Description of the OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System®
The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System (R) he only dental device for treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that is FDA approved to treat both the oral and nasal airway. It was reviewed by both the dental and ENT divisions of the FDA and approved two categories - acting as a nasal dilator and mandibular repositioner with one oral appliance system.
This appliance is unique because it acts in multiple areas at once. It acts as a nasal dilator by stretching the upper lip from inside of the mouth to dilate the nasal passage. ENT physicians perform a test called the Cottle Maneuver in which they test for improved nasal airflow by stretching the skin on the sides of the nose from the outside which causes the same nasal dilation as the OASYS Oral Nasal Airway System(R) does from the inside.
The OASYS Oral Nasal Airway System(R) keeps a sleeping persons pharyngeal airway open during the night by acting as a mandibular repositioner, pulling the lower jaw forward and bringing the tongue forward so it does not block the throat air passage just like one trained in CPR would do to open the airway so one could breathe into the lungs to resuscitate an unconscious person.
It is a custom-made appliance that snaps easily over the lower teeth. One inserts the base onto the lower teeth and brings the lower jaw forward to bring the upper shield extension in front of the upper anterior teeth which holds the lower jaw forward. There is a thin splint that goes over the upper dental arch that acts as a cushion for the upper teeth.
The OASYS Advantage
The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System™ is the first dental device for snoring and sleep apnea that treats the two major causes of sleep disordered breathing by addressing upper airway resistance in the nasal region and blockage in the throat region. The OASYS is FDA approved as a medical device in two separate classifications (1) As a mandibular repositioner for treatment of snoring and sleep apnea and (2) As a nasal dilator for improved ease of breathing.
The OASYS treats both vulnerable areas of the upper airway with one patented system while strengthening the throat area by pulling the lower jaw and tongue forward to prevent the tongue from blocking the airflow and strengthening the throat against collapse.
A Better Alternative to CPAP
For years CPAP has been the standard treatment for obstructive sleep. However, CPAP has drawbacks, including discomfort from the mask, a dry or stuffy nose, and eye irritation. CPAP treatment for OSA is only effective if the patient is willing to use the device. Many patients find this treatment uncomfortable or intolerable and seek an alternate treatment method such as the OASYS.
The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System™ has many advantages including:
- Comfortable and easy to wear
- Exceptional levels of acceptance and compliance
- Travels well and does not require electricity
- Enables users to sleep free and unobstructed from cords, hoses and noises
Ask yourself these questions:
- Do you suffer from sleep apnea or snore but have found using the CPAP to be cumbersome and uncomfortable?
- Do you travel frequently and find it difficult and cumbersome to bring your CPAP with you?
- Do you find it difficult to become intimate with people because you sleep with a mask and tubing on your face and a machine by your bedside?
- Does the CPAP interfere with your bed partner having a peaceful and restful sleep?
If you have answered yes to any of these questions, then the OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System may be just the product you need to sleep with ease all night long.