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sleep-apnea-keeps-spouse-awakeIf you watch the news much, you want be watching for long until your probably will see something about sleep apnea.  More and more people are becoming of aware of this serious condition that not only damages your organs but leads to a whole host of other physical problems.  I addition to physical problems, sleep apnea can also diminish your mental faculties too.  If you ignore this condition, it will not only lead to health problems but it could also lead to death.

You see, sleep apnea causes a loss of quality of life.  Your whole day can be ruined by its effects as you become sleepy throughout the day and your mental ability begins to slow.  You have trouble concentrating and your performance at work is hindered and your productivity slows down.  Sometimes the effects are even greater as you become irritable or even depressed.  All of this because your body is starved of the sleep it needs to refresh and heal itself from the strains of the day.

Sleep Apnea And Your Health

Recent studies have linked obstructive sleep apnea, or commonly referred to as (OSA), to depression, silent strokes and small brain lesions, abnormalities in the blood vessels, high blood pressure, heart disease and strokes, even sudden hearing loss.  Sleep apnea has been linked to dementia in older women, and another observational study found that women with untreated severe OSA are 3.5 times more likely to die from cardiovascular disease than women without OSA!   Simply put:  You cannot afford to let sleep apnea go untreated.

Don’t Let Your Sleep Apnea Go Untreated Because You Cannot Wear A CPAP

The CPAP has been the gold standard for many years for treating sleep apnea.  The problem is the compliance with wearing the CPAP which is dismal to say the least.  Many diagnosed OSA patients go untreated because they cannot or will not where the CPAP.  It is either to noisy, the mask slips around on their face, the are allergic to it or they don’t like it when in condensates inside the mask.  This non compliance can be dangerous.

Oral Appliance Therapy For The Treatment Of “OSA”

There is an alternative to the CPAP that is FDA approved and requires no hoses, electricity, no water and you can sleep in any position you want to.  It is an oral appliance that is custom made just for you.  It fits comfortably in your mouth and pulls your jaw slightly forward opening up your airway while you sleep.  It is simple, comfortable and cost effective.  It is the total freedom device for treating sleep apnea.

If you think you may have sleep apnea, the first thing you have to do is get a sleep study to confirm it.  Once you have been diagnosed with OSA, you need to get the best form of treatment possible for your lifestyle and situation.  If you need help taking those steps, then give us a call today for more information at 972-54 (SMILE).