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Sleep/Airway Signs and Symptoms

Cannot tolerate CPAP?  Surgery unsuccessful?


An Airway Dilator (FDA Approved) often called an “Oral Appliance,” is a conservative and often successful alternative for patients who snore, who have mild to moderate apnea, who have apnea but cannot tolerate CPAP, or who have found either CPAP or surgery to be unsuccessful.


CPAP and Airway Dilators are NOT a cure, it is “treatment.” (a good treatment)


Orthopedics…Changing the size, shape and relationship of the bones to the face and jaw…(in most cases) can be accomplished with functional appliances as opposed to surgery.  (a Better treatment)




Sleep Related Symptoms:


Cardiovascular Disease

Gerd (Acid Reflux)                                          

Insulin Resistance

Excessive Daytime Sleepiness              

Metabolic Disorders

Morning Headaches                                         

High Blood Pressure

Decreased Sex Drive or Impotence                  

Chest Pain at Night


Coronary Artery Disease



Memory loss, loss of concentration                  


Anxiety or insomnia                                         

No energy or still tired upon waking                                                                        


Scalloped tongue


Mouth breathing(narrow arches/high palate)         

Stop breathing during the night, followed by waking up, choking or gasping







Dr Im can help you regain your health and help you sleep more soundly by establishing your optimal breathing position and fit you with a FDA approved oral appliance. Oral appliances are designed to gently hold your jaw in the proper position to maintain proper airway function. Snoring is always indicative of the development or existence of a sleep breathing disorder. more than 1/3 of the US population suffers from Sleep Related Disorders and over 90% have not been properly treated. 


Pediatric Sleep Disorders:


  • Seasonal allergies
  • Enlarged tonsils,adenoids, and/or nasal mucosa
  • Mouth breathers
  • Heavy or difficult breathing/snoring
  • Nightmares (night terror); screaming, yelling, walking in sleep
  • Restless Sleep (tuck child in bed nicely, blanket/child is all over the bed in morning)
  • Difficulty waking
  • Morning headaches
  • Irritable, agitated, aggressive and cranky
  • Hyperactivity
  • Inability to focus
  • Has behavioral, school and social problems
  • Stop breathing during the night, followed by waking up, choking or gasping
  • Open Mouth Posture
  • Long Face and Recessive Chin
  • Circles under the Eyes
  • Chapped Lips
  • Tongue Tie
  • Forward Head Posture
  • Gummy Smile
  •  Bed Wetting

More than 50% of children with AD/HD suffer from sleep disorders. It is always less expensive to correct a problem when the patient is younger rather than wait for the problem to become more serious in the future.





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