Have you ever experienced snoring or other sleep interruptions resulting in morning headaches and severe daytime drowsiness? These interruptions could be caused by obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a common sleeping disorder that affects 1 in every 25 men (In general, 10% above age 40), and 1 in every 50 women.
The oral appliance is a simple and convenient option to treat snoring and OSA symptoms. Similar to a retainer, the appliance is custom fit to ensure a comfortable night’s sleep while safely keeping your airway open for easy breathing.
The benefit of the oral appliance over alternatives is that it can reduce sleep apnea associated health risks without medications, surgeries or large uncomfortable devices. The treatment is moderately priced and most insurance companies, including Medicare, will even pay for the device!
In addition to drowsiness and daily discomfort, OSA can also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease, stroke, high blood pressure, arrhythmias and diabetes. If you or your loved ones are experiencing uncomfortable symptoms such as snoring, headaches and drowsiness or Insomnia, please contact our office by phone at 614-866-8200 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about OSA and the oral appliance.
Posted by Dr. Gautam Samadder