Sleep Apnea and How We Can Help

An increasingly common medical condition in the U.S. is sleep apnea, and those most susceptible are the following demographics–African Americans, Native Americans, and Hispanics. With sleep apnea, your chest and diaphragm muscles have to work harder to open up blocked airways so they can bring air into the lungs. You... Read more »

Consider the ProSomnusⓇ MicrO2Ⓡ

The ProSomnusⓇ MicrO2Ⓡ is just one of the few devices we offer. The appliance can help treat obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, which can be a symptom of sleep apnea but not always. Here is what the appliance can do for you. The MicrO2 is worn in your mouth each... Read more »

The Benefits of Whole You™ Appliances

Another brand obstructive sleep apnea treatments we offer are Whole You™ appliances. There are six different appliances that we can fit you with, and they can be adapted to suit you specifically. Whole You focuses on building the appliances so they can accommodate various conditions that a patient may have.... Read more »

Facts about the ResMed Narval CC™

One of the appliances that we offer is the Narval CC™ from ResMed. It is a mandibular repositioning device that you wear while you sleep to treat obstructive sleep apnea. What the Narval CC can do is keep the lower jaw, also called the mandible, in the forward position so... Read more »

What Can Be Expected From Oral Appliance Therapy

Oral appliance therapy, or OAT, is one method of treating obstructive sleep apnea that can help a patient sleep during the night without concern for apneic events, which is when a person has trouble breathing and may even stop breathing. If you are curious about what to expect from the... Read more »

Can Diet Affect Sleep Apnea?

Sleep apnea can have a number of causes. What we eat may not be the direct cause, but it can lead to an increase in weight. Being overweight can be a cause of sleep apnea, though this is not to say that being overweight means a person has sleep apnea.... Read more »

Consider Positional Therapy to Treat Your Sleep Apnea

Sleep apnea can be hard on you. It occurs when soft tissues in your throat or mouth collapse and block your airway, which can make it difficult to breath or even stop your breathing all together. Your body often realizes a problem is occuring and wakes you up so you... Read more »

How Does Oral Appliance Therapy Improve Sleep?

Oral Appliance Therapy, or OAT, involves a special appliance that is custom-made to fit inside your mouth to treat sleep apnea and snoring. Snoring is sometimes a sign of sleep apnea, though we do not mean to say that if you snore that you have sleep apnea. Either way, the... Read more »

What Causes Snoring?

Do you have a tendency to snore or know someone who does? Do you wonder why this problem is happening? There could be a fair number of causes. What generally happens is the soft tissues in your mouth and throat, among which are your tongue, soft palate and uvula, collapse... Read more »

Why Should I Treat My Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition where when you sleep, the muscles in the back of your nose and throat relax and block your airway, which causes you to choke and gasp until oxygen is returned. This severely disrupts your nighttime sleep because as you fall asleep, the same muscles... Read more »