Sleep Apnea & Snoring

sleep apnea and snoring

Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea…

…is quite common, it affects millions, and is potentially life threatening, being associated with higher risks of strokes and heart attacks! While you sleep, an apnea occurs when breathing stops for ten seconds or more placing significant strain on your cardio-vascular system and heart. These disturbances during sleep prevent air from reaching your lungs!

Treatment Options For Snoring & Obstructive Sleep Apnea…

…may include Oral Appliance Therapy, surgery as a last resort, or a bulky CPAP medical unit that sits beside you during sleep, delivering continuous positive air pressure through a facemask or nasal tube attached to a pump. The CPAP requires a lifetime commitment and proper adjustment to achieve maximum clinical benefits and minimal side effects. Oral Appliance Therapy is a device specially designed to reposition the jaw and tongue forward during sleep, thus expanding the airway for easier flow. It is a much safer and easier method of treating Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Early Detection & Diagnosis Is Vital…

…when it comes to snoring and sleep apnea. Dentists trained in dental sleep medicine and physicians trained in traditional sleep medicine may collaborate in treating patients through accurate diagnosis recording a variety of body functions during sleep. Conducted in a hospital or clinic, a Polysomnograph sensors and measures twelve or more parameters including video monitoring. Reimbursement with co-pay through most medical insurance companies is available.

Another option is a compact Ambulatory device with two finger sensors attached which may be leant to you for the evening immediately after the initial consultation for use in the privacy of your home which will test the same values found in a hospital!

Left Untreated, Snoring & Sleep Apnea May Cause Or Increase:

Risk of Heart Attack, Stroke or Pulmonary Hypertension, High Blood Pressure and Other Cardiovascular Disease, Depression, Anxiety or Memory Problems, Migraine Headaches and Weight Gain, Impotency and Sexual Dysfunction, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Job Impairment and Hyperactivity In Children.