Sleep apnea is a dangerous disorder that can lead to high blood pressure, excessive daytime sleepiness, motor vehicle accidents, heart attacks and strokes!
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The pandemic has been a cause of weight loss around the world which is the best way to increase sleep apnea. This is a particularly bad time as Phillips Respironics has recalled millions of CPAP machines due to toxic foam used for sound dampening breaking down and being blown into patients airways under pressure.
Many patients avoid sleep studies because they don't want CPAP and only about 25% of patients are successful utilizing CPAP!
The good news is that oral appliances are a comfortable alternative to CPAP preferred by over 90% of patients offered a choice.
There are a wide variety of appliance that are now considered a first choice for mild to moderate sleep apnea and an alternative treatment for severe sleep apnea.
Dr Shapira has been treating patients with oral appliance since 1982. and currently practices in Highland Park and Gurnee Illinois offices.
His Highland Park Office is dedicated to treating Sleep Apnea, TMJ Disorders, Headaches, Migraines and other disorders related to the Trigeminal Nervous System. He currently is seeing patients referred by the Veteran Hospital in North Chicago for Sleep Apnea Treatment.
He continues to see dental patients as well as TMD and Sleep patients in Gurnee.
Dr Shapira is the Craniofacial Pain Section Editor of CRANIO Journal and has had several of his articles published in that journal.
Dr Shapira is a Diplomat of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medine, a Diplomat of the American Board of Integrative Pain Management and a Fellow and Master of ICCMO, the International College of Craniomandibualr Disorders.
He is a leader in the field of Epigenetic Orthopedics/ orthodontics and utilizes DNA and MRNA Appliance to orthopedically expand jaws and grow bigger airway in adult patients.
Visit Dr Shapira's website www.ThinkBetterLife.com to contact him.