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Sleep Apnea Denver

February 5, 2010

Patients with sleep apnea in Denver have been reporting that Somnodent has made life so much easier than the old CPAP machines. CPAP machines are known for being uncomfortable and difficult to get used to; often users report poor quality sleep when using these machines and even sometimes have headaches or daytime sleepiness as a result. Somnodent is a new technology that for those who suffer from sleep apnea or snoring that is comfortable to wear and easy to tolerate. In fact, while about half of sleep apnea sufferers report frequent headaches, using Somnodent has been found to reduce them. Denver sleep apnea patients are finding that by switching to Somnodent, they (and their partners) are getting better nights rest and wake up feeling rested and refreshed. Many say they wish they had switched from their CPAP machines sooner!

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a fairly common condition that often goes undiagnosed. In fact, its been said that up to 90% of people with sleep apnea don’t’ even know they have it! The most common symptoms are excessive daytime sleepiness, problems with memory/concentration, morning or night headaches, nighttime sweating or chest pains, getting up during the night to urinate, swelling of the legs, and heartburn at night. Almost all people with sleep apnea also snore loudly, so your bed partner or roommate may be the first to notice you have a problem! Generally, the severity of sleep apnea is determined by how many times during the night you stop breathing. This could range from a few times an hour (which is mild apnea) to more than 50 times an hour (which is severe apnea). Obviously, both the oxygen deprivation and the sleep deprivation are not good for the health and most people notice a huge difference in their mood and energy level after getting treatment.

For mild sleep apnea, many people say there are small changes they have made that improve symptoms, such as losing weight, sleeping on your side, and discontinuing use of alcohol or tobacco. However when these behavioral changes don’t work, there are several sleep apnea treatment options in Denver. Somnodent makes an oral apparatus that has been clinically proven to be a safe and effective treatment for mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea. It is basically a custom-made splint that fits over the upper and lower teeth. People say one of the best advantages is that the device is small enough to fit in your hand and can travel anywhere. You can even open and close your mouth when you’re using it, making it possible to drink water or speak while using it! If you have sleep apnea and live in the Denver area, visit now for a consultation!

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