Obstructive Sleep Apnea is an epidemic affecting millions, are you one of them?
Do you wake up feeling tired or sleepy? If so, you may suffer from obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a sleep disorder marked by an interruption of breathing throughout the sleep cycle. Common symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Difficulty Concentrating
- Restless Sleep
- Gasping for Air
- Feeling Irritable
- Night Sweats
- Dry Mouth
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) affects an estimated 26-37% of American adults1,2. OSA can be life threatening if left untreated, yet it often goes undiagnosed. Most people don’t even know they suffer from OSA, or the very real dangers they live with. For those with sleep apnea, collapsed tissue within the throat obstructs the airway resulting in interrupted breathing during sleep.
Good sleep is vital to health, yet millions are deprived, their sleep is interrupted by their body waking up to breathe.
If you suffer from any of the symptoms of OSA, schedule an appointment for a screening and consultation today. Our friendly staff will answer your questions and can provide you with a home sleep test. Contact us today and get you started on the path to better sleep. Stop suffering. Get the rest you deserve.
How it works:
- Schedule a complimentary screening consultation at our office by filling out the form on the right. The consultation will take 20-30 minutes.
- Our Sleep Wellness Coordinator will call to confirm the appointment
- If the screening indicates you are at risk for OSA, we will arrange for you to speak with a board-certified Sleep
- Physician or other physician at your preference. This might occur by videoconference.
- If appropriate, the physician will prescribe and arrange for you to receive a Home Sleep Test kit in the mail. In some cases you may need a sleep test in a sleep lab.
- The results from the test will be sent to the board-certified Sleep Physician for review and diagnosis.
- If the physician recommends Oral Appliance Therapy, we will take impressions of your teeth and create a custom device for you.
- After the device is made, it will require adjustments to ensure optimal airflow.
- A follow up sleep test will be used to verify that the device is working as intended. This may be conducted in your home.
- We will see you yearly to evaluate the oral appliance and to determine if there has been any change to your treatment needs.
OSA is a medical condition, which means that it is covered under medical insurance, not dental insurance even though treatment is delivered by a dentist. As a courtesy, we will verify and file your claim with your medical insurance carrier; however, verification is only an explanation of benefits based upon information that we received from your insurance carrier. It is not a guarantee of payment. We will assist you in determining the benefits for Oral Appliance Therapy provided by your insurance carrier, and will file claims for services rendered.
1. Benjafield et al. Estimation of the global prevalence and burden of obstructive sleep apnoea: a literature-based analysis. Lancet Respir Med. 7:687-698, 2019;
2. Peppard et al. Increased prevalence of sleep-disordered breathing in adults. Am J Epidemiol. 177:1006-1014, 2013.