Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the soft palate at the rear of the oral cavity relaxes during sleep and closes against the back of tongue causing an occlusion, or blockage, of the airway. This causes a drop in oxygen concentration in the blood. The brain, recognizing that something is amiss, causes the afflicted individual to awaken, usually gasping for air. He, or she, then falls back asleep only to have the cycle repeat up to 50 times, or more per hour. Sleep apnea has been linked to a host of health problems including hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, diabetes, and impotency, among others. Estimates of the prevalence of obstructive sleep apnea range from 12% to 25% of the population, with men being more prone to suffer from it than women.
The traditional methods of treatment include custom dental devices and CPAP, Continuous Positive Airway Pressure. Both devices are expensive and necessitate lab costs and multiple physician visits for fittings and adjustments, which add significantly to the total cost of treatment.
CPAP requires wearing a mask and being tethered to an air pump throughout the night and it is estimated that 40%-50% of those who begin using CPAP quit within the first 30 days. The dental devices operate by forcing the lower jaw to a more forward position in an effort to pull the tongue away from the soft palate at the rear of the oral cavity. This causes discomfort to the jaw muscles and often requires extensive dental work to strengthen and prepare the teeth to support the device.
The RespireAide Oral Appliance, in early tests, has reduced apnea events by as much as 95%, and virtually eliminated snoring. This is accomplished by addressing the two major contributors to sleep apnea and snoring, the tongue and the soft palate, more directly than the other approaches and for many will be a more comfortable alternative. It prevents airway blockages during sleep by simply keeping the tongue and soft palate in their relative positions as when the user is awake and not suffering apnea or snoring episodes. The RespireAide oral appliance requires no lab work, works well with dentures and loose or missing teeth, and can be adjusted by the user in minutes with or without the assistance of a physician.
For those who cannot acclimate to traditional treatments, or lack adequate insurance, the RespireAide Oral Appliance offers an effective and affordable alternative. The company offers a 30 day money back guarantee and the product can be purchased via the website. Visit http://www.RespireAide.com for more information.
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