A Fatigued Tongue
Your tongue muscles are an important factor in a good night’s sleep
When you sleep your tongue and upper airway muscles relax. As you breathe, air flows past these relaxed tissues making them vibrate, creating the snore sound.
Nearly everyone snores now and then, but for
some people it can be a chronic problem.
There are several options for treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea
Many snoring therapies focus on creating space in the airway. NMES does something unique.
1. Nighttime treatments
Uncomfortable. not suitable for all
Mandibular (jaw) Advancement Device works by temporarily moving the jaw (and tongue) forward.
2. Surgical treatments
Surgery is usually an option after other treatments have failed. Examples include tissue or tonsil removal.
3. Daytime NMES therapy
Simple, effective & painless
NMES physiologically retrains the upper airway and tongue, to stay in its natural position while you sleep.
A Daytime Therapy
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) with eXciteOSA for snoring
NMES is different
Convenient daytime therapy
Comfortable and painless leaving you with nothing to wear at night.
Retrains the upper airway
Physiologically retrains the upper airway. No other device currently on the market does that.
You are in control
Use the eXciteOSA for snoring app to control the intensity of the stimulation and get guidance, reminders, and notifications about your therapy.
Better Sleep or your money back*
If you do not experience improved sleep after completing 70% of 42 therapies in 8 weeks, we will refund you the price of the device.
Hear how eXciteOSA® has transformed peoples sleep
“Very easy to use and quite simple to just find 20-minutes at a time.”
Trusted by Experts
Backed by leading sleep specialists
“We believe that eXciteOSA® therapy will be able to help many patients in the near future.”
- Specialist in ORL at Dr. Peset University Hospital, Valencia, Spain
- Expert in Sleep Medicine
- President of the Commission on Roncopathy and Sleep Apnoea of the Spanish Society of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
“I am optimistic that this treatment will be an important treatment approach for patients with with mild sleep apnea and snoring.”
- M.D. Research Chief, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine
- Peter C. Farrell Presidential Chair and Professor in Respiratory Medicine
- Former President, American Thoracic Society 2015- 2016
Frequently asked questions
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS) machines stimulates the sensory nerves (the nerves that send signals from the body to the brain) with the purpose of disrupting the pain signal.
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) also uses electrical stimulation, but targets the motor nerves (the nerves that send signals from the brain to the body) in order to stimulate the muscles directly.
Sensory and motor nerves fire at different frequencies, which is how TENS and NMES devices are able to impact them differently.
eXciteOSA® for snoring is a user-controllable neuromuscular electrical stimulator (NMES) that delivers a mild electrical current with defined frequencies to stimulate and improve muscle function in the mouth and tongue.
Unlike traditional snoring therapies, eXciteOSA® strengthens tongue and throat muscle tone, to prevent excessive muscle relaxation during sleep, reducing airway collapse and therefore snoring.
A daytime therapy with no night-time wearable necessary for a better night’s sleep.
There are several options for treating snoring.
Mandibular (jaw) advancement devices (MADs) work by temporarily moving the jaw forward, in order to create more space in the airway.
Surgery is usually an option to consider after other treatments have failed. Examples include removal of soft tissues from the airway, or procedures designed to stiffen the airway.
NMES physiologically retrains the upper airway and tongue to maintain the tongue’s natural position while you sleep, effectively helping your body help itself. eXciteOSA for snoring is the only device in the world that can deliver NMES directly to your tongue and surrounding soft tissue.
*The eXciteOSA Better Sleep Guarantee: Consistent use is critical to success. While we don’t expect perfection, we do ask that you complete 70% of your 42 therapies within 8 weeks of receiving your product before receiving your refund.
A session is equivalent to 20 minutes. In addition, it is recommended that you increase the therapy intensity gradually over the treatment period to ensure that you give the treatment every chance of being effective. Please note that once the initial therapy is finished and to maintain the treatment you need to use the device at least twice a week forever.
The mouthpiece is a precision piece of engineering responsible for delivering neuromuscular electrical stimulation targeted primarily at the tongue. It needs to be replaced every 3 months.
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