LinguaFlex, Inc is a medical device company with a revolutionary patent pending technology to treat obstructive sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea
During sleep the throat muscles relax and the airway gets narrow. In approximately 50% of Americans, this narrowing causes vibration of the walls of the throat during inspiration and produces the sound known as snoring. When the narrowing is worse, the airway can actually close and obstruct breathing, a condition known as obstructive sleep apnea. Approximately 4-6% of Americans suffer from sleep apnea, but the number is estimated to be higher since many are undiagnosed. Most sleep apnea patients are sleepy during the day, and this is a major cause of traffic and industrial accidents. Moreover, the breathing obstructions can contribute to hypertension, heart attacks, strokes, and a high risk of death.