Objective: The mandibular advancement device (MAD) is currently suggested in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study investigated the effects of a new fully customizable MAD-type device called, “It Makes You Sleep” (IMYS), in patients with mild to moderate OSA. Methods: Sixteen patients (14 men and 2 women; mean age 62; SD ± 11 years) were retrospectively enrolled. Each patient received home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) at baseline (T0) and after three months (T1) of IMYS treatment. The Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI), the Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI), the Minimum Oxygen Saturation (minSO2) and the Medium Oxygen Saturation (medSO2) were analyzed. Results: From T0 to T1, the IMYS treatment showed a significant reduction of AHI and ODI and a significant increase of minSO2 and medSO2. Conclusion: The IMYS appliance is an effective device for treating mild or moderate OSA.

A new design of mandibular advancement device (IMYS) in the treatment of obstructive sleep apnea

Tepedino M.
2022

Abstract

Objective: The mandibular advancement device (MAD) is currently suggested in patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). This study investigated the effects of a new fully customizable MAD-type device called, “It Makes You Sleep” (IMYS), in patients with mild to moderate OSA. Methods: Sixteen patients (14 men and 2 women; mean age 62; SD ± 11 years) were retrospectively enrolled. Each patient received home sleep apnea testing (HSAT) at baseline (T0) and after three months (T1) of IMYS treatment. The Apnea-Hypopnea Index (AHI), the Oxygen Desaturation Index (ODI), the Minimum Oxygen Saturation (minSO2) and the Medium Oxygen Saturation (medSO2) were analyzed. Results: From T0 to T1, the IMYS treatment showed a significant reduction of AHI and ODI and a significant increase of minSO2 and medSO2. Conclusion: The IMYS appliance is an effective device for treating mild or moderate OSA.
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