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The iNAP is designed to provide a comfortable sleep experience for OSA patients. During sleep, the iNAP system creates a gentle vacuum within the oral cavity by stabilizing the tongue, thereby freeing the airway. Unlike traditional CPAP machines, the iNAP system works without a face mask and instead uses a discreet soft oral interface and a pocket sized console. The system provides an intuitive user interface with a built in rechargeable battery and an easy to clean saliva container, making it a perfect travel companion.
For treatment of obstructive sleep apnea, the CPAP machine is the standard treatment. The challenge to CPAP's success in treating sleep apnea has been compliance with treatment. For many OSA patients, CPAP is difficult to tolerate due to uncomfortable mask, forced air and inconvenience of the device. The long term compliance rates for CPAP therapy are as low as 50%. The iNAP is designed to provide OSA patients a treatment which is more comfortable, travel friendly and easier to use and therefore to increase everyday compliance.
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iNAP is designed to treat OSA using negative pressure applied in the mouth, as opposed to forced air of CPAP. Through the oral interface worn in patient’s mouth, a quiet pump in the console creates gentle suction in the oral cavity to stabilize the tongue and the soft palate in a forward position, thereby opening up the blocked airway, preventing from sleep apnea.
About Somnics, Inc.
Somnics Inc., a Taiwan based medical device manufacturing company, focuses on developing innovative technologies for the treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
The company was founded in 2011 by Dr. Chung-Chu Chen, Dr. Chen himself suffers Sleep Apnea and understands the deficiencies of current products. Its main product iNAP® Sleep Therapy System, that utilizes intra-oral Negative Air Pressure Technology to treat obstructive sleep apnea, as opposed to forced air of CPAP, iNAP has oral interface worn in patient’s mouth, a quiet pump in the console creates gentle suction in the oral cavity to stabilize the tongue and the soft palate in a forward position, thereby opening up the blocked airway, preventing from sleep apnea.
Our mission is to satisfy unmet needs of patients and physicians. Targeting at deficiencies of other OSA therapies, we provide patient-centered and user friendly solutions for comfort and restful sleep.
Somnics founder Dr. Chung-Chu Chen and his family were diagnosed with OSA several years ago. He underwent all possible treatment options and understood difficulties using CPAP machine. As an engineer and an OSA patient, he saw an opportunity of 26% of adults suffering OSA worldwide. He rethinks what a patient centered treatment device should be: easier to use, more comfortable, more travel friendly and increased everyday compliance.