Sleep Apnea 101
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What Is a Custom Oral Appliance?
A custom oral appliance is an alternative to a CPAP machine for treating sleep apnea. It improves sleep by keeping the airway open, allowing for easy breathing and avoiding interruption of sleep. It’s a more comfortable and convenient option as it’s customized to fit your mouth. Most insurance covers the cost and it takes 3-5 weeks to make the appliance.
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What Is a CPAP/BiPAP/APAP Machine?
CPAP/BiPAP/APAP are ventilators used to treat sleep apnea. Downsides of using these machines include bulkiness, discomfort due to masks and headgear, and noise from the motor. A custom oral appliance, or COA, is an alternative that solves the problems of a ventilator like a CPAP, BiPAP, or APAP machine.
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What Are the Risk Factors of Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder characterized by periodic cessation of breathing. Risk factors for sleep apnea include obesity, nasal congestion, narrower airway, thicker neck circumference, medical conditions (e.g. high blood pressure, type 2 diabetes, heart failure), family history, smoking and alcohol consumptio.
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What Causes Sleep Apnea?
Approximately 15 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea, with 50% of those with obstructive sleep apnea being also obese. There are three types of sleep apnea, including Obstructive Sleep Apnea (caused by airway obstruction), Central Sleep Apnea (caused by brain not sending proper signals to muscles controlling breathing), and Complex Sleep Apnea (a combination of both).
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How Is Sleep Apnea Treated?
Treatments for sleep apnea include custom oral appliances (COA) and ventilators such as CPAP, BiPAP, and APAP machines. COA is similar to a retainer that repositions the jaw to prevent airway obstruction. COA is a better option than CPAP due to its quiet, compact and comfortable design compared to the noisy, bulky and uncomfortable CPAP machine.
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What Are the Symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a condition that can cause you to stop breathing while sleeping and can negatively impact your health. Common symptoms include snoring loudly, stopping breathing during sleep, waking up gasping or choking, insomnia, dry mouth, waking up with a headache, hypersomnia, trouble paying attention, and irritability.
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What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)?
There are three forms of sleep apnea: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), Central sleep apnea (CSA), and Complex sleep apnea. OSA is the most common form, caused by an obstruction in the airway which can lead to various health problems if left untreated, including fatigue, high blood pressure, heart problems, liver issues, and more.
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