Approximately 4 out of 10 CPAP patients hate their CPAP machine and are not using it.
Left untreated, sleep apnea can have serious and life-shortening consequences, including:
- Drug-resistant hypertension 83%
- Obesity 77%
- Sexual dysfunction 40%
- Congestive heart failure 76%
- Diabetes 59%
- Coronary artery disease 76%
While we sleep, gravity and muscle relaxation allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissue to fall back into the throat area, collapsing the airway and can partially or totally obstruct your airway.
Obstructive sleep apnea can be further complicated by excessive weight, sleeping on the back or alcohol use. Many people are unaware of the potential health hazards of untreated sleep apnea.
ApneaGuard with SomnoMed Oral Device
Custom-fit by a dentist, SomnoDent® oral devices treat OSA by moving the lower jaw slightly forward. This forward movement keeps the airway open, preventing apneas.
Oral appliance therapy is delivered via an oral device that is prescribed by a sleep physician and fitted by a dentist so that it can be comfortably worn during sleep. The device treats Obstructive Sleep Apnea by moving the lower jaw slightly forward, keeping the airway open.
Continuous Open Airway Therapy (COAT) provides an alternative to CPAP therapy, and has been indicated for patients with mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea and those who fail or decline CPAP therapy.
Prescribed by a physician and fitted by a sleep dentist, almost 9 out of 10 patients report that their device is comfortable, and they sleep better at night; and so, do their partners!
READY TO WAKE UP WELL-RESTED?
If you are struggling with your CPAP or think you might have a sleep disorder contact Comprehensive Sleep Care Center at
703-679-0598 for a consultation and say hello to sleep again.