Sleep Apnea is a serious problem that literally destroy your quality of life!
There are many excellent comfortable treatments for sleep apnea.
CPAP is considered the Gold Standard of Treatment but it doesn't work for the majority of patients. Studies have shown that 60% of patients abandon CPAP and only 25% use it all night on a regular basis.
There a better alternative for patients who do not want or cannot tolerate CPAP.
Oral Appliances are now considered a first line treatment for treating sleep apnea and snoring.
Dr Ira Shapira Is a Diplomat, or the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Academy of Pain Management.
Dr Shapira recently opened a Highland Park office dedicated to treatment of Sleep Apnea, TMJ disorders and Treatment of Sleep Apnea and Snoring in addition to neuromuscular dentistry and cosmetic full mouth reconstruction including dental facelifts. The websites for Dr Shapira's Highland Park Office are www.ThinkBetterLife.com and www.Northshoresleepdentist.com
Dr Shapira became involved in treating Sleep Apnea with oral appliances in the early 1980's and became a visiting assistant professor ar Rush Sleep Disorder Service in 1985 where he did research into jaw position and sleep apnea. As a founding member of the Sleep Disorder Dental Society (SDDS) he was in the forefront of Dental Sleep Medicine. The Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine was an outgrowth of the SDDS. He returned to Rush as an Assistant Professor in the late 1990's until 2001 where he treated sleep apnea patients with oral appliances.
Untreated sleep apnea can effect the nervous and vascular systems and increases the risk of heart attacks and stroke, migraines, chronic pain, slow metabolism and many other problems
Treatment of sleep apnea is essential for many aspects of good mental and physical health..