Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious disorder that is characterized by pauses in breathing for ten seconds or more during sleep. Apnea is a Greek word meaning “without air.”
Traditionally sleep apnea has been treated by the use of a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure), a machine that streams air into the nose or nose and mouth via a mask. While effective, 50% of patients find they can’t tolerate CPAP treatment.
As a proven and reliable alternative for mild to moderate, the American Academy of Sleep Medicine recommends Oral Appliance Therapy, the use of mouth guard-like devices prescribed only by dentists.