Oral Appliance Therapy

Only Custom Sleep Apnea Appliances Are Effective

If you are considering oral appliance treatment for sleep apnea, you might have noticed that there are some ready-made appliances that might be much less expensive than custom-made appliances. These might be tempting, but a new study shows that they are ineffective: only custom sleep appliances are actually effective for sleep apnea.

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Only 30% of Heart Failure Patients Keep Using CPAP

One of the most deadly consequences of sleep apnea is heart failure. Many people who find themselves in the hospital with heart failure find that they have been living with undiagnosed sleep apnea. There is hope that coming to the hospital and getting their sleep apnea diagnosis could help them get effective, lifesaving […]

Oral Appliances Can Help if Surgery Failed to Correct Sleep Apnea

There are many reasons why surgery should be considered the treatment of last resort for sleep apnea. There is the expense. And there is the risk. But the most important reason is that surgery often fails to provide relief from snoring or sleep apnea. Or if it does offer short term relief, regression […]

Current Screening Tools May Be Inaccurate for Pregnant Women

We know that sleep apnea carries many serious risks for people of all ages and health conditions. And we are coming to understand that it carries special risks for pregnant women, making it essential that we properly identify sleep apnea in pregnant women.

However, a new comprehensive review shows that […]

Sleep Apnea Treatment Helps At-Risk Patients

Sleep apnea can increase your risk of ending up in the hospital for heart problems, diabetes complications, and even cancer. But once you’re there, it remains a danger and can increase your risk of serious complications.

Fortunately, according to a new study, sleep apnea treatment can […]

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