This New Device Stops Snoring By Preventing The Vibration Of Throat Tissues
It Attaches To The Nose And There Is Also A Version For Sleep Apnea
Even though many people confuse both conditions, sleep apnea is different from snoring. In both cases, the tissue at the back of the tongue relaxes, causing partial obstruction of the airway. Snoring is the vibration caused by the air trying to pass through these obstructions, while sleep apnea occurs when the air passage gets completely obstructed, interrupting the breathing process and the oxygen flow to the brain, which makes it much more dangerous. Sleep apnea is usually treated with CPAP machines, which force air to the lungs. This does not mean that snoring is not serious, because it could worsen to sleep apnea. Some devices for snoring are actually oriented to the bed partner, to promote restful sleep. However, others do prevent snoring such as the EPAP. Similar to the CPAP, it provides a positive air pressure to prevent snoring but works differently. EPAP (expiratory positive airway pressure), is a device that is attached to the nostrils via a disposable adhesive strip and has a valve that allows the air flow in one direction. The patient can breathe in freely, but when breathing out the valves close. This generates extra air pressure back in the airway passages. This process causes an additional air pressure that stabilizes the throat and reduces the vibration that causes snoring. Another version of this device is oriented to patients with sleep apnea. Additional details click here.