We are aware that being dragged out of bed every night makes it difficult to obtain a decent night’s rest. Whether your partner’s snoring keeps you up at night or you’re the one creating the noise, eXciteOSA got you covered! The novel daytime therapy offered by eXciteOSA focuses on the underlying causes of mild OSA and snoring.
Snorers and those with or at risk for sleep apnea can look forward to a better night’s rest. The revolutionary technology from eXciteOSA lessens the signs, discomforts, and dangers associated with snoring and moderate sleep apnea.
The difference between snoring and sleep apnea
A prevalent sleep problem that affects millions of people worldwide is sleep apnea. It happens when the upper airway becomes partially or blocked. It decreases the amount of oxygen that gets to the brain and blood cells. Untreated sleep apnea can result in uncomfortable or harmful side effects like heart attacks, high blood pressure, and extreme tiredness during the day. And if untreated, apnea, which causes abrupt, jarring awakenings, can seriously impair sleep quality over time.
On the other hand, snoring can be quite bothersome to the snorer and their partner. It can also be a sign of sleep apnea. What then triggers snoring? Snoring typically results from vibrations in the throat caused by muscles relaxing and partially collapsing while one is sleeping. The air passage through the throat becomes blocked as a result of the throat constriction, which produces the snoring sound.
Numerous things, such as being overweight, smoking, drinking too much alcohol, and sleeping on one’s back, might contribute to snoring. Many of these variables can be lessened or changed with lifestyle modifications. Also, persistent snoring may signal the need for a more focused strategy. Treatments like eXciteOSA can be used in this situation.
How is eXciteOSA different from other therapies?
A promising development in sleep technology is the eXciteOSA. eXciteOSA administers the entire treatment during a single 20-minute session while the patient is awake. It is either during the day or right before bed. This is in contrast to many current treatments that call for wearing headgear overnight.
Small, secure electric currents are delivered to the tongue over 20 minutes by the silicone mouthpiece. It is connected to a rechargeable USB control device. The currents serve to activate and improve the tongue’s muscles because a relaxed tongue is frequently the main contributor to airway obstruction. One can call it a tongue workout.
The eXciteOSA comes with a built-in app that provides entire device remote control features. Users can also follow a predetermined treatment plan, keep tabs on their advancement, and document changes in their snoring. In the clinical trial conducted by eXciteOSA on 115 patients who had mild sleep apnea or snoring, 79% of patients saw improvements in their sleep apnea measurements, 90% reported a decrease in snoring time, and 89% of bedmates also saw a decrease in snoring.
A stronger tongue no longer blocks airways at night, allowing for a more peaceful, snore-free sleep, thanks to the six-week treatment regimen. But the therapy is not only one-time; it is advised to continue twice weekly beyond the initial six-week term to keep the tongue muscles strong.