Upper Airway Stimulation: What You Need to Know

Sleep apnea and TMJ solutions can be found in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN for those who are looking for an effective treatment option. One of the most promising treatments is upper airway stimulation (UAS). UAS is a breakthrough technology that addresses the underlying cause of obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by stimulating the nerves that control key muscles in the upper airway. Here’s what you need to know about this innovative treatment.

How Does UAS Work?
Upper airway stimulation works by using a small device that is surgically implanted beneath the skin of your chest. This device then sends electrical signals to specific muscles in your upper airway, helping keep them open during sleep. It also monitors breathing patterns and adjusts the electrical signals accordingly. This helps reduce or eliminate snoring while improving airflow so that you can sleep better.

Benefits of UAS
Upper airway stimulation has been shown to provide significant benefits for those with OSA, including improved quality of life, fewer nighttime awakenings, improved alertness during the day, and reduced risk of long-term health complications like heart disease or stroke. Additionally, because it does not involve wearing a mask or other bulky apparatus while sleeping, it is more comfortable than other forms of treatment.

Who Is a Candidate for UAS?
Upper airway stimulation may be an option for those who have mild to moderate OSA and have not responded well to other treatments such as CPAP therapy or oral appliance therapy. It is important to remember that UAS should only be used if all other options have been exhausted; it should never be used as first-line treatment.

Upper airway stimulation is a promising new treatment option for those with mild to moderate sleep apnea who have not had success with more traditional forms of treatment such as CPAP therapy or oral appliance therapy. If you are interested in finding out if this could be an option for you, contact us today at our offices in Brentwood and Murfreesboro TN to learn more about how we can help you find relief from sleep apnea symptoms through upper airway stimulation!

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Murfreesboro, TN 37129