Our scientific approach to treatment allows us to identify good candidates for sleep apnea treatment before we begin. We have over a 90% success rate of treatment for good candidates. This means not only will you find relief from morning headaches and other sleep apnea symptoms, you’ll also see a reduction in your risk for heart attack, stroke, and other dangers of sleep apnea.
In the past, people with sleep apnea were prescribed either CPAP or surgery. Now we know that oral appliance therapy—like a mouthguard you wear while you sleep—is the best first-line treatment for many people with sleep apnea.
Oral appliance sleep apnea treatment doesn’t have any of the risks of surgery. Because sleep apnea patients have an elevated risk of anesthesia-related surgical complications, it’s best to avoid surgery unless you really have no better option. A study published by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine agrees that surgical treatment should be a last resort.
CPAP is a good sleep apnea treatment, but few people use it properly because it is uncomfortable and inconvenient. Oral appliances are comfortable, easier to use, and—because people are more likely to use it—more effective for most sleep apnea patients.