Oral Appliance Therapy: A Great Way to Treat Snoring or Apnea

Oral appliance therapy involves treating snoring and apnea with small custom devices that are worn in the mouth similar to sports mouth guards or orthodontic retainers. These devices are fabricated through a process guided by a sleep apnea trained dentist. Custom oral devices work by repositioning the lower jaw and or tongue helping prevent muscles

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Are Dental Oral Devices That Treat Snoring Covered by Insurance?

Once you have been medically evaluated and apnea has been ruled but you are still snoring, now what? Professional oral appliances remain one of the best non-invasive treatment options for snoring individuals that have been verified to be apnea-free.  However, when apnea is absent, these oral devices are rarely covered by medical insurances. On occasion,

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Warning Over The Counter Stop Snoring Devices

A Wise Word About Internet or Over-The-Counter (OTC) Snoring Mouth Devices like Zyppah, Puresleep, Z-Quiet, Snore Guard, and More….

Last updated August 29, 2018 Oral devices/retainers are often prescribed by trained sleep physicians for snoring, as well as for a sleep disorder called obstructive sleep apnea, often characterized by snoring symptoms. But there are large differences between professional oral devices and over-the-counter(OTC) or internet-based/ mail order anti-snoring mouth devices. Several years ago I interviewed

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What Kind of Physician Should I Seek to Find Out if I Have Apnea?

Since snoring is the main symptom of obstructive sleep apnea, a potentially serious sleep disorder, a medical evaluation is advised to determine whether the person snoring has apnea events in addition to snoring. Knowing where to start to get help with your snoring dilemmas can be a daunting task. In the last several years there

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If I am Just Snoring, Why do I need a Medical Evaluation?

Chronic, habitual snoring may be a nuisance, but it happens to be one of the most common symptoms of a medical condition called obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). If left untreated OSA can lead to serious medical conditions, decreased quality of life, and even a shortened life. Obstructive sleep apnea is a sleep disorder in which a

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Welcome to My Sleep Device Blog!

I’m Dr. Lydia Sosenko, a dentist who dove into the world of snoring and apnea treatment back in 1996 and never looked back. It all began with helping an apnea patient that could not tolerate his CPAP, and his wife, that could not tolerate his snoring, resolve both of their problems.  I was hooked upon

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Not All Sleep Dentists Are Created Equally: Where to Find a Qualified Snoring- Sleep Apnea Trained Dentist

Snoring and apnea if left untreated or treated inadequately, can lead to serious medical problems. These problems can include increased risk of heart attack, stroke, daytime sleepiness and other serious illnesses. Even death can result from medical complications associated with apnea.  Increased rate of work-related and driving accidents can also occur from the excessive daytime

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