Respire Medical is a sleep apnea oral appliance dental device company located in the U.S. which offers the Respire Blue Series, Respire Pink Series and Respire Daytime Devices. They also manufacture TMJ devices.
Respire was recently acquired by Whole You, which is subsidiary of Mitsui Chemicals Corporation.
The Respire Blue Series, like other sleep apnea oral appliances, works by moving the lower jaw forward. This, in turn, allows for more air to pass through the airway which reduces or eliminates snoring and sleep apnea.
The Respire sleep apnea devices are adjustable allowing for increases in protrusion of the mandible. It utilizes a screw to adjust the lower from upper piece in 1/10 mm increments. The maximum adjustment is to 5mm.
How Do Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance Work?
Sleep apnea dental devices work by advancing the mandible. This maximizes the upper airway diameter which reduces snoring and sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea oral appliance therapy (OAT) is often used as an alternative to CPAP or ENT surgery. It is used in addition to weight loss in overweight and obese patients.
Sleep physicians usually order a sleep apnea study prior to use of an oral appliance in order to make a diagnosis, and also after the oral appliance is used to determine efficacy.
- What is Sleep Apnea?
- Sleep Apnea Signs and Symptoms
- Sleep Apnea – Diagnosis
- What is CPAP?
- List of Oral Appliances for Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea oral appliance therapy, like the Respire Medical apnea devices owned by Whole-You and Mitsui Corporation should be used under the care of a qualified physician and dentist.
Respire, WholeYou and Mitsuit are trademarks of Mitsui Chemicals Corporation and is not affiliated with this website.