Sleep Well, Live Better.
A common misconception is that snoring is merely an annoyance, not a health issue. The truth is that snoring can affect the health of the snorer and their bed partner. Snoring disrupts the sleep of the snorer as well as those within earshot to the detriment of all.
The snorer and family members disrupted by snoring experience broken sleep patterns that can adversely impact their quality of life, and their overall health.
The most common side effects of disrupted sleep are: Difficulty Concentrating/Learning Memory Loss • Anxiety and Depression Headaches • Irritability • Increased Blood Pressure • Cardiovascular Disease Reduced Libido • Daytime Fatigue
Another important factor is that relationships may become strained during periods of excessive sleep disruption. Often the snorer is not even aware of what is happening as the sleep partner becomes more and more frustrated.
If snoring is keeping you or your family up at night, isn't it time you found a solution that works? Ask your dentist if Oral Appliance Therapy is right for you.
Diagnosing Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) ...is a serious health condition. During sleep, muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of your throat can sag, narrowing and constricting the airway.
Although OSA sufferers may experience hundreds of apnea episodes per night, they are unlikely to remember any of them. In fact, sufferers who live alone or sleep separately may not be aware of their condition.
Home Sleep Test
Home Sleep Test Diagnosing obstructive sleep apnea can be done now with an in-home sleep test administered from our office. If you or a loved one is exhibiting signs or symptoms of sleep apnea, come see us for an at home sleep test that will let you know if you have obstructive sleep apnea.
How is OSA treated?
There are 3 options:
- Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance Therapy is very effective at treating mild to moderate sleep apnea and as an option to severe apnea if the patient cannot tolerate the CPAP.
What is oral appliance therapy?
It is simply the use of a precision fitted dental appliance that gently holds the lower jaw forward during sleep to an exact location that opens the airway to allow free, unobstructed breathing. No apnea!
"I am 45 years old and was first diagnosed with SEVERE sleep apnea in 1997. I have had several sleep studies and tried everything to stop snoring and nothing worked (Deviated septum surgery, CPAP machines, somnoplasty, weight loss, etc.) I started using an oral appliance in July 2014 and I feel 110% better each morning when I wake up. I have lost weight, I have more energy than I have in 20 years! All my numbers (blood pressure, AHI, weight) have been drastically improved. My advice to anyone who has been diagnosed with sleep apnea is to try this mouth piece. You have everything to gain and nothing to lose. It has worked for me and will work for you."
- Kevin Hicks
"Even though I was diagnosed with sleep apnea, there was no way I could wear a CPAP machine due to being claustrophobic. When someone suggested a mouth piece, I was ecstatic. I used to have to sleep twelve hours in order to feel rested, now I sleep six and feel awesome. Since wearing my oral appliance, I am more rested, my blood pressure has gone down 10 points and I no longer snore! I definitely recommend a mouth piece for anyone who has sleep apnea."
- Michelle Williams