Beyond the Barriers: Obstructive Sleep Apnea Treatments


Sleep Apnea is a sleep disorder in which breathing is briefly and repeatedly interrupted during sleep.  Consequences include, high blood pressure, metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and risk factors for stroke and heart failure. The goals of treating breathing disorders are to restore regular breathing during sleep, relieve symptoms such as loud snoring and daytime sleepiness. Breathing devices such as a CPAP can be challenging for some patients to use; however the current innovative treatment solution is now to use mouthpieces – which can help mild to moderate apnea or snoring.  The O2VentTM is the latest in customizable oral appliance and acts as a second nose. It’s designed to direct the flow of air through to the back of the throat, bypassing nasal and soft palate obstructions and preventing tongue obstruction. This device is less obtrusive, comfortable to wear, more portable, makes no noise, are not reliant on a power source. Speak to your doctor and see if O2VentTM is right for you.