Snoring & Sleep Apnea
Snoring, Sleep Breathing Disorders & Sleep Apnea
• Do you feel tired all the time?
• Do you nod off when driving or find yourself falling asleep when sitting down?
• Have others told you that you snore, gasp or stop breathing at intervals during the night?
• Does your spouse have to wear ear plugs or sleep in another room because of your snoring?
If you already know you have a sleep disorder, an important question is:
At this time, for patients diagnosed with moderate to severe sleep apnea, the CPAP is considered the gold standard. However, if you travel and do not want to carry a CPAP with you, or if you do not like, or hate to use your CPAP system, then an oral appliance may prove very beneficial. Interestingly, new studies show an oral appliance can be nearly as effective as a CPAP, without all the hoses, tubes and masks that have to be constantly disinfected.