Colorado Springs Sleep Apnea
Are you suffering from sleep apnea? If so, there is a simple and effective non-surgical remedy that may help.
Here’s an explanation of the problem we’re dealing with. When you sleep, your tongue becomes relaxed. If this relaxation causes it to impinge on your breathing passage, the soft tissues will vibrate as you try to breathe. In other words, it causes snoring.
If it impinges even more, it can completely obstruct the passageway. This is a condition called sleep apnea. Breathing is actually interrupted, causing oxygen deprivation. That it turn interrupts your sleep. You will be in bed all night but in the morning you will still be tired.
Mandibular advancement appliances, such as those provided by Dr. Rota, pull the lower jaw forward, opening up the breathing passages.
The SomnoMed Appliance for Sleep Apnea
The SomnoMed appliance simply re-positions the lower jaw in a slightly protrusive position. In almost all cases, this will eliminate your snoring, and it will usually eliminate or greatly reduce your obstructive apnea. If you are obese, it is less likely to work. But if you are of normal weight or moderately overweight, the likelihood that this will solve your problem is high.
For a picture of the SomnoMed appliance and an explanation of how it works, please click the link to visit that page.
Insurance Coverage for Sleep Apnea
In many cases, your SomnoMed appliance will be covered by medical insurance. In order to get insurance coverage, we may want to arrange for you to get a prescription from your physician.