Irvine, California (PRWEB) October 12, 2012
SleepDisorders.com has come to be recognized as a leader in providing victims of sleep apnea and other sleep disorders a convenient way of locating nearby sleep specialists. For many of these individuals afflicted with sleep apnea, a sleep center is able to provide diagnosis via a sleep study, and to recommend a treatment option that includes some form of positive airway pressure (PAP).
While CPAP treatment is frequently recommended as the most effective treatment method for sleep apnea, it may not fit everyone’s lifestyle. Many people simply can’t get used to sleeping with a mask on and end up abandoning the treatment plan entirely. On the other hand, the abandonment of sleep apnea treatment can leave an individual exposed to the long-term effects associated with the disorder, such as increased risk of cardiovascular disease and decreased attentiveness.
While individuals with severe sleep apnea may have no choice but to utilize a CPAP machine, mild and moderate sufferers typically have the option to use an oral appliance in supplement. Designing and fitting the oral appliance are functions of a sleep dentist, as they can offer treatment for sleep apnea via these mouth guard-like devices, if a board certified sleep medicine physician recommends it as an effective treatment approach. A custom fitted oral appliance is designed to aid sleep apnea sufferers by keeping the airway open during sleep. Oral appliances generally come in 2 forms, those that keep the tongue suppressed and those that reposition the jaw. A sleep specialist will be able to tell you which one you’re best suited for.
“One of the primary goals of SleepDisorders.com is to be a comprehensive portal for individuals researching all treatment options used by the medical community for every sleep disorder,” said SleepDisorders.com Vice-President Kamyar Amiri-Davani. “We are therefore enlisting the help of dentists with training in oral appliance therapy to educate the public on alternative treatment options for sleep apnea.”
With the inclusion of sleep dentists in SleepDisorders.com’s online community, sleep apnea patients can select a remedy among the treatment providers that best suit their particular situation. Whether educating one’s self on the basics of sleep disorders, or selecting a local sleep specialist to visit for diagnosis or treatment, SleepDisorders.com has a wealth of information freely available to the public. Visit SleepDisorders.com to learn more.