Oral Appliance Therapy

Is CPAP Making Your Mouth Dry?

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Have Atrial Fibrillation? Sleep Apnea Treatment Can Help Recovery

Heart problems are among the most serious complications linked to sleep apnea. Cardiovascular problems, such as heart failure and stroke, account for most medical expenses, hospitalizations, and deaths linked to sleep apnea. Often, sleep apnea contributes significantly to the disease progression. So significantly that sleep apnea treatment is a critical part [...]

Treatment Improves Quality of Life If You Have Mild Sleep Apnea

Most of the time, we focus on the dangerous impacts sleep apnea has on your health. It’s hard not to take it seriously when people with moderate or severe sleep apnea have an elevated death risk. But beyond the health risks, sleep apnea can significantly impact your quality of [...]

Treating Sleep Apnea Saves Trucking Company Money

You may (or may not) remember a few years ago when the trucking industry was up in arms about new potential rules requiring truck drivers be screened for sleep apnea. Lobbying groups got the Department of Transportation (DOT) to put the rule on hold pending more study and/or legislation. [...]

Researchers Identify Factors That Make Sleep Apnea Appliances More Effective

Many people who try CPAP for sleep apnea have difficulty adapting to the treatment. These people may spend months working with their sleep doctor to try to make CPAP work for them, and for many people CPAP will never work. Oral appliances are a CPAP alternative, and they’re [...]

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