Dr. Robert L. Mandell

An alternative to CPAP for sleep apnea

Do you stop breathing when you sleep? Have you been diagnosed with sleep apnea? Sleep apnea is a potentially life-threatening condition in which you stop breathing during sleep, often dozens or hundreds of times each night. People with sleep apnea often awaken gasping for air many times throughout the night. Snoring can be a sign of sleep apnea, but not all snorers have the condition.

Sleep apnea dramatically increases your risk of a heart attach or stroke. It leaves you feeling fatigued, foggy-brained and irritable throughout the day. And until recently, the standard treatment for sleep apnea was the CPAP (which stands for continuous positive airway pressure) mask that forces you to breathe normally during sleep. Many patients find it uncomfortable if not impossible to sleep while wearing a special mask strapped to their heads, which is connected to a hose and a bedside machine.

Dental sleep apnea appliances fit inside your mouth while you sleep and facilitate normal breathing without the need for a mask, hoses, tubes and electric machines. Dr. Mandell can make you a custom-fit sleep apnea appliance that will be far more comfortable and far more portable for traveling. Whether you have sleep apnea or a snoring problem, a custom appliance can return you and your loved ones to quiet, comfortable, healthy sleep.

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