JOE FALLIN DDS Family Dental Center
4301 NW 63rd St., Suite 303
Oklahoma City, OK 73116

7405 NW 23rd St.
Oklahoma City, OK 73008
(405)848-2886 (405)787-5266
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Snoring and Sleep Apnea

 

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Do 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. Oklahoma City Snoring and Sleep Apnea treatment


The 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

Even 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.
OKC snore guard with Dr. Fallin

Dr. Fallin 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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