Obstructive Sleep Apnea can cause unwanted health complications such as high blood pressure, diabetes, and can even shorten your life span.
Sleep Apnea is a common sleep disorder that affects men, women, and children through a variety of symptoms.
Gravity and muscle relaxation during sleep allows the tongue and surrounding soft tissues to move back into the throat area obstructing airflow preventing restful sleep.
More people have trouble sleeping than you might think. Sleep disorders and obstructive sleep apnea affect millions of Americans.
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
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.
Dr. Randi Green screens for obstructive sleep apnea and upper airway resistance syndrome. She helps her patients understand sleep apnea treatment options and the mouth-body connection.
Sleep Disorder Take Home Sleep Test
Get answers with a sleep test in few days, not months. Dr. Green can help you determine if you’re a sleep disorder candidate with a one-night, take home sleep test. Results are verified and scored by board certified sleep physicians.
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What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Why do I snore at night and how do I stop snoring?
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.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea syndrome or 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.
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. Please call (417) 887-5155
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Sleep Apnea Treatment Options
Custom-fitted sleep apnea devices can successfully treat obstructive sleep apnea and chronic snoring.
A customized sleep apnea mouthpiece can help to keep your airway open without obstruction from tubing, loud sleep machinery or forced air through a CPAP.
Many cases of sleep apnea benefit from using a CPAP. This device forces air in through the nose or mouth through tubes or a face mask. Many people struggling with OSA find that the CPAP interferes with sleep even more than the condition alone.
In severe cases a combination of the oral appliance with a CPAP may prove to be the most effective solution. Dr. Green can address these concerns and talk about lifestyle changes in addition to other sleep treatment and therapies to help you understand what may be required to restore restful and complete sleep.
MicrO2 Sleep Appliance, How Does it Work?
The MicrO2 sleep and snore device holds your lower jaw in a slightly forward position. Throat tissues are moved away from the back of the throat providing are larger opening for airflow that helps reduce or eliminate snoring and can lower the occurrence of Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Where Can I Get MicrO2 Sleep Mouthpiece?
Only a dentist with advanced training, like LVI fellow Dr. Randi Green can provide you with a MicrO2 Sleep Appliance. Dentists near you, like Dr. Green that have special training that can help play a key role in screening for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. She then partners with medical doctors and sleep physicians to properly diagnose any sleep disorders. Once diagnosis is verified by a sleep physician, Dr. Green offers MicrO2 sleep appliance to treat patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea or individuals seeking an alternative therapy to CPAP.
MicrO2 could be the alternative treatment for existing CPAP users or those who are non-compliant or have problems with regular usage of a CPAP. Patients that have tried and failed with other oral sleep mouthpieces but found them too difficult also could be prime candidates to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The MicrO2 is the smallest, easiest and most comfortable oral device available.
Find out if you are a candidate for Dr. Green’s Sleep Apena Treatment with MicrO2. The first step is a sleep study to screen for OSA. This can be done at a sleep clinic or with our take home sleep test.
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If you are experiencing any Obstructive Sleep Apnea symptoms listed above please seek medical help.
Sleep apnea dentist near you, Dr. Randi Green is an LVI fellow and practices Physiologic-Based Dentistry in Springfield, Missouri. She can help you determine if you're a sleep apnea treatment candidate with MicrO2, a sleep apnea dental appliance, to improve your quality of life with more healthy and restful sleep.