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Sleep Apnea/Snoring Therapy

DO YOU WANT TO SLEEP AND FEEL BETTER?

The Facts on Snoring & Sleep Apnea
  • 1 in 2 adults snore

  • 1 in 4 adults has Sleep Apnea

  • Fewer than 10% have been Diagnosed

  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea Increases Risks of:

    • Heart Attack

    • Hypertension

    • Congestive Heart Failure

    • Stroke

    • Diabetes

    • Reflux Disease

    • Impotence

    • Motor Vehicle Accidents

Your bed partner can lose up to an hour of sleep each night due to your snoring...that's over 15 days per year!

Most people know snoring is a very common problem which can lead to many restless nights of the bed partner of a snorer.  However, fewer people know that snoring is often a sign of a very serious condition called Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).  Sleep Apnea is a condition which your airway becomes blocked while you are sleeping causing you to stop breathing.  While suffering these beathless episodes, your body is starved of oxygen which has negative effects on all aspects of your health.

 Find out if you or a loved one are suffering from Sleep Apnea with a consultation with your physician and a sleep study.

We can help treat this condition with oral appliance therapy if you have trouble with or cannot wear a CPAP mask while sleeping.

Treating Sleep Apnea and Snoring with Oral Appliance Therapy

 

Our goal in treating Sleep Apnea is keeping your airway open.  The most common cause of an airway blockage is the tongue being crowded backwards.  With Oral Appliance Therapy, we can position your lower jaw forward giving your tongue the space it needs keeping your airway open.  

How Sleep Apnea Might be Affecting You

 

When suffering from Sleep Apnea, your body is starved of oxygen from a minimum of 10 seconds to typically much longer periods.  During normal sleep, your body and mind have a chance to rest and repair from a days work, however sleep apnea robs your body of its chance to rest and repair which has detrimental effects on many aspects of your overall health.

Conditions Effected by Obstructive Sleep Apnea

 

  • Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

  • Coronary Artery Disease

  • Stroke

  • Depression

  • Anxiety 

  • Cardiac Arrhythmias  

  • Congestive Heart Disease 

  • Diabetes

  • Obesity

  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)

  • Sexual Dysfunction

  • Frequent Nighttime Urination