eezi-pent is a Class I medical device that when inserted into the nostrils makes breathing through the nose easier. By gently re-shaping and dilating the nostrils, the resistance to nasal airflow is reduced and therefore the work of breathing is reduced.
Eeezi-Vent is designed to reduce the effects of UARS when sleeping and improve athletic performance when awake.
The upper airway resistance syndrome(UARS) is a recently described form of sleep disordered breathing (SDB) in which repetitive increases in resistance to airflow within the upper airway lead to brief arousals and daytime sleepiness and fatigue. In addition to these problems, patients may also complain of difficulty in concentration, morning headaches, impotence, difficulty in sleeping, or restless sleep. Recently, UARS has been also linked to many somatic, psychiatric, or psychosomatic conditions, including ADD (attention deficit disorder) or ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder), fibromyalgia, and chronic insomnia.
There is no actual cessation of breathing, but patients with UARS suffer with increased airway resistance, which increases the work of breathing which then leads to arousal episodes and ultimately to excessive daytime sleepiness. UARS affects men and women about equally and is so new, not all doctors are familiar with it, and many sleep clinics don’t use techniques capable of identifying subtle changes in breathing patterns. The prevalence of UARS in the general population has been estimated to be as high as 10% to 15%.
During sleep, we are designed to breathe through our nose. However, there are several reasons why some people find it difficult to breathe through the nose during sleep. The shape of the nostrils, nasal congestion, allergies or a deviated septum may increase nasal resistance thus leading to UARS. Eeezi-Vent is the first device designed to specifically reduce or eliminate the negative effects of UARS.
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