If you've ever been awoken by a sudden gasp of breath, experienced prolonged sleepiness during the day, had morning headaches, snore, and problems functioning mentally or emotionally, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
A common disorder, sleep apnea occurs when your upper airway tissues touch during sleep and temporarily prevent you from breathing in. Even mild cases can have a significant effect on your respiratory and cardiovascular systems over the long term.
As your local sleep apnea resource, set up an appointment with
Dr. Strieter if you are worried about sleep apnea. We'll find the right treatment for your mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Treat sleep apnea
Work with our friendly and knowledgeable staff to find the right sleep apnea devices for your needs. Effective treatments, these dental devices are proven to improve airflow and reduce the occurrence or severity of sleep apnea and its symptoms.
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IT HAS BEEN ESTIMATED THAT AS MANY AS 40% OF THE US ADULT POPULATION SUFFER FROM SOME FORM OF SLEEP DISORDER.
Sleep disorders can range from mild snoring to the more serious obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Sleep disorders can lead to serious health problems for the snorer, spouse, or other family member whose sleep may be disrupted.
Some common health problems associated with sleep disorders and sleep deprivation include daytime fatigue, increased blood pressure, cardiovascular problems, anxiety/depression, increased risk of vehicle accident (3-10X) and reduced quality of life
ORAL APPLIANCE THERAPY IS GREAT SOLUTION FOR PATIENTS SUFFERING FROM THE EFFECTS OF SNORING AND SLEEP APNEA.
For patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea, a dental device can be worn to hold the lower jaw in a more forward position. By maintaining this forward position throughout the night while wearing the device the airway is kept open during sleep.
The EMA® (Elastic Mandibular Advancement) is a custom-made removable intraoral appliance created for noninvasive treatment of snoring and OSA. The appliance is designed to both advance the lower jaw (mandible) and open the bite to allow for less restricted airflow during sleep. The EMA has many options for mandibular patient advancement with 5 strap lengths and 4 different elastic tension options. The appliance does not interfere with breathing through the mouth, even in cases of congested nasal passages. Non restricted side-to-side (lateral) or front-to-back (protrusive) movements of the jaw are possible while wearing the appliance due to varying elastic bands.
HOME SLEEP TESTING
WatchPAT is the FDA-cleared portable sleep monitoring device that is convenient, proven* and reliable.
Features of WatchPAT:
•Easy to use: Wrist-worn device that doesn’t interfere with patient’s sleep position
•No sensors or electrodes on the head or chest and no nasal cannula
•Customized 3-page report automatically generated from the zzzPAT software
•Only home FDA-cleared device to measure real sleep time (sleep vs. non sleep)
•24/7 Customer Support for patients
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