Client Spotlight: Dr. Pinsky Shares Sleep Apnea Treatment on Health Check
Sleep apnea is the not-so-silent life-threatening condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. The condition, characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep, is traditionally treated with an invasive and cumbersome CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) device. In a just-aired interview on WSRQ’s Health Check with Heidi Godman, ihatesnoringMD’s Dr. David Pinsky gives a crash course on sleep apnea and shares a breakthrough sleep apnea treatment alternative to CPAP.
Those affected by sleep apnea can experience hundreds of pauses in breathing, or apneas, every night. In turn, sleep apnea sufferers are sleep deprived, and at greater risk for vehicular accidents, acid reflux disease, stroke, diabetes, migraines, obesity and mental illness.
Often dentists, can identify can obstruction in the airway, which may be an indicator of having sleep apnea. Symptoms of sleep apnea vary depending on the individual, but sleep apnea can be detected and diagnosed using an at-home or laboratory sleep test.
ihatesnoringMD’s oral appliance is a non-invasive retainer-like sleep apnea solution that brings the jaw forward, allowing the airway to open up and giving patients a better night’s rest.
Listen to Dr. Pinsky on WSRQ above.