Sleep apnea is a common term for breathing problems that are experienced during sleep.

The most common form, known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), affects at least 9% of the adult population. During sleep, most muscles in our bodies relax completely, but muscles of the airways maintain some tone in order to keep the airways open and allow us to breathe. For people with Sleep Apnea, however, this is not the case.

Their airway muscles relax too much, causing one of the two incidents:
  • A partial blockage of the airways causing a partial reduction of the airflow to the lungs (hypopnea)
  • A complete blockage of the airways causing a complete interruption of the airflow to the lungs (apnea)

Both types of incidents lead to a reduction in blood oxygen levels, which causes immediate detrimental consequences on the normal functions of the brain and the heart. The mean number of such incidents per hour is used to assess the severity of one's apnea.

Benefits of successful treatment

Reduce the risk of stroke,
heart and blood pressure

Decrease blood glucose
levels by decreasing
insulin resistance

Reduce feelings of
daytime fatigue and

Decrease oxidative stress
and inflammation in the

Improve the patient and
their bed partners quality
of life

Better sleep equals better life

Poor sleep negatively affects health, brain function and overall quality of life. Assistive sleeping devices help to provide a positive outlook and allow the body to naturally heal during sleep.
If you are suffering with poor sleep or your CPAP therapy is inadequate, we are here to help.

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