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Sleep apnea and nasal stents


The cause of sleep apnea is typically said to be a falling back of the tongue. However, according to scientific literature, this only applies to a small proportion of patients. In most patients, the soft palate and upper pharyngeal walls contract. The causes of these closures are physical and can be anatomical or due to swelling in the nose, as well as due to impaired nasal function.

The Alaxo products can therefore be used for sleep apnea in two ways:

- the AlaxoLito Plus or Xtreme Nasal Stents to improve nasal breathing (see "restricted nasal breathing")

- for CPAP users to prevent nasal alar compression as well as to counteract the frequent swelling of the nasal turbinates under artificial ventilation and to keep the CPAP pressure lower.