Sleep apnea treatment in the hands of dentists

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition that has continued to increase at an alarming state which is why Dr. Avi Weisfogel was so interested in entering the field of dental sleep medicine. It is rampant not only in the United States but in other parts of the world. It is a sleep disorder that causes the muscle to relax and the airway to narrow during sleep. People with sleep apnea don’t notice it unless their sleep partners tell them. The indicator? The loud snoring that keeps your sleep partner awake. People with moderate to severe sleep apnea experience snorting, choking …

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Sleep Apnea Management with Oral Devices and Mandibular Movement Monitoring

For the longest time, the continuous positive airway pressure or popularly known as CPAP remains to be the gold standard for treating and managing sleep apnea. Although it is effective, many patients cannot tolerate well the machine, especially the annoying sound it makes. This has paved a way for obtrusive oral appliances that move the jaw forward during sleep so as to keep the airway open. Oral Appliance Therapy The use of a dental appliance to treat and manage sleep apnea is called oral appliance therapy. The patient needs to see a dentist who is trained in sleep medicine. The …

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Obstructive Sleep Apnea Causes and Warning Signs

If you’ve lost count of how often you have suffered from sleepless nights, interrupted sleep, or poor-quality sleep, then you are certainly not alone. Some of the common symptoms of sleep disorders include: lack of energy, difficulty concentrating, memory loss and forgetfulness, diminished productivity and performance at work or school, depression, lack of energy, mood disturbances (e.g. irritability, anger, impulsive actions, etc.), irregular breathing, fatigued driving, and a general decreased quality of life. Common Sleep Disorders Based on Dr. Avi Weisfogel, the creator and owner of the International Academy of Sleep (IAOS), there are more than 70 recognized forms of