CPAP Therapy is not the only Sleep Apnea Solution

Sleep Apnea could be an issue if your partner has a tough time sleeping at night thanks to your non-stop snoring. Sleep Apnea is a condition that affects billions of people all over the world, and if left untreated can cause serious health implications, including death.

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Sleep Apnea Health Problems

If you leave sleep apnea untreated, it can result in other health problems that include:

• Stroke
• Heart failure
• Irregular heart beats
• Heart attack
• High blood pressure
• Diabetes
• Depression
• Complications and worsening effects of ADHD
• Headaches

Sleep Apnea

Although Sleep Apnea is usually treated using the CPAP device, known as the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure device, which is the most popular treatment available for the disorder, it does have some comfort issues, and although you may feel rested and more alert, it can have a few side effects that include:

• Dry or sore mouth
• Facial mask confinement
• Runny nose
• Nose bleeds
• Nasal congestion
• Nose bridge irritation
• Chest muscle discomfort
• Stomach discomfort
• Stomach bloating

Although the CPAP treatment, which involves a mask over your face the entire time you are sleeping is effective, other Sleep Apnea treatments may be more beneficial.

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If a CPAP machine is too uncomfortable, some patients will stop using the machine, making the Sleep Apnea symptoms continue, and in some cases, get even worse.

If you are experiencing any CPAP machine problems, it is imperative that you call your doctor, or your dentist.

Dr. Jack Ringer, an accredited member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and a preferred oral appliance therapy provider, who can help you find a better solution to your Sleep Apnea issues.

Oral Appliance Therapy

If you simply cannot tolerate your CPAP for Sleep Apnea, oral appliance therapy may be an alternative therapy that could prove quite effective.

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Snoring is disruptive to your bed partner and can disturb the rest of the members of your household. Not only can this cause sleepless nights, but it can also cause partner discord. Constant and loud snoring could be a possible indication of Sleep Apnea and should be factored in the next time you see your doctor.

Sleep Apnea occurs out or in of a person’s mouth and nose when the air cannot flow freely. Episodes of Sleep Apnea can lead to restlessness, cardiac issues, and daytime sleepiness.

What Causes Apnea?

Sleep Apnea causes the upper airways to block stopping the flow of air. Not only does the tongue collapse, but so does the palate causing a blockage at the back of the throat. This blocks your upper airway causing the flow of air to stop.

Once those oxygen levels begin to drop, your brain will move out of its deep sleep into a partially awakened state. This means that when your airways begin to contract there will be an obstruction causing a gasp or breathing disruption. This life threatening disorder can contribute to stroke, hypertension, congestive heart failure, and heart attack. People who suffer from Sleep Apnea also have a higher risk of driving or work related injuries or accidents.

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How is the Disorder Diagnosed?

A medical doctor must diagnose Sleep Apnea as diagnosis is based on overnight sleep studies, known as PSG or polysomnograms. Patient medical history and evaluation also play a part in determining if you are suffering from the disorder.

Weight loss, sleeping patterns and exercise can help with the condition, as people who are overweight or have a larger neck size are more susceptible to the disorder. Men are also more likely to develop Sleep Apnea.

Oral Appliance Therapy is affordable, easy and actually something that patients will want to use for the disorder. Oral appliance therapy devices from Dental Cosmetics require very little, if any maintenance and will help you and your partner get a good night’s sleep. Anyone who sleeps next to a person with a CPAP understands the discomfort for all parties concerned.

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Oral appliance therapy from Dr. Jack Ringer and Dental Cosmetics helps reposition the tongue and the jaw into a forward position while sleeping. This helps the patient get more sleep and have less fatigue during waking hours.

If you or your partner is suffering from the disorder, Dr. Jack Ringer can help. Call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation from Dental Cosmetics today. Wouldn’t you like to get a good night’s sleep?

Call or click or more information regarding oral appliance therapy for Sleep Apnea now.

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