A new daytime treatment for Sleep Apnea

The FDA has approved a new device for the treatment of mild obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and snoring. The eXcite OSA Device is a novel neuromuscular stimulation device used at home which strengthens the intrinsic tongue muscles. In addition, it promotes conversion of type IIB muscle fibers to type I and IIa fibers ultimately treating mild OSA and snoring. By retraining the muscle fibers during the day sessions (20 minutes a day), no devices or therapies are needed during sleep. 

The Sleep Center at Virginia Heart has been granted early access to this device and we are excited to offer it to our patients. To learn more about this new treatment for sleep apnea, contact our Sleep Center to schedule an appointment. Request an appointment here