You read that right. We invented a micro-CPAP device that has no hoses, no cords, and no mask. We did it because too many people have sleep apnea, and too many of those don’t wear their CPAP masks. Who can blame them with those masks and hoses?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is typically caused by a blockage of the airway when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses during sleep. Untreated, OSA causes several serious health problems, including high blood pressure, cardiovascular disease, memory impairment, weight gain, and headaches. The standard treatment for OSA is what is known as “Continuous Positive Airway Pressure,” or CPAP.
CPAP machines can mitigate this problem, but their poor design causes sleep apnea sufferers to give up on it: 80% of CPAP users stop using it within one year. Airway intends to change that with a revolutionary design that will work as well as any other CPAP machine, and patients won't have to deal with cumbersome, uncomfortable masks.
Another reason patients give up on the traditional CPAP is that they get dirty and need to be cleaned regularly, because of its large size, it is very troublesome to clean... Not so with Airway. The airway is small in size and easy to clean. Each Airway device is designed for half-year use and is recyclable. As a result, every night you get a clean device. Airway also liberates you from the “mess” of uncomfortable straps and the noisy hum that both come with other CPAP machines.
Airway’s design is a combination of several inventions, chief of which are the micro-blowers originally intended for heat regulation for chips in computers. These micro-blowers are entirely contained within the Airway device, so there is no need for external air hoses. Each Airway device is battery operated, so no need for any power wires. Just “plug” the comfortable buds into your nostrils and breathe all night long.
CPAP masks have a hard time maintaining a perfect seal on your face as you move during sleep. The sound of rushing air will wake up not only you but also your partner. The hoses used by CPAP masks drag on the end table and the bed, causing sleep disruptions. But Airway creates a tight fit inside your nostrils with no hoses to catch on anything. Better yet, snoring is eliminated.
Think about how liberated you could be with not just one good night's sleep, but hundreds of them. Think about health problems you will avoid. Think about the energy you will have. Think about how much more productive you will be at work, the potential car accidents you’ll avoid, even your golf handicap decreasing by 3 shots. In short, think about how liberated you will be when you start using Airway to manage your sleep apnea.