Obstructive Sleep Apnea is something that affects millions of people all over the planet, and for some can be downright deadly.
If you have been following Dr. Jack Ringer’s blog over the past few weeks, you will have learned that Sleep Apnea is a condition that causes people to wake up abruptly when sleeping. Some people may find themselves waking up gasping for breath as many as 100 to 150 times every night while others keep their partners awake with a loud and uncontrollable snore.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be controlled, but unfortunately, most people believe that they must resort to an uncomfortable CPAP machine to control their Sleep Apnea. Some people will even try surgery, which may or may not cure their uncontrollable Sleep Apnea.
Wikipedia explains that CPAP stands for Continuous Positive Airway Pressure and utilizes pressurized air that is generated from a machine that sits next to your bed. The air from the CPAP is delivered through a tube that is connected to a mask that covers your nose. The air splints force the airway open because of the pressurized air. A CPAP machine works much like a balloon in that the more air you blow into it, the larger it gets. This is exactly how a Continuous Positive Airway Pressure machine works. Although a CPAP does work, some problems keep patients from using it after about a year or so. CPAP machines can be uncomfortable, noisy, and inconvenient.
Thankfully, Dr. Ringer has a solution that does not require surgery or an uncomfortable mask when you go to sleep.
Dr. Ringer is a certified dental sleep medicine practitioner and can help you with an affordable oral therapy appliance solution that you will actually want to use.
Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea requires little, if any, maintenance and will be used continually as it helps to reposition your jaw and your tongue to a more forward position while you sleep. Oral Appliance Therapy helps keep your airway open while minimizing your sleep apnea and its other symptoms giving you a more restful night’s sleep.
If you have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and would like a more comfortable solution, call or click and schedule an appointment with certified dental sleep medicine practitioner Dr. Jack Ringer today.