Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)® is a category of products that treat patients seeking an easy, efficient solution for OSA, or obstructive sleep apnea.

SomnoMed is proud to be the leader in this industry with its innovative SomnoDent line of products.

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SUAD Ultra SomnoDent COAT
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Approximately 4 out of 10 CPAP patients do not use their CPAP machine, therefore, they aren’t treating their OSA.

Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences, including: Drug-resistant hypertension 83%, obesity 77%, erectile dysfunction 40%, congestive heart failure 76%, diabetes 59%, and coronary artery disease 76%.

COAT provides an alternative to CPAP therapy, and has been indicated for patients with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea and those who fail or decline CPAP therapy.

Prescribed by a physician and fitted by a sleep dentist, almost 9 out of 10 SomnoDent patients report that their device is comfortable, and they sleep better at night; and so do their partners! SomnoDent oral devices are simple to use and FDA cleared.

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Normal Airway
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Snoring Airway
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Obstructive Apnea Airway
Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)
COAT Airway

When we sleep, gravity and muscle relaxation allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area, collapsing the airway and obstructing air flow. This causes pauses in breathing which can occur hundreds of times per night, which dramatically reduces oxygen levels in the blood, straining the heart.

Your patient may have Sleep Apnea if they:

  • Snore
  • Choke/gasp for air in your sleep
  • Are tired during the day
  • Have poor memory/forgetfulness
  • Multiple nighttime bathroom trips
  • Have headaches in the morning

Most of the time, the person sleeping is not aware of the breathing stoppages, but their body is, causing them to be tired during the day, which increases the risk of traffic accidents and work injuries.

Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT)

Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT) devices treat OSA by moving the lower jaw slightly forward.

This forward movement helps keep the airway open.  SomnoDent wearers:

  • Regularly enjoy refreshing sleep
  • Experience restfulness during the day
  • Increase their health by reducing the chances of serious health complications
  • Restore spousal togetherness
  • Are free to travel because there’s no device to plug in

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