During sleep, your tongue and throat tissues may relax enough to narrow your airway. Snoring is the sound that is produced when air passes through this partially blocked area causing tissues to vibrate.
OSA is medical condition where your tongue and soft tissues actually close off your airway and stop air from entering your lungs. When this happens during sleep, the oxygen in your blood decreases, your heart races, and your brain panics-causing you to disrupt your sleep. After a few good breaths, the cycle repeats itself, all night long.
The MicrO2 device gently holds your lower jaw forward while you are sleeping. This forward position tightens your throat tissues and advances your tongue out of the airway, keeping your airway open to reduce snoring and alleviate Obstructive Sleep Apnea symptoms.