Throughout your life, sleep is a vital process that rejuvenates, refreshes, and provides energy for each new day. Without adequate sleep, the body is not able to rebuild valuable proteins and detox the body. A lack of sleep can affect one’s concentration and ability to function at an optimum level.
So what actually causes these problems? The bed? A lack of minerals? Stress?
The truth is, there could be numerous sources. So find out!
To understand this situation better, look at the MOST common cause – Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
Are You Exhausted After A Night of Sleep?
Do you keep waking up during the night?
Does your spouse's snoring shake the rafters?
Is your child a restless sleeper resulting in behavioral problems?
If so, we may be able to help!
Do You Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
What causes it and what are the symptoms?
Current estimates show that more than one out of fourteen Americans suffers from sleep apnea. This condition is generally associated with loud snoring, short or stagnant breathing, snorting noises while sleeping, and exhaustion when waking.
For medically diagnosed cases, the most common treatment is a forced air induction device called CPAP. There are also surgical procedures and electrical stimulators inserted into the chest. None of these treatments will handle the root cause of the problem, they only treat the symptoms and must be used the rest of the patient’s life.
It’s important to note that despite so many people using this device, we have neglected to uncover or treat the actual cause of the problem. And it’s quite possible, as the evidence suggests, that there is one, single cause underlying these symptoms.
That single source is sleep disturbance.
Disturbance of sleep has long been recognized as a debilitating physical condition. It can be caused by external factors, such as jet lag or a spouse’s snoring, or by physical circumstances such as chronic pain or headaches. Sleep disorders can also be caused by an underlying non-optimum physical condition called “sleep apnea” – the temporary stoppage of breathing while one is sleeping.
Sleep disturbances are a growing concern as newer studies indicate they are part of the reason for heart disease, diabetes, chronic fatigue, autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, headaches, and numerous other systemic debilitating problems.
Just a few of the health conditions that can occur due to Sleep Apnea or sleep disturbances:
– Cognitive Deficits
– Learning & Memory Impairment
– Mood Disorders such as anxiety and depression
– Cardiovascular Disease
The underlying cause of most sleep problems is restricted air flow – Obstructive Sleep Apnea – coming from restrictions in the airways of the nose and throat.
Understanding Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
A Potentially Serious Health Condition
Traditional Treatment Options
The gold-standard treatment, the CPAP machine, is a life sentence that most people cannot endure.
The treatment device is a noisy air hose attached to your face that forces oxygen into the lungs.
Studies show that continual use of a CPAP machine causes you to deteriorate as you continuously rely on it. Many people cannot sleep restfully while attached to a CPAP.
It sounds hopeless for those suffering with this insidiously devastating condition.
CPAP is Forever
The CPAP machine has helped millions of people sleep better. What it has not done is handle the actual, underlying cause of the problem, or the symptoms.
The CPAP device is not designed as a cure for sleep apnea. It simply treats the most common symptom. Of course, this comes with a host of drawbacks, including having to sleep with a bulky machine on your face, every single night.
And, having to travel with said device, wherever you are, whether it be on a business trip, vacation or any other overnight trip.
Additionally, studies have shown that continual use of the CPAP machine causes the air pathway muscles to deteriorate over time.
When use of the CPAP device is discontinued, the symptoms of sleep apnea will return.
Is there another way? A safe, non-intrusive treatment? Yes, and it's called VIVOS.
Introducing the VIVOS Therapeutics System
The single biggest breakthrough in the treatment of mild-to-moderate sleep apnea since CPAP
The Vivos® System involves a thorough and complete set of tests and examinations, followed by a review from a Board Certified Sleep Apnea Physician.
Once your physician has diagnosed sleep apnea, a Vivos-trained dentist will design the custom biomimetic medical device.
You will wear your Vivos device, as directed by your doctor, between 12 and 24 months, primarily in the evening and at night while you sleep.
Most patients feel the effects of treatment within the first few weeks or months. During treatment, periodic adjustments to your appliance are made by your treating dentist, who works in close collaboration with a medical sleep specialist.
Upon completion of treatment, many patients do not require further intervention.
Occasionally, simple orthodontic alignment and retention, or restorative therapy is part of the completion of treatment.
Benefits of VIVOS Treatment
Delivered by the experts at Breathe Well Sleep Well
All people are different, but many of our patients have experienced one or more of the following benefits after being treated with VIVOS:
VIVOS has been shown to reduce or even eliminate symptoms of OSA
The Vivos® System is safe, all natural, non-surgical and non-pharmaceutical
No need for a lifetime of treatment
Most patients report the treatment is comfortable
The Vivos® System may be covered by health insurance and is affordable
The Vivos® System may improve aesthetics as the upper and lower jaw develops
What Makes Breathe Well Sleep Well Different Than Other Dental Office Sleep Apnea Treatments?
The VIVOS Difference and The Experienced and Trained Doctors
Lead by Dr. Paul, Breathe Well Sleep Well features a dedicated and caring staff with over 38 years of dental experience.
Dr. Paul with a new VIVOS client
Dr. Paul with a new VIVOS family
Getting StartedWith The Vivos Therapeutics System
Breathe Well Sleep Well offers a complete plan to help get you and your family sleeping better and breathing better, naturally.
Getting started is easy and we have dedicated staff to answer all of your questions along the way.