How does sleep apnea occur?

How does sleep apnea occur?

Obstruction occurs behind the base of the tongue and behind the soft palate, which blocks the airway. When one is sleeping, the brain fails to signal the muscles to keep moving, so you are not able to breathe correctly. The brain only signals partially and that is...

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Oral Device vs. CPAP for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral Device vs. CPAP for Sleep Apnea Treatment

Oral Device How does it work? Moves the lower jaw forward, opening the airway. Does my insurance cover? Yes, through medical insurance Can it travel with me? Easily. It can fit in a carry-on or in a little retainer case. Is it comfortable? Most patients can wear it...

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How Weight Loss Helps Your Sleep Apnea

How Weight Loss Helps Your Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be caused by a number of factors, but one of the most common is weight. Many physicians are getting too busy to counsel the patient about weight loss and improving eating habits. Weight loss is a very uncomfortable subject for many...

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2 Year Follow-Up Comparing the Oral Device to the CPAP

2 Year Follow-Up Comparing the Oral Device to the CPAP

When it came to finding out differences, both the device and CPAP were able to demonstrate positive feedback. Both were able to give the patients their energy, improve their health and help them not feel so tired. When it came to the device, the oral appliance had a...

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