If you have not been previously diagnosed with sleep apnea, we may recommend an inexpensive easy-to-use home sleep test. If you have already had a sleep study and cannot use or do not like your continuous positive air pressure (CPAP), then we will work with you to find the most comfortable, effective therapy to treat your sleep-disordered breathing.
While there are a number of treatments available for snoring and sleep apnea including CPAP and surgeries, these options have significant drawbacks. In the case of CPAP, while it is extremely effective when used correctly and consistently, many patients cannot tolerate the air pressure, find the mask uncomfortable or feel claustrophobic when attempting this treatment for sleep apnea.
In addition, CPAP is rarely used as a solution for snoring. Several different “snoring surgery” options exist and are determined by each patient’s specific problem. Some surgeries are minimal, while others involve more serious risks. Most patients report that these procedures are painful and have mediocre results. The pillar procedure and UPPP are not recognized by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine as first line therapies for obstructive sleep apnea.
Research has shown that most snoring and sleep apnea patients prefer the comfortable, effective solution of an FDA-cleared oral device – a custom made “mouthpiece” – to treat their snoring and apnea.
There are many treatments available for obstructive sleep apnea and snoring. At Simple Sleep Services we believe in starting most patients in the comfortable, fully reversible, non-surgical patient preferred solution of a custom fitted FDA cleared oral appliance.
Call us today at 469-685-1700 and we’ll find out for you if your insurance will cover oral appliance therapy!
Are you one of thousands of North Texans that just can’t seem to get a good night’s sleep? Do you often wake up feeling more tired than you were before you went to sleep? Do you snore, have morning headaches or have difficulty staying awake after lunch? If you answered yes to any of then you are not alone, and you may have a serious condition known as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA).
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In the past to get a sleep study diagnosis, you had to visit your primary care physician, who would refer you to an ENT, who might suggest surgery or a sleep specialist, who would then, refer you for an “in lab” study. After all that, you would be turned to a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) device to use at night. The CPAP basically blows air down your throat to splint your airway open, in hopes of reducing snoring. Many find this mask difficult or impossible to tolerate, but now a completely new approach has entered the sleep study arena.Download the Plano Profile PDF to read more