you have high blood pressure, heart disease, gastric reflux, depression,
fatigue, or a high stroke risk? You may be one of the 100 million
Americans who snore or have sleep apnea. Research has shown that
these conditions cause lack of airflow and reduce your blood oxygen
levels, thus affecting the brain and causing more strain on the
heart and other normal body functions. Our new snore-sleep apnea
orthotic appliance, called O2 OASYS, will treat this condition.
You can use our new high tech equipment to do a sleep study at home
in your own bed and see the results first hand in our office.
danger of snoring
Although the frequent subject of humor, in many cases, snoring
is no laughing matter! Not only does snoring disrupt the sleep
cycles of other family members, but in the case of sleep apnea,
snoring can be a sign of a dangerous health problem. Sleep apnea
actually cuts off the flow of oxygen to the brain, and in severe
cases can cause serious damage.
How snoring affects others
if sleep apnea is not indicated, the disruption of the sleep cycles
of family members can create a serious hazard. Recent studies have
indicated that repeated disruption of sleep patterns can cause sufferers
to perform motor skills at or below the levels of individuals who
are legally intoxicated! So even if your snoring is not a sign of
sleep apnea, it is likely that your snoring could be a real threat
to your loved ones, because impaired reaction behind the wheel of
an automobile can lead to disaster regardless of the cause.
What causes snoring?
Quite simply, snoring is caused by a partially obstructed airway.
When you sleep, the soft tissue and muscles in your mouth and throat
relax, causing your airway to become smaller. If your airway becomes
small enough, your soft palate and uvula begin to vibrate when you
inhale and exhale. These vibrations are the cause of the sound most
people call snoring.
What can be done to stop snoring?
|Many traditional treatments use cumbersome pressurization
equipment to open the airway. A simpler, and more effective
method is to keep the airway open by utilizing a simple mouthpiece
that maintains proper jaw alignment for safe and healthful sleep.
This mouthpiece, similar to a sports mouthpiece, allows the
patient to breathe through either the nose or mouth.
uses the Oasys Oral/Nasal Airway System. Click
here to learn more.
If someone is snoring in your house, please make an appointment
for a consultation.
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