One of the key symptoms of OSA is snoring —especially if that snoring is irregular, and punctuated by pauses in breath and gasps for air. But snoring isn’t the only hint… Continue reading
A lot of people snore, and snoring itself may not lead to poor quality sleep—though it can be very disturbing to a bed partner. But sometimes, snoring may be a… Continue reading
To determine how often and how long you stop breathing during sleep, you will need to undergo an overnight sleep study known as a polysomnogram (PSG). In the past, these… Continue reading
A Physicians Guide to Oral Appliances
The health consequences of untreated sleep apnea are well documented. As a medical professional, you are in a position to help provide diagnosis and treatment for this debilitating condition.
This website provides information on the most successful methods available to treat OSA, including background and supporting facts on the use of oral appliances.
Oral appliance therapy provides a comfortable and effective method of sleep apnea treatment. Patients are typically more accepting of this treatment that CPAP, yielding higher compliance rates and more frequent successful resolution of symptoms.
For some people with mild to moderate OSA, lifestyle changes such as weight loss, changes in sleep position and the cessation of smoking may be enough to reduce or relieve their symptoms. But in most cases, some form of treatment may be required. In certain, surgery may be suggested, but most of the time, the condition can be treated without invasive procedures.