Sleep apnea is a condition that can affect every aspect of your body. You’ll experience the effects whenever you’re sleeping and even when you’re awake.
This problem, which affects millions of Americans, can be deadly if left untreated. That’s why The Sleep Apnea Center of Novi uses a modern, comfortable oral appliance to address sleep apnea.
There are two forms of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea and central sleep apnea, and two ways to treat sleep apnea:
- A CPAP machine
- An oral appliance
A CPAP uses a machine, hose, and mask to bring relief. The CPAP is a reliable sleep apnea treatment, but many people find it intolerable. In fact, the CPAP compliance rate is less than 50 percent. It’s so uncomfortable that many patients simply give up and forgo treatment entirely.
Not treating sleep apnea is dangerous. People who leave sleep apnea untreated increase their risk of problems like high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and diabetes — which cause millions of deaths in America every year.
The modern way to treat obstructive sleep apnea is with an oral appliance. The appliance moves your lower jaw forward so your airway remains open while you sleep. The oral appliance is custom fit and will not bother you or your partner. It’s easy to travel with, and you don’t have to put up with a noisy machine running all night.
Our compliance rate with the oral appliance is through the roof. Patients get relief with the appliance within the first few nights. They can finally sleep well and have peace of mind knowing they are not increasing their risk of deadly health problems.