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Oravan Sleep Apnea Device Gains Traction in Sleep Industry

Originally posted in PR Rocket on July 31, 2015

With the advancement of sleep apnea treatment technology, OravanOSA has introduced its FDA cleared Mandibular Advancement Device, aimed to move the jaw forward, further opening the upper airway for easy breathing.

West Orange, NJ (PRWEB) July 31, 2015

With the recent buzz surrounding the dangers of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and the growing number of individuals who remain undiagnosed, treatment options for patients are becoming more prevalent than ever before. As millions of Americans continue to shy away from traditional CPAP therapy due to its overall lack of comfort and highly invasive nature, oral appliances provided by dentists are gaining extreme popularity.

Mandibular Advancement Devices (MADs) move the lower jaw forward further opening the upper airway to allow for easy breathing. Of the many MADs on the market today, the Oravan device, manufactured by OravanOSA, has captured the attention of many in the sleep industry.

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SomnoMed Limited receives U.S. approval for sleep apnea devices

24th Jun 2014, 6:57 pm by Proactive Investors

SomnoMed Limited receives U.S. approval for sleep apnea devices

SomnoMed Limited (ASX:SOM) has received FDA 510(k) approval from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services for its sleep apnea devices, allowing it to start sales in July.

The approvals were received for its new SomnoDent® Fusion Classic and SomnoDent® Fusion Flex oral appliances that were introduced at conventions at the beginning of June.

These have exchangeable wings, which makes adjustments of the forward position of the SomnoDent® device easier for the practitioner and patient.

Both products offer improvements over existing sleep apnea devices and a greater level of patient comfort.

The company’s products are already distributed throughout 16 countries in Europe, which represents 40% of its global sales.

Outlook for European sales volume and revenue growth in FY14/15 is strong.

Originally posted in Proactiveinvestors.

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Truck driver falling asleep during daily routines gets wake-up call at the dentist

By Jami Kunzer –

Joe Hathcoat, a truck driver suffering from severe sleep apnea gets fitted with an oral mouthpiece that will hold his jaw forward allowing him to have a larger airway. The mouthpieces are used for those with sleep apnea who can’t tolerate the large breathing masks that must be worn at night. (Sarah Nader-

Joe Hathcoat went in for a toothache and ended up with treatment for sleep apnea.

The dentist likely isn’t the first person thought of it when it comes to sleep and snoring problems, but more dental patients are getting help through a relatively new treatment.

As part of the paperwork at All Smiles Dental in Algonquin, Hathcoat identified some possible trouble with his sleep habits, so his dentist, Dr. Timonth Stirneman suggested he bring home a test for sleep apnea.

Those with the chronic sleep disorder suffer from pauses or shallow breathing during sleep.

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