Do you wake up in the morning feeling tired? You’re not alone, 80 million Americans experience sleepless nights. Sleep apnea is a serious sleep disorder that causes you to stop breathing at night, interrupting your sleep cycle, and leading to numerous health problems.
Dr. Morris from Premier Sleep explained that you’re more at risk for sleep apnea the older you get. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) occurs when the soft tissue in your throat collapses over time and creates a blockage in your airway. Though sleep apnea is a problem that affects 80 million Americans, only 20% are diagnosed, and of that 20% few wear their CPAP mask. A CPAP mask is designed to push air into your lungs, but many find the mask hard to sleep in and uncomfortable.
To provide a good nights sleep along with comfort, Dr. Morris of Premier Sleep has created the Oral Appliance. The Oral Appliance is a sleep device that is custom fit by skilled laboratory specialists and worn at night while you sleep. The Oral Appliance works by anchoring the upper and lower teeth and extending the lower jaw. This process opens up the airway and stop the snoring and helps with breathing. The device provides for a stabilized airway, allowing oxygen to flow freely instead of pushing it into your lungs like the CPAP machine. Many view the Oral Appliance as “life changing” giving you your sleep and your bed partner’s sleep back.
The Oral Appliance is covered by all major insurances, including Medicaid, and the cost is minimal. For more information or to schedule a consultation visit premiersleepsolutions.com.
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