Sleep Apnea Treatment
Do you snore?
If you do, you know how annoying snoring can be. (And so does your significant other.) But snoring can be more than an annoyance. It can be a sign of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a condition caused by obstruction near the base of the tongue.
The real indication of sleep apnea isn’t snoring. It is when snoring stops. When the snoring stops, so does your breathing. Sleep apnea can cause a person to stop breathing for periods of time, sometimes hundreds of times during the night and often for a minute or longer. This cessation of breathing can cause a variety of problems.
Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- Daytime Sleepiness
- Chronic Fatigue
- Morning Headache
- Impaired Memory And Judgment
- Mood Disturbance
You may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea. If you suspect you may have OSA, call Dr. Bolil. Dr. Bolil can conduct a sleep survey for a diagnosis.
- If You Are (Or Have Been) Diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea
- If your doctor has diagnosed you with OSA, then you know how uncomfortable treatment can be. OSA is primarily treated with CPAP (continuing positive airway pressure). The CPAP can be uncomfortable and inconvenient. It’s essentially a gas mask, worn over the face or nose, attached to a hose of forced oxygen provided by a noisy machine. No wonder compliance is terrible! Many patients think it’s just easier to suffer from the snoring than to try to sleep wearing a CPAP face mask.
Dr. Bolil Offers SomnoMed® • An Alternative to CPAP
If you are currently using CPAP or have stopped using one because of the inconvenience, see Dr. Bolil.
To treat sleep apnea, Dr. Bolil can prescribe and fit the SomnoMed®, a special, custom-made oral appliance that gently and safely holds the mouth and throat in an open position during relaxed sleep.
The SomnoMed is an oral device that fits over the upper and lower teeth like a sports mouth guard. The SomnoMed is a discreet, precision-made and clinically tested medical device that is recognized for its clinical validity.
The SomnoMed is a highly effective treatment method for mild to moderate OSA. It’s an ideal solution for those who want treatment, but have a problem complying with CPAP. In fact, because it’s so much more comfortable and convenient than CPAP, the SomnoMed has a much higher rate of patient compliance. That means more comfort, a good night’s sleep, and most importantly, better health!