SomnoDent MAS Effective Treatment for

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Are You Bothered by Snoring Nightly?  You May Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a very common sleep disorder.

Read the questions below to see if you may have Sleep Apnea:

  • Do you find you are gasping for air, snorting, or choking during night?
  • Do you find it hard to stay awake during the day regardless of how much sleep you had the night before?
  • Do you wake up feeling like you are out of breath?
  • Do you experience restlessness in your sleep?
  • Do you have frequent morning headaches?
  • Do you get up several times during the night to go to the bathroom?
  • Do you experience forgetfulness and difficulty concentrating during the day?
  • Do you often wake up with a dry mouth or even a sore throat?
  • Do you find yourself feeling depressed, moody, or irritable?
  • Do you ever experience long pauses in your breathing while you are sleeping?

If you answered, “Yes”, to two or more of these questions, you should consider asking your dentist or physician if you might have a sleep disorder, and perhaps Sleep Apnea.

Did you know this information about Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

  • 40 – 80% of stroke victims also suffer from OSA.  (Mehta A, et al: A Randomized, controlled study of Mandibular Advancement Splints for Obstructive Sleep Apnea.  Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163: 1457-1461)
  • People with OSA are 4 times more likely to have a heart attack.  (Lattimore, J et al.  J Am Coll Cordial 2003:  41:  1429-1437)
  • Patients with OSA use CPAP for less than five hours per night on average.  (Engleman, et al:  Compliance with CPAP therapy in patients with sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome.  Respiratory Medicine Unit, City Hosp, Edinburgh EH10 558)
  • If you have Sleep Apnea, you are twice as likely to die in your sleep and 7 times more likely to have a motor vehicle accident.  (Smith R, Ronald J, Delaive K, et al, “What are obstructive sleep apnea patients being treated for prior to this diagnosis?”, Chest, 121, 164-172., 2002.) (Kryger MH, Roos L, Delaive K, et al, “Utilization of health care services in patients with severe obstructive sleep apnea”, Sleep, 19, 5111-5116, 1996.)
  • OSA Patients are at a 40% greater risk of having depression.  (Smith R, Ronald J, Delaive K, et al, “What are obstructive sleep apnea patients being treated for prior to this diagnosis?”, Chest, 121, 164-172., 2002.)
  • Individuals with OSA are also more likely to have sexual impotence and develop diabetes. (Babu AR, Herdegen J, Fogelfeld L, et al., “Type 2 diabetes, glycemic control, and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP in obstructive sleep apnea”, Arch Intern Med, 165, 447-452, 2005) (Harsch IA, Hahn EG, Konturek PC, “Insulin resistance and other metabolic aspects of the obstructive sleep apnea syndrome”,Med Sci Monit, 11, RA70-75, 2005.)

 

For full copies of the studies mentioned in this article, please visit the Somnomed website or call 1-888-447-6673.

 

The SomnoDent® MAS is a highly effective solution, for the majority of patients suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

  • 91% of patients reported substantial improvement in sleep quality with the SomnoDent® MAS.

    (Mehta A, et al: A Randomized, controlled study of Mandibular Advancement Splints for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163: 1457-1461)

  • 96% of patients with proven OSA stated they would like to continue to use the SomnoDent® MAS.

    (Mehta A, et al: A Randomized, controlled study of Mandibular Advancement Splints for Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Am J Respir Crit Care Med 2001; 163: 1457-1461)

Sleep Disorders, Sleep Apnea, Snoring, Somnodent MAS Device, Dr. Robert Gehrig, Family Oral Health, Fort Pierce Dentist

Somnodent MAS Device vs. the Continuous Positive Airway Pressure or CPAP Machine to treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea Successfully and Comfortably

 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Somnodent MAS

When Is It Worn?

The SomnoDent® MAS is only worn when you sleep. The SomnoDent® MAS is very discrete, allowing you to close your lips so it is not obvious you are wearing it.

Is It Comfortable?

You won’t find a more comfortable MAS. Why? Because it is custom-made to fit your mouth and it does not impinge on your tongue. You can open and close your mouth normally as the SomnoDent® MAS does not lock or fix your jaws together.

Is There A Warranty?

Yes. The SomnoDent® MAS offers a one year warranty against manufacturing defects, which means you can have full confidence in the product.

What If I Have A Bridge Or A Denture?

Patients with dentures may be successfully fitted with the SomnoDent® MAS, as long as there are sufficient teeth on the lower arch for optimal retention. Your dentist will be able to address this with you.  SomnoDent® MAS may be fitted over dental implants.

What Will Dr. Gehrig Do?

Dr. Gehrig will thoroughly examine your teeth and mouth and may use X-rays to confirm your oral health status, as well as ensuring that you are dentally appropriate for the splint. Dental impressions are required to fabricate a SomnoDent® MAS. They are then sent to our laboratory where the appliance is made. Once custom made for you, the appliance will be fitted by Dr. Gehrig who will show you how to insert and remove it yourself, as well as how to clean and care for it.

 

Features & Benefits

  • Permits normal mouth opening
  • Allows speech and drinking
  • Unrestricted tongue space
  • Full lip-seal
  • Easily adjustable
  • Safe and effective
  • Clinically validated
  • Custom fitted

 

Ask Dr. Gehrig or your physician for more information.

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