Do you hate your CPAP? We can help. We can make a mandibular advancement splint (MAS), an oral appliance to move your jaw forward. This device opens you airway and allows you to sleep without obstruction or the need for CPAP. You can unplug from the wall, get rid of the noise and the tubing. It is much easier to travel with a MAS than with a CPAP. The best thing is that most medical insurance companies and Medicare cover this treatment. Give us a call and let’s see if we can get rid of that CPAP for you.
Disordered sleep or sleep apnea is a common affliction affecting approximately 10% of the population. It usually occurs as we get older but can even affect children. There are many secondary effects of this condition besides the feeling of tiredness during the day. If you have gained weight recently or have a neck size bigger than 17 inches and wake up tired you should consider taking a sleep study. A quick and easy screening test is called the Epworth Sleepiness test. You can take this test but following this link: http://www.stanford.edu/~dement/epworth.html. If you have a total of 9 or above you should talk to your primary care doctor or a sleep physician about a sleep study. If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea we can help you avoid the use of a CPAP with its mask and hoses by using an FDA approved oral appliance.