Signifier Medical Technologies: Addressing Sleep Apnea's Root Cause

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While CPAP is the most effective therapy for obstructive sleep apnea, it doesn’t address the underlying anatomical causes. Signifier Medical Technologies uses mild electrical signals to tone the muscles in the tongue to prevent the soft tissues in the upper airway from collapsing while in a sleeping position.

Obstructive sleep apnea is a common condition affecting millions worldwide. Previously introduced therapies like Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) and mandibular devices prevent airway obstruction events when in use, but do nothing to decrease their frequency over time. Signifier Medical Technologies Ltd.’s eXciteOSA device uses mild electrical signals to tone the muscles in the tongue which, with regular use, prevents the soft tissues in the upper airway from collapsing while in a sleeping position.

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