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Sleep Apnea

Improve Your Health and Energy

by Treating your Sleep Apnea

Improve Your Health, Energy, Concentration &
Productivity With Oral Appliance Therapy

Have you experienced excessive daytime sleepiness or falling asleep while someone was talking to you? Do you find that you can’t stay awake while you are driving, sitting at a stop light or at the movies? Do you have difficulty concentrating or staying focused on your activity? Welcome to what a significant number of the general public experience every day.

Is this dangerous? You bet it is. It is estimated that 20% of all auto accidents in Europe are from drivers falling asleep. Lack of sleep has been implicated with the Challenger accident, the Exxon Valdez oil spill and the near meltdown at Three Mile Island. Studies in Canada have shown that patients with untreated sleep apnea have more than twice the medical expenses for up to ten years prior to their treatment. One could ask, how does this impact the cost of medicine in America today? How much could businesses and individuals save with their medical premiums? How much productivity is lost with sleepy workers and how many work-related accidents could be prevented?

Sleep apnea is in epidemic proportions here worldwide. The vast majority of individuals are untreated.  CPAP therapy is great if you use it

Unfortunately, studies have shown that patients using CPAP have less than a 50% compliance rate, and ″full compliance″ is defined as having used it for just four hours per night.


Sleep Apnea Treatment

Treating Sleep Disordered Breathing is like a puzzle. It takes all the pieces to fit together to successfully treat the patient. Some people will respond to CPAP, some to surgery, and now we have FDA approved oral appliances which are a fully researched alternative therapy. Peer reviewed studies have shown that patients prefer and use Oral Appliance Therapy more than CPAP when given the choice.

The vast majority of patients with Sleep Disordered Breathing are in the mild to moderate range of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. This is where oral appliances are indicated and have the best results.

The American Academy of Sleep Medicine has stated that Oral Appliance Therapy is a valid form of therapy for the treatment of mild and moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea and CPAP resistant patients.