What to Expect with OAT
Oral appliance therapy is an excellent alternative to CPAP. The oral appliance is similar to a mouthguard that you put in at night. It repositions your jaw to help hold your airway open at night. It is most effective when used every night; it’s simple to put in your mouth, and you’ll get used to it in no time. There’s a much higher compliance rate with OAT than with CPAP.
With OAT, your snoring days will be over because snoring is the sound we make as we force air through an obstructed airway, and the choking and gasping for breath that occurs hundreds of times each night is what causes you to feel exhausted upon arising. With your mouth and jaw in their optimal position while you sleep with an oral appliance, you won’t snore, you won’t choke and gasp for air, and you’ll sleep more soundly than ever.
Dr. Appolon uses the MicrO2 Appliance, which is small, comfortable, effective, and easy to adjust for maximum comfort. Oral appliance therapy is the most affordable sleep apnea treatment in Midtown Manhattan, and it’s easy, portable, and much more comfortable than CPAP.
Undiagnosed sleep apnea can cause severe medical conditions, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. After a simple at-home or in-clinic sleep study, you’ll get the official diagnosis of OSA that will allow treatment to begin. If your problems are not related to sleep apnea, then further investigation will have to take place.