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How to use

Note for use

We hope that the CAPAX cannula gives many satisfaction for you.

The anti-snoring cannula is made up of two main parts, a supple tube in silicone and a filter. An elastic band allows one to keep the tube firmly in the mouth (fig. 1)

The main parts of the cannula

fig. 1 : the main parts of the cannula

The prosthesis can be entirely dismantled (fig. 2)

The supple tube with its anatomical curved form is long enough to reach the basis of the tongue. It is positioned in the mouth before sleeping. (fig. 3)

The aerial flow then passes freely, reaching the larynx and the trachea without obstacle, or making the surrounding flabby tissues vibrate, particularly the soft palate and the basis of the tongue (fig. 4).

The 4 parts of the cannula make it easy to disinfect and clean

fig. 2 : The 4 parts of the cannula make it easy to disinfect and clean

The filter placed at the external end of the cannula enables its cleaning and the humidification of the breathed-in air. It is indispensable to replace the nasal function by clearing the air from floating particles, by humidifying it and by heating it. If such a filter was missing, the air would rapidly dry the laryngeal and tracheal mucosa and the system would not be tolerated. The dust inhaled in sleep would equally be a factor of intolerance by provoking irritations and therefore coughing.

An adjustable elastic band maintains the cannula for it to remain deeply sunk in the mouth when sleeping

How to use the CAPAX cannula

Softly introduce the tube in your mouth

fig. 3 : Softly introduce the tube in your mouth.

The introduction of the cannula is operated without any particular difficulty.

It suffices to sink the tube gently into the mouth (fig. 3). A short addiction is perhaps necessary because the nauseous reflexes are more or less serious according to the persons.

Snoring is stopped

fig. 4 : Snoring is stopped

The first tests therefore may be a bit tedious. That is normal/usual. However at the end of some attempts, the cannula will be well supported.

It is fixed by passing the rubber band behind the head. One has to check its length beforehand and has to secure the hooks placed on the side edges of the filter in the available splits.

If the nauseous reflexes are important, two means can be used: on the one hard, it is necessary to get used to keeping only a part of the cannula in the mouth by sinking it gradually. On the other hand, the throat can be anesthetized.. In that case one can suck two anesthetizing tablets indicated to soothe throat sore . One can also swallow a spoonful of some more poweerful viscous local anesthetizing jelly 5 to 10 mm before the introduction of the cannula into the mouth. The latter medicine is only delivered on prescription and if necessary, a physician will be able to prescribe it.

After some days, it will be possible to place the cannula and to keep it the whole night easily.

Once placed in the mouth and on account of its suppleness, the cannula facilitates the deglutition of the saliva and only provokes few constricts. The passage of the air into the larynx happens quietly then. As a consequence,snoring is suppressed and nocturnal breathing perfectly occurs with all the advantages that derive from it, in particular a return to normal and natural sleep. (fig. 4)

Read the next part : maintenance of the Capax cannula.