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Meet the Team

The SleepTech Talk Crew

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Dr Gerald George Mannikarote (Dr Jerry) has been in the business of healthcare for over 2 decades. He has been in the sleep health industry for almost as long as he’s been in healthcare, with a special interest in the development of the industry. Having held board roles at his state level sleep association and advisory roles in others, he loves to promote the craft of sleep technology. Along with his medical degree and sleep registries, Dr Jerry also has an MBA.

Dr Jerry has the unique experience of working in multiple roles of clinical, manufacturing, start up, and distribution levels of healthcare. This experience has allowed him to work with multiple businesses, helping them expand and develop their operations to improve revenues and reduce costs, all the while improving patient outcomes. He has a strong understanding of the business of healthcare, product development, and how technology can help improve the lives of patients.

In addition to healthcare, Dr Jerry is a certified personal trainer, wellness enthusiast, martial artist, and musician.


An international leader in Sleep Medicine and Technology, driving innovation and solutions in caring for patients with sleep and breathing disorders, Emerson is a mentor, trainer, clinical educator, and Life Coach, driven to see professionals fully reach their potential. Emerson draws on nearly 30 years of experience grounded in Respiratory Care and Sleep Technology where he has succeeded in multiple cross-functional roles to create and drive positive change in healthcare.

Emerson is the Director of Clinical Sales and Education with SomnoMed. With SomnoMed, he leads a high-powered North American clinical sales team, educating the medical community about the benefits of oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. He is also the president-elect of the AAST, serving the worldwide community of Sleep Technologists.   

Emerson’s passion for empowering Sleep Technologists to be their own agents of change can be heard throughout the SleepTech Talk podcast series


Podcast and Social Media

SleepTech Talk is available on all major podcast platforms, including Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and Stitcher. All you have to do is search for SleepTech Talk and you can start listening right away. Additionally, our podcast is available on many lesser-known platforms, like PodBean and Luminary. With so many options to choose from, you're sure to find something that suits your needs. And don't forget to subscribe and leave a review while you're at it!
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SleepTech Talk, the popular podcast dedicated to exploring the world of sleep technology, has expanded its reach by launching its official Facebook page. With this new social media platform, SleepTech Talk fans and sleep enthusiasts can stay up-to-date with the latest developments in sleep technology and connect with others who share their interest in sleep science. The Facebook page is a hub for all things related to the podcast that covers sleep technology, informative articles, expert insights, and engaging discussions. Whether you're looking to optimize your own sleep or stay informed about the latest trends and advancements in the field, SleepTech Talk's Facebook page is a must-follow for anyone interested in the science of sleep.
Welcome to our Youtube podcast! Here you can watch the latest episodes of our podcast and stay up-to-date with the latest topics. We broadcast new episodes every week and you can watch them live or replay them at any time. Our podcast covers a wide range of topics, so there is something for everyone! Watch the podcast now on Youtube and join us for an entertaining and informative conversation.
Welcome to SleepTech Talk - a podcast dedicated to exploring the world of sleep technology. Our podcast is designed to provide up-to-date information and news to our listeners. We also provide interviews with industry experts and cover topics such as sleeping health, sleep science, and sleep technology.We strive to create content that is both informative and entertaining. So if you’re looking for an engaging podcast to help you stay informed on the latest sleep technology trends, look no further than SleepTech Talk. Connect with us on LinkedIn for updates and more.
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