Many people avoid treating their sleep apnea or snoring because they’re worried it’ll mean wearing a CPAP mask for the rest of their life.
The good news is that the majority of people diagnosed with sleep apnea have what’s called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
Obstructive Sleep Apnea is caused by a physical blockage or collapse of the upper airway. This prevents air from getting into the lungs causing disruption in sleep and resulting in excessive sleepiness or fatigue during the day.
The other type of sleep apnea is Central Sleep Apnea (CSA), which is a neurological condition causing cessation of all respiratory effort during sleep. In this case, the area of the brain controlling breathing shuts down, causing no respiratory effort or breathing. This is much rarer than Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Why is it good news if you have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
The good news is that you likely do NOT need a CPAP machine to treat it. Most people with OSA can be treated using a simple Oral Sleep Appliance.
An Oral Sleep Appliance positions the jaw, so the airway stays open throughout sleep. With these simple appliances, you can breathe freely throughout the night.
They’re also covered by most insurance companies.
What are the benefits of using an oral sleep appliance?
If you are a candidate for an oral sleep appliance, it can change your life. Users report a dramatic increase in their quality of life, including:
- Increased energy and attentiveness
- Fewer morning headaches
- Reduced irritability
- Improved memory
- Increased ability to exercise
- Lower blood pressure
- Decreased risk of strokes and heart attacks
- Increased effectiveness at home and at work
How to Find Out if You’re a Candidate for an Oral Sleep Appliance
If you have any of the symptoms below, call us at [phone] or email our office at [email] to setup a free consultation:
- Loud snoring often followed by episodes of silence lasting from 10 seconds to 1 minute+
- Witnessed pauses in breathing
- Choking or gasping for air during sleep
- Restless sleep
- Frequent visits to the bathroom
- Excessive daytime sleepiness/fatigue
- Falling asleep at inappropriate times – watching TV, reading, working, and even while driving a car
- Morning headaches
- Severe dryness of the mouth
- Poor concentration
- Depression or irritability
You Can Finally Get a Good Night’s Rest
Call us at [phone] or email our office at [email] to setup a free consultation and find out if this simple and easy solution is right for you.