OSA is when the airway is partly or completely obstructed during sleep. This leads to reduced breathing or complete pauses in breathing that can last anywhere from several seconds to over one minute. Common signs include loud snoring, gasping or choking sounds during sleep. If left untreated, OSA may lead to further health complications.
Statistics on Sleep Apnea
About 1 in 5 men and 1 in 10 women have some form of OSA
About 85% of people with sleep apnea are unaware of their sleep disorder
There is a good chance someone you know has sleep apnea and they don’t know about it.
Patients with OSA are at an increased risk of other chronic diseases and accidents:
23x Risk of Heart Attack
4x Risk of Early Death
2x Risk of Workplace Accidents
7x Risk of Car Accidents
Symptoms – Do You Have It?
The most common signs and symptoms sleep apnea include:
Loud snoring, which is usually more prominent in obstructive sleep apnea
Episodes of breathing cessation during sleep witnessed by another person
Abrupt awakenings accompanied by shortness of breath, which more likely indicates central sleep apnea
Introducing The EASY Alternative to CPAP: Sleep Apnea Oral Appliances!
Instead of using CPAP therapy as instructed, in many situations, patients have a much more comfortable alternative that is also affordable. The oral appliance has a similar resemblance to retainers, and also only have to be worn while asleep. It is stated by patients that they are sleeping better without wake ups during the night, feeling rejuvenated, and ceased snoring while they use the appliance.
Benefits of an Oral Sleep Appliance
For mild to moderate sleep apnea, oral appliance therapy offers many of the same health benefits as CPAP: By treating your sleep apnea, you can reduce your risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes. You will also improve your daytime alertness, concentration and emotional stability.
Ease of use: Some patients prefer oral appliances because they can be easy to wear. For most patients it takes a few weeks to get used to sleeping with an oral appliance in your mouth.
Small and easy to transport: Traveling with your sleep apnea treatment is easy with an oral appliance therapy. Unlike CPAP, oral appliances are small enough to fit in your purse or carry-on bag.
May be more cost effective than CPAP devices: Most of the time, oral appliances are covered by medical insurance, including Medicare and Medicaid, especially if you already tried CPAP therapy and it.
Health Consequences of Sleep Apnea (Risk Factors If Left Untreated)
Each time you stop breathing in your sleep, your brain and body are starved for oxygen. This puts a strain on your cardiovascular system.Because sleep determines so much of our overall health, allowing sleep apnea to linger can become very dangerous. In addition, since the sufferer is often waking up throughout the night, these risks can also affect your family members who may also be waking up when you do. An estimated 40,000 Americans die annually, or one hundred people every day, due to complications from untreated Sleep Apnea.
However, THE GOOD NEWS is Sleep Apnea can be treated!
Benefits of Treatment:
Reduction of Snoring
Improved Quality of Life and Overall Health
Importance of Sleep Apnea Treatment
Because sleep determines so much of our overall health, allowing sleep apnea to linger can become very dangerous. In addition, since the sufferer is often waking up throughout the night, these risks can also affect your family members who may also be waking up when you do. Untreated sleep apnea can lead to increased risk of:
High blood pressure
Chronic acid reflux
9 out of 10 Patients Pay ZERO Out of Pocket for Treatment!
Medical Insurances We Accept:
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What’s Included in Your FREE Consultation?
Review your health records in relation to your sleep health
Perform Sleep Apnea specific screening tests
Thorough oral examination for Sleep Apnea
We’ll recommend the best course of action based on your needs!