Is Sleep Apnea keeping you awake? Is snoring keeping your spouse awake? We have a simple solution – an alternative to the cumbersome CPAP
SLEEP APNEA / CPAP ALTERNATIVE
TIRED OF CPAP? We have an alternative!
ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY
CPAP (CONTINUOUS POSITIVE AIRWAY PRESSURE)
Sleep Apnea is a life-threatening disorder and should not go untreated because you can’t wear your CPAP! We can make a custom-fit plastic mouthpiece for treating sleep apnea. The mouthpiece will adjust your lower jaw and your tongue to help keep your airways open while you sleep.
SLEEP APNEA / SNOARING
Underdiagnosed and frequently dismissed simply as harmless yet annoying snoring, “obstructive sleep apnea” (OSA) is a very dangerous condition. If you or a loved one snore loudly at night, please have a sleep study done to rule out this potentially fatal condition.
The word “apnea” literally means “without breath.”
How Does Sleep Apnea Occur?
These incidences can happen many times per hour and hundreds of times in a night’s sleep. When breathing stops, the snoring stops until individual chokes and gasps for air. They will awaken briefly, sometimes violently, interrupting their sleep patterns and in the morning will have no memories of these incidences.
There are three types of apnea. In all three, people with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during their sleep, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer.
Three Types of Apnea
Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
the most common is usually caused when the soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes closes completely during sleep.
Central sleep apnea
is not caused by a blocked airway but rather the brain’s failure to signal the muscles to breathe.
is a combination of the two.
RISK FACTORS INCLUDE
being male, overweight, and over the age of forty, but sleep apnea can strike anyone at any age, even children. Yet still because of the lack of awareness by the public and healthcare professionals, the vast majority remain undiagnosed and therefore untreated, despite the fact that this serious disorder can have significant consequences.
UNTREATED, SLEEP APNEA CAN CAUSE
High blood pressure and other cardiovascular disease, memory problems, weight gain, impotency, and headaches. Moreover, untreated sleep apnea may be responsible for job impairment and motor vehicle crashes. Fortunately, sleep apnea can be diagnosed and treated. Several treatment options exist, and research into additional options continues.
Contact us to schedule a free consultation with us to learn more.