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:
Gerd (Acid Reflux)
Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
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
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.
- 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
- Inability to focus
- Has behavioral, school and social problems
- Stop breathing during the night, followed by waking up, choking or gasping
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.