"When a patient tells me that I helped save their marriage, helped save their life or gave them the confidence to achieve new goals, I realize I am so privileged to be doing something so special," says Dr. Saepoff.
Mercer Island, WA (PRWEB) December 31, 2014
In these stressful times, a good night’s sleep has become especially valuable, and increasingly difficult to get. Snoring and sleep apnea (a medical problem where the airway collapses during sleep and breathing stops) robs people and their bed partners of the rest they need to face their daily challenges. The even greater concern is that it can increase the risk of diabetes, hypertension, heart failure, and stroke.
Up to 45% of the population snores and 20 million people in the United States alone have sleep apnea. Of these, only 10% have been diagnosed and treated; and of those treated, many cannot tolerate their prescribed medical device known as CPAP (continuous positive air pressure supplied through a nasal mask) – which supports the airway during sleep.
Snoring Isn’t Sexy was formed to alert the public of the medical dangers and social hazards of snoring and sleep apnea and connect sufferers with specially trained dentists in their local area who can provide oral appliance therapy, an alternative to CPAP. Getting treated now could add up to an extra 15 years to a patient's life and could significantly improve quality of life.
Oral appliances, also known as mandibular advancement devices, are small, comfortable, dental mouthpieces that hold the lower jaw in a forward position and have been proven to support the airway to prevent collapse. Oral appliances, a great first-line therapy for those for mild to moderate sleep apnea, must be fitted by a dentist specifically trained in oral appliance therapy.
Jessica Saepoff, DDS, a Snoring Isn't Sexy dentist on Mercer Island, WA provides this treatment for snoring and sleep apnea patients. Dr. Saepoff has been in practice for 26 years, and has extensive training and experience in orthopedics, orthodontics, TMJ therapy and airway improvement using oral appliance therapy.
Dr. Saepoff attended Georgetown Dental School, graduating in 1989 and practiced in the Washington DC area for 10 years before moving to Washington State. She has worked with children and adults to treat snoring and sleep apnea and can also provide expert jaw and tooth alignment if needed.
Dr. Saepoff has extensive knowledge of naturopathic medicine and alternatives in the health field. Their dental treatments integrate smoothly with a patient’s overall health goals. Her practice always offers the least toxic and least invasive treatments available.
"I am fortunate to be in a profession where I can make such a positive impact on people's lives. When a patient tells me that I helped save their marriage, helped save their life or gave them the confidence to achieve new goals, I realize I am so privileged to be doing something so special," says Dr. Saepoff.
About Snoring Isn’t Sexy
Snoring Isn’t Sexy, a unique public awareness resource that seeks to educate the general public about sleep disordered breathing, provides up to date information about sleep apnea and the variety of treatment options available.
Snoring isn't Sexy is committed to the welfare of patients who use our services to find a dentist who provides oral appliance therapy for obstructive sleep apnea. The dentists associated with Snoring Isn’t Sexy dentists adhere to the protocols of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and believe in a team approach to treating patients.
More information about snoring, sleep apnea and Dr. Saepoff can be found at her website at http://www.snoringisntsexy.com/sleep-dentist/jessica-saepoff-dds/index or http://www.orthotmjsleep.com
Snoring Isn’t Sexy® consists of independently owned and operated affiliated offices.