People often think that snoring is a basic component of sleeping. However, snoring can point to many problems that may be occurring during a person’s rest. It is believed that 45% of American people snore occasionally, while 1 out of 4 snore frequently and may have problems associated. Some types of common sleep disorders are obstructive sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, teeth grinding, and frequent urination and bedwetting.
When a sleeping disorder is present, a person is not getting a full night of rest. People who have trouble breathing usually do not fall asleep completely and lose over 2 hours of sleep each night.
Sleep apnea, the most common disorder, is believed to affect approximately 18 million adults and can cause many subsequent health issues such as weight gain, high blood pressure, and put strain on the heart increasing failures and cardiovascular disease. Unfortunately, many of these people go undiagnosed due to the difficulty in realizing when a sleeping disorder is present.
The disorder is caused by the blockage of the airway, often by the tongue, causing your body to wake up and gasp for air. When you wake up, the airway becomes unblocked. Most people who do this through the night will not remember, and likely have no idea as to why they feel groggy and exhausted when they wake up.
Using state of the art video presentations, Dr. Feiler discusses options for Oral Appliance Therapy for Snoring and Sleep Apnea. Providing this one-on-one time is the most important step in educating the patient on the full options and benefits of Oral Appliance Therapy.