Anti Snoring Devices for Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea effects a third of the population. It is a serious sleep disorder that has damaging results. Sleep apnea is characterized by pauses in breathing, shallow or infrequent breathing lasting between 10 seconds to several minutes occurring 5 to 30 times an hour. This disturbance causes oxygen and blood levels to decrease leading to more serious health issues.
Fatigue and sleepiness during the day may be the only symptom a patient may be aware of or perhaps reports of loud snoring by others in the household may be another sign-although many sleep apnea patients have no symptoms of snoring. A sleep study is the proper procedure to accurately diagnose sleep apnea and other type of sleep disorders.
The negative effects of sleep apnea not only effect alertness during the day, untreated serious problems can occur such as:
- Memory loss
- Cardio vascular disease
- High blood pressure
There are different types of sleep disorders, the most common is called Obstructive Sleep Apnea, OSA, it is characterized by blocked airways during sleep disallowing oxygen to flow in and carbon dioxide to escape out of the airway. There are several risk factors for developing OSA, among them include increased body weight with large neck circumference, active smokers, and age as it relates to low muscle tone and soft tissue surrounding the airways.
In fact, high blood pressure and stroke can occur when oxygen/blood levels decrease resulting in sleep apnea. An anti snoring device could save your life not to mention provide everyone with undisturbed sleep. Dr. Kantarovich has a proven solution to restless nights. The SomnoMed device is not only effective, but it is far more comfortable than the C-PAP machine. Dr. Kantarovich custom fabricates the SomnoMed device especially for you ensuring perfect fit for maximum results and satisfaction.
The SomnoMed device gently places the lower jaw into a forward position which opens the airway and reduces air velocity and soft tissue vibration. Snoring is then eliminated and a healthy good night sleep is achieved.
Blood oxygen levels are not lowered when you airway is not obstructed. There are many published articles which reflect the significance of sleep apnea and how it causes people to have increased stroke, heart attack, and other life threatening medical issues. Of course Dr. Kantarovich always recommends his patients get a certified sleep study in order to verify that a sleep apnea device is necessary and once the device is being worn another sleep study is ordered to make sure the device is effective.
If patients think that by simply placing tight band around your nose will cure sleep apnea it won't. The jaw must come forward and stay forward not allowing the lower jaw to retract and block the airway. Make an appointment as soon as possible so Dr. Kantarovich can prevent further damage which may be reversed with the proper care.