ASAA Public Awareness Organization

Editors Note:  This organization is definitely among the better in the community spreading the word about how deadly and debilitating sleep apnea can be.  However they do seem to have no interest in bringing awareness to how dental sleep appliances can help patients.  The problem is and always will be tolerance to CPAP; with so many patients not wearing their CPAP its surprising that an organization like the ASAA would make no mention of this option.

Patients opting for oral appliance therapy is trending up.  Especially for mild-moderate cases where an oral appliance will be able to treat the condition with no assistance from CPAP at all.  This is quite a shame, because without offering patients more options the war against sleep apnea will never be over.  If you are sleeping without your CPAP then you are still going to suffer the health effects of untreated sleep apnea.

Below are a few quality websites of dentists who are offering oral appliances.

Dr. Charmoy www.somervilledentalsleepmedicine.com is one of the most well established sleep dentists on the east coast, his practice is in central New Jersey.
Dr. Morgan is equally experienced but he practices on the west coast out of Encinitas, CA.  His site is www.zerosnore.com.

Dr. Gerlach in Plano, TX has also made the lives of hundreds in his community remarkably better through his skill with Dental Sleep Medicine. His site is http://www.gerlachdental.com

If you are someone who is intolerant to CPAP than opting for oral appliance therapy could be a good idea.  However please keep in mind when researching for sleep dentists to ensure they have extensive experience in this field.  Similar to the credentials you will find from the above mentioned individuals.

Wake Up to Untreated Sleep Apnea (via PR Newswire)

The American Sleep Apnea Association and the Sleep Apnea Support Website ‘Wake Up to Sleep’ Host Discussion, Twitter Chat and Video to Empower Patients to Take Charge of Sleep Apnea SAN DIEGO, March 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Untreated sleep apnea, a condition that affects one in five Americans[1], can…

 

Best Sleep Apnea Dentist in St Louis

The Snoring ast louis sleep dentistnd Sleep Apnea Treatment Center in St Louis is owned by Dr. Kevin Postol.  He is one of only two Diplomates with the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine in the entire state of Missouri.

He has tremendous experience in treating sleep apnea patients through oral appliance therapy.  There are many patients in the St Louis area who are intolerant to CPAP; Dr. Postol’s alternative in oral appliance therapy has helped hundreds of people to get quality sleep and of course to stop snoring.

The potentially deadly condition of OSA should not be taken lightly.  With so many patients being resistant to wearing their CPAP masks it is even more important that the word be spread about the alternative in dental sleep appliances.  So many people could potentially find this an easy solution to their problem and help them live longer, happier lives.

If you live in the St Louis MO area and are struggling with your CPAP than contact Dr. Postol’s office.  http://www.gotquietsleep.com