eXcite OSA

EXcite OSA: A Revolutionary Treatment for Sleep Apnea in San Diego

Sleep apnea is a common but serious sleep disorder affecting over 1 in 4 Americans, where breathing stops and starts repeatedly during sleep. If left untreated, the condition can lead to severe health consequences.

eXciteOSA® is a revolutionary solution to sleep apnea backed by extensive research. eXciteOSA goes beyond surface-level relief, offering a comprehensive approach to enhance your sleep quality and overall well-being. Discover the transformative power of eXciteOSA therapy and regain control over your peaceful nights.

Continue reading to learn more about eXciteOSA sleep apnea treatment in San Diego, or schedule a consultation with Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe at Silenso Clinic today. Silenso Clinic is located in Carmel Valley in North San Diego County and serves many communities throughout the greater San Diego area, including La Jolla, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Del Mar, Coronado, Eastlake, Chula Vista, Rancho Santa Fe, and more. 

Choosing Dr. Pauls Schalch Lepe and Silenso Clinic

Experience the expertise of Dr. Paul Schalch Lepe, a highly skilled otolaryngologist and sleep medicine specialist renowned for his exceptional care in addressing chronic air passage conditions that disrupt proper breathing and sleep. Notably, many individuals who have grown weary of traditional continuous positive airway pressure therapy (CPAP) devices seek his guidance for alternative solutions.

With a profound understanding of the latest advancements in medical, technological, and surgical techniques, Dr. Schalch Lepe offers a transformative approach, allowing his patients to embrace tranquil and revitalizing nights. Rest assured, under his attentive care, you can look forward to a profound improvement in your sleep quality and overall well-being.

Understanding Sleep apnea

Sleep apnea happens when the throat muscles intermittently relax and block the airway during sleep. A noticeable sign of sleep apnea is snoring, and if sleep apnea goes untreated for extended periods of time, it can lead to dangerous health complications, including hypertension, heart disease, and cognitive difficulties.

There are several types of sleep apnea, but the most common is obstructive sleep apnea, which is characterized by the relaxation of throat muscles. Sleep apnea affects people of all ages and demographics, emphasizing the need for effective and accessible treatments – something that conventional therapies often struggle to achieve but which eXciteOSA offers.

Conventional Treatments for Sleep Apnea

Conventional treatments for sleep apnea typically include lifestyle changes, such as losing weight or quitting smoking, and the use of Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines.

These machines deliver constant and steady air pressure through a mask while you sleep. Another type of treatment is the use of oral appliances designed to keep the throat open.

In severe cases, various types of surgery may be used to help facilitate breathing. While these methods can help manage symptoms and reduce complications, they don’t necessarily “cure” sleep apnea and often require a lifetime commitment.

The Limitations of Conventional Treatments

Despite the relative effectiveness of conventional treatments, they do have limitations. For example, CPAP machines can be uncomfortable, and users often find it difficult to adapt to wearing a mask during sleep. The cumbersome apparatus also makes it difficult for a patient to sleep in locations other than their own home.

Additionally, constant air pressure can cause side effects such as dry mouth, nose irritation, and abdominal bloating. Likewise, lifestyle changes can be hard to maintain, and surgery can present risks and lengthy recovery times. As such, many individuals with sleep apnea are often in search of alternative, more convenient treatment options.

How is eXcite OSA Different?

eXcite OSA offers a unique approach to treating sleep apnea. Unlike conventional treatments, eXcite OSA focuses on treating the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea — the relaxation of the tongue and throat muscles.

Rather than merely managing symptoms, it strengthens the muscles that cause apnea events, offering a potential long-term solution. Furthermore, it’s a non-invasive and convenient method that patients can utilize at home, increasing compliance and effectiveness.

How Does eXcite OSA Work?

eXcite OSA employs a technique called neuromuscular electrical stimulation. The device stimulates the muscles of the tongue, strengthening them over time.

A small, flexible mouthpiece is worn for just 20 minutes per day while the patient is awake. The sleep apnea mouthpiece delivers mild electrical impulses to specific points on the tongue, training and toning the muscles to prevent them from collapsing during sleep. The result is a significant reduction in sleep apnea events, reducing the potential for health complications and heart-related disease later on in life.

Dr. Schalch Lepe, MD, FACS at Silenso Clinic in San Diego

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Specializing in the treatment of a variety of conditions (deviated septum, nasal obstruction, snoring, obstructive sleep apnea, etc.),  Dr. Schalch Lepe is highly qualified and motivated to provide his patients with the best possible treatment results. Dr. Schalch Lepe takes an in-depth, personalized approach with each patient to ensure they receive the best possible treatment for their situation.

Originally from Mexico City, Mexico, Dr. Schalch Lepe has the unique perspective of having trained in multiple countries. This experience has led him to be sought out by domestic and international patients, many of whom are Mexican ex-pats living throughout San Diego County and Southern California. 

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What are the Advantages of eXcite OSA Over Traditional Treatments for Sleep Apnea?

eXcite OSA offers several significant advantages over traditional treatments. As a non-invasive therapy, it doesn’t involve surgery or require users to wear uncomfortable and bulky equipment while they sleep.

It’s portable, making it suitable for individuals who travel frequently. Moreover, because it targets the root cause of obstructive sleep apnea (relaxed throat muscles), eXcite OSA offers the potential for long-lasting relief. Patients can use it at their convenience, which enhances compliance and effectiveness.

How to Get Started with eXcite OSA in San Diego, CA

Getting started with eXcite OSA in Carmel Valley, involves a straightforward process.


First, a consultation with Dr. Schalch Lepe will help patients identify any health issue and allows them to learn about the treatment options available. Dr. Schalch Lepe will review your sleep apnea symptoms and medical history and possibly order a sleep study to understand the severity of your condition.


Once you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Schalch Lepe may recommend eXcite OSA as a treatment option depending on your unique condition and lifestyle needs. It’s important to discuss the pros and cons of this device in comparison to other treatments so you can make an informed decision.

Device fitting

Upon prescription, a custom-fitted eXcite OSA device will be made specifically for your mouth. A technician will guide you through the process of how to use the device correctly, including where to place it in the mouth, how to adjust the intensity of the electrical stimulation, and when and how long to use it each day.


Regular follow-ups with Dr. Schalch Lepe are crucial in the initial phase to ensure the device is working correctly and making necessary adjustments. Over time, these visits might become less frequent, but regular check-ups are always recommended to monitor your sleep apnea progression and assess the treatment’s effectiveness.

It’s worth noting that every person is unique, and eXcite OSA may not be the solution for everyone. Its success largely depends on the consistent use of the device and the severity of the sleep apnea.

Treating Sleep Apnea in San Diego, CA

As such, it is essential to have an open discussion with your healthcare provider about your expectations and to ensure you understand the process of using eXcite OSA thoroughly. If you or a loved one is suffering from sinus disease, learn more about balloon sinuplasty and how it can help you today and contact Dr. Schalch Lepe at (858) 925-5800 or book your consultation online.

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