Do you Snore?

Do you already wear a CPAP?

Do you hate wearing your CPAP?

Millions of Americans suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (otherwise known as OSA). OSA occurs when the airway becomes blocked due to a collapse of the tongue and soft tissue in the back of the throat while sleeping. This effectively stops your breathing and starves your cells of oxygen. In fact, oxygen saturation to cells can decrease by as much as 50%! OSA has been associated with serious health complications such as heart disease, obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, and stroke.

At Refresh, Dr. Rogers can order a take-home sleep study to determine if you suffer from sleep apnea. That’s right, you may be able to avoid an in-hopsital sleep study! And your results are delivered instantly via the internet, so we can discuss the findings of your take-home study the very next day! We also utilize the absolute latest in diagnostic technology, including pharyngometry, rhinometry, and cephalometric imaging. This provides Dr. Rogers the most accurate information to ensure your custom treatment plan provides the absolute best possible results.

Once OSA is diagnosed, Dr. Rogers will discuss your options for treatment. Often times, the treatment choice is a custom-fitted dental appliance (or snoreguard) to alleviate snoring and sleep apnea. This oral appliance looks much like an orthodontic retainer or an athletic mouthpiece. It repositions the jaw and tongue to prevent the airway from collapsing, thus removing the obstruction and allowing a healthy amount of oxygen to reach the cells. Patients sleep more comfortably and wake well rested.

Some patients will be required to attempt wearing a CPAP for their sleep apnea. However, not every patient can tolerate this method of treatment. In fact, it is estimated that as much as 70% of sleep apnea patients do not use the CPAP they were prescribed. An oral appliance is a life-saving solution for these patients! If you have already been prescribed a CPAP you may be able to provide yourself relief from this cumbersome treatment method by having Dr. Rogers make you a custom oral appliance!

Here are some of the many benefits of an oral appliance for sleep apnea:
– Covered by Most Insurance Companies
– No Surgery
– Comfortable to Wear
– Effective Alternative to CPAP

Sleep Apnea consultations are always provided at no charge, so please call the office today!