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Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment

At I Hate CPAP, we believe in offering patients only the most modern technology and state-of-the-art equipment to help you get a good night's rest. Our dentists stay current on the latest techniques and treatments in the field through continuing education, research and following up-to-date literature.

We offer patients every available appliance treatment option and can provide any oral appliance manufactured to help sleep apnea patients, including the Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP), Telescopic Herbst, Somnomed MAS appliance. We offer a variety of treatments and behavioral therapy to help patients conquer the effects of sleep apnea and to get their lives back.

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The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that at least 100,000 accidents caused by drowsy drivers are reported to police each year! Snoring and sleep apnea may be diagnosed at a sleep center and can be treated by many methods. One of the most comfortable and best-tolerated treatments is a dental appliance. Other treatments include CPAP and various surgical options.

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Patients with pure Central Sleep Apnea are best treated with CPAP and are not good candidates for appliance therapy. They are usually best treated by neurologist sleep specialists. To find out if you may be suffering from sleep apnea, view our Sleep Screening Questionnaire (pdf).

Choosing a Sleep Apnea Doctor

Popular Oral Appliances:

Thornton Adjustable Positioner (TAP)

The TAP is a device used to assist sleep apnea patients by opening the airway and allowing oxygen to pass through the throat without obstruction. By using the principle of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, the TAP device allows wearers to avoid the symptoms of sleep apnea such as snoring and stopped breathing. Similar to a mouthguard, the TAP device holds the lower jaw forward to prevent collapse of the airway and to ensure continuous breathing. This oral appliance is custom-fitted to each patient's mouth proportions for maximum comfort. The TAP appliance is also adjustable and has successfully treated apnea for 96% of users!

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Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)

The Continuous Positive Airway Pressure appliance, or CPAP, is considered the "gold standard" of treatment for patients with sleep apnea. Unfortunately, the majority of patients do not tolerate treatment with research showing only 23-45% of patients showing success. The sleep apnea patient must wear a specially designed mask that uses pressure to send a small amount of air flowing through the nasal passages. The influx of air keeps the throat from collapsing during sleep and allows the patient to breathe freely without worry of episodes of nonbreathing. Some CPAP devices also help the patient minimize other effects of apnea, such as nasal dryness, headaches and irritated eyes.

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Why Do We Snore?

Practice Parameters:

American Academy of Sleep Medicine - Clinical Practice Parameters
Practice Parameters for the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliances: An Update for 2005
Oral Appliances for Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Review

Sleep Apnea Organizations:

American Sleep Apnea Association
1424 K. Street Suite 302
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1 (202) 293-3650
Fax: 1 (202) 293-3536
www.sleepapnea.org

National Sleep Foundation
1522 K. St. NW, Ste#500
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: 1 (202) 347-3471
Fax: 1 (202) 347-3471
www.sleepfoundation.org

American Lung Association
1740 Broadway
New York , NY 10019-4374
Phone: 1 (800) 586-4872
Fax: 1 (212) 315-8870
www.lungusa.org

Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine
One Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite # 920
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 1 (708) 273-9335
Fax: 1 (708) 492-0943
www.DentalSleepMed.org

American Academy of Sleep Medicine
One Westbrook Corporate Center
Suite # 920
Westchester, IL 60154
Phone: 1 (708) 492-0930
Fax: 1 (708) 492-0943
www.AASMnet.org

National Library of Medicine
www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov

National Center on Sleep Disorders Research
Two Rockledge Center, Ste # 7024
6701 Rockledge Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892-7902
Phone: 1(301) 435-0199
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/about/ncsdr
www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/public/sleep

Restless Leg Syndrome Foundation
www.rls.org

Narcolepsy Network, Inc.
www.narcolepsynetwork.org

American Sleep Apnea Association
www.sleepapnea.org

Quiet Sleep
www.quietsleep.com

Talk About Sleep
www.talkaboutsleep.com

Advocates for Sleep
www.advocatesforsleep.com

Referral Website for Sleep Apnea Support Groups
The A.W.A.K.E Network

National Sleep Foundation's Drowsy Driving Site
www.drowsydriving.org

For more information on causes of sleep apnea and sleep apnea treatments, call or email the sleep apnea professionals at ihatecpap.com for your initial consultation.