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Sleep and Snoring Solutions today announced that they have begun fabricating dental orthotics for the treatment of Sleep Apnea. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine and American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine have approved the use of these dental appliances as a viable treatment option for patients who suffer from sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is one of the most under diagnosed medical conditions in the United States. Since the most prominent symptom of apnea is varying degrees of daytime sleepiness there is not always a correlation to a medical problem and help is not sought out. Sleep apnea occurs when your airway collapses during normal breathing which prevents airflow during sleep. This process can occur hundreds of times throughout the night in the more severe cases. Apnea can lead to a number of medical issues not limited to heart disease, stroke and gerd as well as general symptoms such as fatigue and memory loss. It is found that there is also a strong correlation between loud snoring and sleep apnea.
Consistent data shows oral appliances offer a much higher compliance rate then a CPAP due to comfort level and portability. The CPAP is equipment that attaches a tube and mask to your nose which blows a continuous flow of air into your airway while you sleep , preventing your airway from collapsing. This equipment tends to be loud and cumbersome. While wearing a CPAP patients have limited ability to move during sleep. Conversely, the benefits to the oral appliance are that it fits into a retainer box for traveling, requires no electric to operate and allows 100% complete freedom of your sleep positional patterns .
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Are you looking for snoring & sleep apnea therapy specialist in your area? Call us at 954 726 4511 or complete the online form to schedule a consultation with Tamarac dentist Dr. Seth Pomerantz. Our dental practice in Tamarac welcomes patients from: Coral Springs, Margate, North Lauderdale, Tamarac, Coconut Creek and Parkland.