Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Over three-quarters of the American population suffer from sleep related problems, mainly snoring. For the non-snoring bed partner, lack of sleep is just as dangerous, also adding unnecessary stresses to the relationship. Sleep Group Solutions, a leading dental sleep medicine education company, teaches dentists how to screen and treat patients for sleep apnea and snoring. Upcoming lecture opportunities include Chicago, Boston and Nashville.
This Valentine’s Day, couples across the US will be indulging in chocolates, wines and rich dinners not regularly consumed. Come bedtime, the combination of alcohol and the compounds in chocolate have stimulating effects. Snoring is a common sign that you or your partner might have OSA, Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Highly trained dentists’, such as Dr. Michael Hnat, a Pittsburgh dentist for over 30 years, is part of a tight knit group of dentists trained in the treatment of sleep apnea. Dr. Hnat has treated many patients with sleep apnea through oral appliance therapy, thus halting their apnea, and snoring. "Although research indicates that chronic snoring alone is linked to heart disease and the development of OSA, the impact that it has on a bed partner is reason enough to seek treatment. A simple oral appliance can keep married couples sleeping together in the same room as well as leaving both feeling as if they had a quality night of sleep." Dr. Hnat adds, "Just this week I inserted a Respire sleep appliance on a female patient who told me she was getting it for her husband for Valentine's Day!"
Sleep apnea disrupts the sleep of both the diagnosed and their partner, causing both to be sleepy and irritable during the daytime. A study published by Kelly Baron, PhD in 2009 found that disagreements and conflict in the marriage decreased for both husbands and wives after sleep apnea was treated. A good nights rest is in fact critical in a healthy relationship.
For Dentists interested in attending dental continuing education lectures on treatment methods for sleep apnea and snoring, join Dr. Michael Hnat and other dental sleep medicine experts, for a 2-day Dental Sleep Medicine experience.
Upcoming lectures include:
About Dr. Michael Hnat
Dr Michael Hnat received his dental degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1979 and has been in private general practice since then. He completed undergraduate studies summa cum laude at West Virginia University majoring in Biology with a minor in Physiology. In 2007 Dr Hnat relocated his practice to McMurray, PA focusing on dental sleep medicine as an integral part of his care to patients. His dental sleep medicine facility- Progressive Dental Solutions- was one of the first in the country to be granted full accreditation by the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine demonstrating proficiency, practice and professionalism in providing optimal care to patients with sleep disordered breathing. He passionately works with a broad network of medical specialists and sleep labs throughout Southwestern PA and neighboring areas of Ohio and West Virginia in helping these individuals improve their quality of life. Dr Hnat speaks locally to community and civic groups on sleep apnea awareness and is part of the national speaker series for SGS educating dentists and other health care professionals on snoring and sleep apnea.
About Sleep Group Solution
Sleep Group Solutions is an airway diagnostic technology company serving the needs of physicians and dentists interested in screening, diagnosing and treating sleep apnea and other upper airway disorders. Sleep Group Solutions offers the latest screening and diagnostic equipment solutions for patients with allergy, sinus congestion, rhinitis, deviated septum, nasal polyps, snoring and sleep apnea. SGS offers the most comprehensive dental sleep medicine CE seminars in the industry focused on teaching dentists the protocols needed to make the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea part of their practice. SGS offers sleep study interpretation, oral appliances (Norad Boil & Bite, Respire), online directory 1800SleepLab.com, and CPAP Alternatives. SGS is the manufacturer of the Eccovision Systems Rhinometer and Pharyngometer.