About the OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System
The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System is designed for patients with nasal congestion issues and sleep apnea. It holds the mandible in an advanced position and repositions the tongue forward, effectively opening the airway. The device includes "Nasal Buttons" that act as nasal dilators, improving nasal airflow. Additionally, some OASYS devices may have "Tongue Lifter Buttons" to help lift the back of the tongue for improved swallowing.
Inserting and Adjusting the OASYS Device
To insert the OASYS device, follow the provided steps to seat the upper and lower splints carefully. Breathing through the mouth at first is normal, but with relaxation, nasal breathing becomes more comfortable. The device can be adjusted using the metal Hex Wrench to fine-tune the mandible position for optimal effectiveness.
For improved nasal breathing and comfort, adjustments to the Nasal Buttons can be made by your dentist. If your device has Tongue Lifter Buttons, they can also be adjusted for comfort and effectiveness.
Removing and Cleaning the OASYS Device
To remove the OASYS device in the morning, carefully lift the lower splint off the lower teeth in the canine area. Avoid lifting the OASYS off your teeth using the nasal buttons. The device can be cleaned with a soft toothbrush, anti-bacterial soap, and cool water. Soaking in a denture cleaner or Baking Soda and water is also recommended. Avoid using alcohol, bleach, or peroxide for cleaning.
Follow-Up Sleep Study
After wearing the OASYS Sleep Device for approximately 90 days or longer, a follow-up sleep study is important to verify the improvement in apnea and snoring. This study will help determine if further adjustments or modifications are needed to improve sleep-disordered breathing.
1. What is the OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System?
The OASYS Oral/Nasal Airway System is a multi-functional device designed to address sleep apnea in patients with nasal congestion issues. It holds the mandible in an advanced position and repositions the tongue forward to open the airway.
2. What are the unique features of the OASYS device?
The OASYS device includes "Nasal Buttons" that act as nasal dilators, improving airflow through the nasal passages. Some devices may also have "Tongue Lifter Buttons" to help lift the back of the tongue for improved swallowing.
3. How do I adjust the OASYS device for comfort?
Using the metal Hex Wrench, you can adjust the OASYS device to bring your lower jaw further forward or reduce the advanced position as needed. For minor adjustments to the Nasal Buttons or Tongue Lifter Buttons, your dentist can assist.
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