Cape Girardeau Dental Care
David L. Kaelin, DMD and Richard K. Straus, DMD
Creating Beautiful Smiles

Sleep Device

Sleep Device


Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition that not only deprives you of a good night's sleep, but can be life-threatening. Sleep apnea haults breathing repeatedly while you sleep. An apnea event lasts from 10 to 30 seconds and may happen hundreds of times a night. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the most common type, happens when the airway becomes blocked during sleep. A blockage is usually caused by the soft tissue in the back of your mouth collapsing and closing during sleep. Relaxed throat muscles, a narrow airway, a large tongue or extra fatty tissue in the throat can also block your airway. The American Academy of Sleep Medicine estimates that 18 million Americans have OSA, with 80 to 90 percent being undiagnosed and untreated.


Signs of Sleep Apnea

  -Choking or stopping breathing during sleep                -Excessive daytime sleepiness                -Waking up tired or thirsty

  -Limbs jerk during sleep            -Lack of concentration            -Morning headaches            -Heavy, loud snoring               -Fatigue


Dangers of Sleep Apnea

Untreated sleep apnea is serious. It increases your risk for:

        -Stroke                -High Blood Pressure                -Diabetes                -Obesity                -Heart Attack                -Depression

-Sleep Apnea can also contribute to learning and memory problems, poor job performance, irritability, decreased libido, and a higher risk for car accidents.


How We Can Help

Oral Sleep Appliance Therapy is indicated as a first-line treatment for mild-to-moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea and is a safe and effective alternative to CPAP therapy. Oral sleep appliances reposition your tongue and lower jaw forward during sleep to maintain an open airway. They are comfortable, easy to wear, and non-invasive. Most patients find that it only takes a few nights to become accustomed to wearing and appliance. The Oral Sleep Appliance  is a custom-fitted oral appliance, non-restrictive in movement and non-claustrophobic. Many patients prefer The Oral Appliance Device for its comfort, convenience, and effectiveness.

The Oral Sleep Appliance is a premium dental sleep appliance for the effective treatment of snoring and all levels of OSA. It is effective, safe, FDA cleared, comfortable, compact, non-restrictive in movement, and convenient! It is also an ideal and practical alternative to the tangling attachments of CPAP therapy. Schedule your free consultation with us today to see what the Oral Sleep Appliance can do for you!


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