Sleep Apnea & Snoring

A large percentage of our population suffers from restricted airflow into the lungs at night. You or your loved one may be experiencing sleep apnea or snoring. If the airflow is partly restricted, we call that snoring. If the airflow stops for 10 seconds or more anytime during the night, we call that apnea. Apneas have been recorded for over 1 ½ minutes. The current estimate is that 45% of people have restricted air flow.

Are You at Risk?

Like many other diseases, sleep apnea builds up slowly. A little fatigue in an apnea patient is dismissed as “staying up too late”, “not sleeping well” or “too much to drink”. While snoring is not life threatening, sleep apnea is. And there is no way the sleeper can tell the difference. Other risk factors include snoring loudly, being overweight and having high blood pressure.

The Effects of Sleep Apnea

The #1 effect of sleep apnea is a lack of quality sleep. This can lead to problems such as drowsiness during the day or trouble concentrating to more serious problems such as memory loss, depression, or suicide and as a final destination, the actual effects can include:

  • Hypertension/High Blood Pressure
  • Heart attack or Stroke
  • Depression
  • Muscle pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Inefficient metabolism
  • Weight gain
  • Gastric reflux
  • Diabetes
  • Severe anxiety & mood swings
  • Memory and concentration impairment
  • Intellectual deterioration
  • Insomnia
  • Impotence

Key to Success: Home Monitoring & the Correct Appliance

If you are currently treating your sleep apnea with an often intolerable CPAP machine, we understand that you may be trying to live with problems caused by CPAP — such as claustrophobia, an ill fitting mask and nasal problems.

A less invasive solution could give you the sleep you’ve been dreaming of. For that past 14 years, Dr. Richard Miller has successfully treated sleep apnea with customized dental sleep appliances AND at-home monitoring with the latest sleep technology to guide treatment and create the best result.

There are currently over 40 sleep appliances that differ in success, ease of use, adjustability, cost, and most importantly — results. Dr. Miller has tried different ones over the years to deliver the highest quality and care for sleep problems. He knows what works for different people.

Dr. Miller Understands What You’re Going Through

Dr. Miller has been personally treated for sleep apnea and can understand and empathize with the problems caused by snoring and sleep apnea. At the same time, Dr. Miller has been successfully treating sleep apnea and snoring with the use of different, customizable appliances and the most advanced sleep monitoring technology to assure the best results for you.

Restful Sleep IS Within Your Reach!