The SleepSeal device helps maintain the natural lip seal that occurs with normal nasal breathing during sleep.
The Inhalation Valve:
This valve allows the user to breathe in comfortably as needed, while maintaining the natural lip seal during sleep to prevent mouth leaks and air escape out of the mouth during the night. It contains a one-way valve that directs air into the mouth if the user needs to breathe in, while prohibiting passive exhalation or air leakage. The user is able to forcefully exhale as needed. This valve can be used with CPAP or other PAP therapy to reduce or prevent mouth leaks.
The Exhalation Valve:
This valve allows the user to breathe out comfortably as needed, while preventing air to be inhaled through the mouth. This device maintains the natural lip seal for people who snore when they breathe in during sleep. It contains a one-way valve, allowing air flow out of, but not into, the mouth during sleep. This valve is used to eliminate snoring or reduce its intensity.
The Open Valve:
This valve allows the user to breathe in and out freely and comfortably as needed, while reducing, but not eliminating, mouth leaks. This device will keep the lips close to the naturally closed position during sleep and can be useful for individuals who find this device more comfortable. However, the Open Valve may not be as effective as the Exhalation Valve in fully maintaining the natural lip seal. The Open Valve can be used by those who snore in order to reduce mouth breathing until they gain the comfort they need to use the one-way Exhalation Valve.
SLEEP-RELATED DRY MOUTH OR SORE THROAT
All of the SleepSeal devices are designed to assist in maintaining the lips in the natural closed position during sleep. When the mouth falls open during sleep, many people experience dry mouth or sore throat during the night or in the morning. The SleepSealä devices can assist in keeping the mouth closed during sleep which can reduce or eliminate associated dry mouth or sore throat.
MOUTH LEAKS WITH POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE TREATMENT
The SleepSeal Inhalation and Open Valve devices have been found to be highly effective in keeping the lips closed in many individuals who experience mouth leaks while using CPAP or other forms of positive pressure therapy. In addressing mouth leaks, it can provide a more successful alternative to chin straps or full face masks and commonly completely eliminates mouth leaks.
THE SLEEPSEAL DEVICES ARE NOT A TREATMENT FOR SLEEP APNEA; THEY ARE ONLY DEVICES DESIGNED TO MAINTAIN THE NATURAL LIP SEAL THAT NORMALLY OCCURS DURING SLEEP, IN INDIVIDUALS WHOSE MOUTHS FALL OPEN DURING SLEEP.