If you snore, awake at night gasping for air, or feel tired all day, you may have sleep apnea. Your airway is restricted or dangerously obstructed. This can lead to serious health problems such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and stroke, shortening the quality and length of your life as outlined in my book, The Superlongevity Rx.
Recent medical guidelines for the treatment of mild to moderate sleep apnea recommend Dental Oral Appliance Therapy. Yes, go to a dentist with a sub-specialty in treating sleep disorders. (Most dentists do not have the knowledge or training needed the care for you effectively.)
In our office, we treat people with snoring problems, mild and moderate sleep apnea problems, and the 50% of people who have severe sleep apnea, but cannot tolerate the CPAP and BiPAP machines. You should get a sleep study from your physician to identify if you have sleep apnea and into which group you fall.
Ways to treat your problems include intra-oral appliances like those I custom designed below.
Treatments can also be our laser Nocturnalase technique or a combination of both that and oral appliance therapy if you snore, have mild to moderate sleep apnea, or cannot tolerate the CPAP and BiPAP machines. Below are before and afters of the soft palate and uvula after the laser collagen rejuvenation technique.
Sleep Apnea, TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Facial Pain, Teeth Clenching & Grinding, Snoring, Teeth Breakage & Gum Recession: Is There A Single Oral Appliance Which Can Help Them All?
Those who have been my patients over the years know the answer to the title question. About 25 years ago I invented an intra-oral appliance which can be used for Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Airway Problems, Bruxism (Clenching and Grinding) with associated Teeth Breakage, Gum Recession and Pain, TMJ Disorders, plus Facial Pain and Headaches. It [...]
Recommendations for Sleep Problems:Melatonin 0.3 - 5 mg at bedtime( for jet lag, 0.5 - 5mg of melatonin at bedtime on destination arrival day & continued for 2 to 5 days)DHEA (in combo with Melatonin)B-complex 100 mg/dayVitamin B6 50 mg/dayL-tryptophan 1000 mg/30 - 45 minutes before bed, increase by 500 mg each night, up to [...]