Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause unwanted health complications as high blood pressure, diabetes, and can even shorten your life span.
Sleep Apnea Treatment with MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device Can Help with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea can be treated with MicrO2 which is a custom-made sleep device that will help you safely mitigate snoring and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
View the report by Linda Carroll that shows the link between sleep apnea and health issues.
Insomnia, snoring, and sleep deprivation are just a few warning signs that point to Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Sleep Apnea symptoms if left untreated can range from nagging morning headaches to being up to 8x more likely to have a stroke. We offer a sleep and snore device called the MicrO2. Patients using this have noticed improved sleep pretty quickly.
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Dr. Green is an LVI-trained fellow of Physiologic-Based Dentistry in Springfield, Missouri. She believes in treating the mouth-body connection and can help screen you with an at-home sleep study and provide options to alleviate symptoms or eliminate sleep apnea.
Getting the right amount of sleep is vital to your health. Unfortunately, nearly 40 percent of American adults are getting less than seven hours of sleep a night. If you're not getting a full, restful sleep give us a call to schedule a consultation with Dr. Green (417) 887-5155
Why do I snore?
During sleep, your tongue and throat tissue may relax enough to narrow your airway. Snoring is the sound that is produced when air passes through this partially blocked area causing tissues to vibrate.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
OSA is a medical condition where your tongue and soft tissues close off your airway and stop air from entering you lungs. When this occurs during sleep, the oxygen in your blood decreases, your heart races, and your brain panics causing you to startle awake.
Dr. Randi Green and the smile team believe in the mouth-body connection and offer screenings if you think you might have Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
If you have already by diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, wear a continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine, or snore at night, the MicrO2 lower jaw advancement device will assist you with a better sense of restful sleep.
Each MicrO2 device is custom made to uniquely fit your mouth.
The device comes in two parts. One device fits over your upper teeth and one over your lower teeth. The device will also have a series of additional Upper or Lower devices; each one in the series is designed to move the jaw forward in steps. There are no confusing mechanisms to adjust on the actual device. Jaw advancements can be easily achieved by simply removing the current Upper or Lower device and inserting the next Upper or Lower device in the MicrO2 advancing series.
The MicrO2 is designed to be the smallest and most comfortable custom-made jaw advancement device available.
The wearer will notice that it offers maximum space for your tongue and the ability to open and close while you wear it. The MicrO2 holds your lower jaw in a slightly forward position which helps gently move the throat tissues away from the back of your throat. The position of the sleep device helps with maximum airflow and helps to reduce snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Only Dr. Randi Green can provide the MicrO2 sleep and snore device for you in Springfield, Missouri. Specially trained dentists, such as Dr. Green play a key role in screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. She partners with sleep medical doctors to provide and treat those suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea as well as individuals needing an alternative therapy to CPAP.
OSA symptoms in adults can range from mild to severe.
- Heavy snorning during sleep
- Stop breathing while sleeping followed by a snort
- High blood pressure
- Morning headache
- Restless sleep
- Severe anxiety
- Short term memory loss
- Intellectual deterioration
- Tempermental behavior
- Poor job performance
- Dry mouth upon waking
- Mouth breathing
- Excessive daytime sleepiness
More people have Obstructive Sleep Apnea than you might think.
50-70 million US adults have a sleep disorder.
48.0% report snoring.
37.9% reported unintentionally falling asleep during the day at least once in the preceding month.
4.7% reported nodding off or falling asleep while driving at least once in the preceding month.
Drowsy driving is responsible for 1,550 fatalities and 40,000 nonfatal injuries annually in the United States.
Insomnia is the most common specific sleep disorder, with short term issues reported by about 30% of adults and chronic insomnia by 10%
25 Million U.S. adults have obstructive sleep apnea
9-21% of women have obstructive sleep apnea
24-31% of men have obstructive sleep apnea
Left untreated, Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause unwanted health complications as high blood pressure, diabetes, and can even shorten your life span.
The MicrO2 snore device offers sleep apnea sufferers many advantages over other treatments:
- Simple and Easy The MicrO2’s one-piece construction has no moving parts, and adjustments are fast and simple and easy to manuever.
- Comfortable The MicrO2 is smaller than comparable oral appliances and is made from high grade, FDA-approved durable acrylic.
- Custom fabricated The MicrO2 is the first sleep apnea oral appliance to be milled using computer aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM) techniques. This means a more precise fit and better results for you.
- More room for your tongue The innovative design of the MicrO2 ensures plenty of space for your tongue. Up to 11% more than other sleep appliances.
Sleep apnea is treatable. An experienced physiologic dentist like Dr. Green who is well-versed in the physiological mechanics of the facial muscles and jaw alignment, can treat obstructive sleep apnea with MicrO2, a simple and easy-to-use sleep and snore device.
Watch this quick video below that shows the simplicity of MicrO2 versus another brand of oral sleep appliance.