DID YOU KNOW?
75% of Americans report at least one sleep symptom, and 67% of adults snore. A minority of people with obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) have been diagnosed. OSA is when people stop breathing for 10 seconds or more at least 5 times per hour. These people have very poor sleep, and health consequences too. Dr. Geisler, a dentist in Plymouth, MN, has her eyes open to which of her patients may benefit from a sleep consultation with a physician. Once a diagnosis has been made, many are fitted with a CPAP. These devices open airways, and provide positive air pressure, and work wonders for many people. For others, CPAP’s are uncomfortable to wear. Dr. Geisler is trained to make oral appliances which fit on your top and bottom teeth. They work by shifting the lower jaw forward. Once an airway is opened, many people improve their sleep and health. These appliances are non-invasive, and very effective. Call us if you would like a consultation on sleep apnea appliances. You may find that oral appliance therapy may help you sleep and feel better. Your sleep partner will thank you too!