Dr. Jack Ringer has been specially trained in Oral Appliance Therapy for Sleep Apnea, and if you have recently been diagnosed with OSA it’s time to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ringer who can come up with an Oral Appliance Therapy solution that will help you sleep better.
If you have been following Dr. Ringer’s blog, you will remember that Sleep Apnea is something that affects millions, perhaps billions, of people all over the world. Sleep Apnea not only disrupts the person who has it, but also his or her bed partner and the rest of the household.
WebMd explains that Sleep Apnea is serious, and could lead to other health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, weight gain, strokes, type 2 diabetes, adult asthma, acid reflux, and according to recent studies, even brain damage.
People who suffer from Sleep Apnea can wake up 400 times during the night, as Sleep Apnea not only causes you to snore, but also causes breathing cessation.
Although there are other types of Sleep Apnea, Obstructive Sleep Apnea is the most common. OSA occurs when your tonsils tongue and tissues in your throat block the airway. When you are trying to breathe the air is unable to get through. Central Sleep Apnea is not as common as OSA and affects the brains ability to signal the body when it is time to breathe.
Although Sleep Apnea is more common in men and women over 40, it can strike at any age and even affects children. People who are male, overweight, Latino or African-American are more likely to suffer from Sleep Apnea. Sleep Apnea also tends to run in families.
A CPAP machine is the most common tool used to help people with Sleep Apnea. However, other aides can help such as surgery or Oral Appliance Therapy.
Oral Appliance Therapy is more comfortable than a cumbersome CPAP machine and not as invasive as surgery. Unfortunately, surgery doesn’t always work and can sometimes make the problem worse.
If you have recently been diagnosed with Sleep Apnea, Oral Appliance Therapy could be the answer. Dr. Jack Ringer has been specially trained in Oral Appliance Therapy and will work with your medical team to come up with the best Oral Appliance Therapy for your particular needs. Call or click and schedule your Oral Appliance Therapy consultation with Dr. Ringer today.