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What is Winx?

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barbz +0 points · about 8 years ago Original Poster

Have seen this on FaceBook. Comments welcome. http://apnicure.com/about/

Sure is a different approach!

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DanM +1 point · about 8 years ago Sleep Enthusiast Support Team

Hi @barbz. Winx therapy is sometimes used to treat sleep apnea. It is much less common than CPAP and other forms of positive pressure treatment. Winx uses Oral Pressure Therapy and draws the soft palate forward while stabilizing the tongue to help open the airway. It does this by applying light vacuum pressure to help pull the soft palate forward to allow breathing through the nose. There is a video here that demonstrates how the therapy works: http://apnicure.com/about/. Thanks, and hope this is helpful!

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BrainsNeedSleep +0 points · about 8 years ago Sleep Commentator

Dan, what are the potential side effects of that treatment? And do you have any sense of how often docs actually LOOK in people's noses? Dr Thomas was the first one who ever did, and that was only after finally I got an ENT to check it and try to fix it. The airway begins in the nose, doesn't it?

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