Sleep Apnea:

What is Sleep Apnea and What are some of the Symptoms?

 Sleep Apnea is a condition that can be very serious, in which breathing starts and stops repeatedly. An easy way to identify if you might have sleep apnea is if you are displaying the following symptoms and signs: Restless Sleep, Stroke, Snoring, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure and Interrupting of Breathing During Sleep. 

Sleep Apnea Mouth Guard:

How can I treat Sleep Apnea?

Sleep Apnea may be treated in various ways. The most effective way is implementing a sleep apnea mouth guard. In our office, patients who are experiencing sleep apnea are instructed to undergo a pain free molding process in which a cast of your teeth is created in order to be sent to our labs. There, the best sleep apnea mouth guard is created in order to start your treatment. Insurances are accepted including all major PPOs and HMOs as well as a Medicare. If you do not have insurance, our office will generate a payment plan for you, in order to start your treatment.


Different Types of Sleep Apnea

What are the Different Types of Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common form of sleep apnea. During Obstructive Sleep Apnea, your upper airway can be partly or completely blocked when you are asleep. Obesity is a large primitive factor in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and weight loss may reduce your chances of sleep apnea. Additionally, sleeping on your side and avoiding sleeping on your stomach and back are constructive forms of nonsurgical treatment. Adding to those measures, our office recommends a sleep apnea mouth guard to ensure professional treatment.

Central Sleep Apnea is when your brain does not send proper signals to the muscles that do control your breathing. Central Sleep Apnea is different from Obstructive Sleep Apnea, which occurs when your airways are obstructed during sleep. Central Sleep Apnea is the less common of the two.  This condition is more common in adults over the age of 65 and is more associated with serious illness.