Are you prone to loud snoring, experiencing sudden gasps or choking episodes while you sleep, or do you find yourself battling daytime fatigue and grogginess? These signs could be indicative of sleep apnea, a very common sleep disorder impacting many Americans. Sleep apnea can increase your chances of becoming prone to heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, and various other health issues, while reducing your overall quality of life.
Fortunately, there are many effective treatments for sleep apnea, including continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) therapy, oral appliances, and surgery. However, some patients may find these treatments uncomfortable, inconvenient, or ineffective.
That's where ExciteOSA comes in. ExciteOSA presents an innovative new approach to addressing sleep apnea and snoring. It employs intraoral electrical stimulation as a therapeutic method, delivering minor electrical impulses to the muscles of the tongue while you sleep. This stimulation encourages the tongue to shift forward, effectively preventing any obstruction of the airway.
ExciteOSA is safe, non-invasive, and easy to use. It consists of a small device that you wear in your mouth during sleep, connected to a handheld controller that you use to adjust the stimulation intensity. The device also tracks your progress and provides feedback on your sleep quality.
ExciteOSA is suitable for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea and can be used alone or in combination with other treatments, such as positional therapy or weight loss. It's especially beneficial for patients who cannot tolerate CPAP or oral appliances or who are seeking a more comfortable and convenient alternative.
At our ENT practice, we offer ExciteOSA as part of our comprehensive sleep apnea treatment options. Our experienced sleep specialists will evaluate your symptoms, medical history, and sleep study results to determine if ExciteOSA is right for you. We'll also provide you with personalized guidance and support to help you achieve optimal sleep health and quality of life.
For some patients, scheduling an in-lab sleep study can be challenging, inconvenient, or time-consuming. Often, patients express that falling asleep in a lab environment can be difficult as well compared to their home setting. That's why we offer at-home sleep studies to diagnose sleep apnea and assess your sleep and snoring symptoms from the comfort of your own home. Our at-home sleep study kits are easy to use and come with instructions, sensors, and a portable device that you wear on your wrist to monitor your breathing, oxygen levels, and sleep patterns.
Once you complete the sleep study, our sleep specialists will review your results and recommend the most appropriate treatment options, including ExciteOSA. We'll also provide you with personalized guidance and support throughout your treatment journey to help you achieve optimal sleep health and quality of life. The entire process can be completed without ever having the need to set foot in a doctor's office, thanks to our virtual appointment option!
If you or your loved one suffers from sleep apnea or snoring and needs expert care, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with us. Call us today to learn more about ExciteOSA and our other sleep apnea treatments. We're here to help you sleep better and breathe easier.