THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE TO THE CPAP MACHINE FOR SLEEP APNEA:
Dr. Sheren developed a special interest in helping patients with sleep apnea after he was diagnosed with the condition. His goal is to help improve the health and quality of life of others with sleep apnea. His special skills with dental sleep medicine help patients that can’t use CPAP therapy effectively get fitted with an oral appliance.
An oral appliance can keep your airway open while sleeping, stabilizing your jaw and tongue so they don’t fall back during sleep, thus allowing better airflow.
‘OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IS A POTENTIALLY SERIOUS SLEEP DISORDER IN WHICH BREATHING REPEATEDLY STOPS DURING SLEEP. SEVERAL TYPES OF SLEEP APNEA EXIST, BUT THE MOST COMMON TYPE IS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA, WHICH OCCURS WHEN YOUR THROAT MUSCLES INTERMITTENTLY RELAX AND BLOCK YOUR AIRWAY DURING SLEEP. THE MOST NOTICEABLE SIGN OF OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA IS SNORING, ALTHOUGH NOT EVERYONE WHO HAS OBSTRUCTIVE SLEEP APNEA SNORES’
~ MAYO CLINIC