Snoring Isn’t Sexy and it Isn’t Healthy!
Dr.Wiseman is a dental professional dedicated to the use of oral appliance therapy, the non-surgical and CPAP alternative for treating obstructive sleep apnea.
What is Sleep Apnea?
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a condition in which a person stops breathing for at least 10 seconds, with such cessations occurring repeatedly during sleep. Usually due to complete/ partial obstruction of the airway in the back of the throat.
Do I have sleep apnea?
To determine your risk for sleep apnea, please answer the eight simple questions below:
Snoring _Yes _No
Have you been told that you snore?
Tired _Yes _No
Do you often feel tired, fatigued or sleepy during daytime?
Observed _Yes _No
Do you know if you stop breathing or has anyone witnessed you stop breathing while you are sleep?
Pressure _Yes _No
Do you have high blood pressure or on medication to control high blood pressure?
BMI _Yes _No
Is your body mass index greater than 28?
Age _Yes _No
Are you over 50 years old?
Neck _Yes _No
Are you a male with a neck circumference greater than 17 inches, or a female with a neck circumference greater than 16 inches.
Gender _Yes _No
Are you male?
90% of people who have sleep apnea are not aware of it
Those who suffer with obstructive sleep apnea will snore heavily and then stop breathing which can lead to the following medical conditions:
* Memory loss
* Heart Disease
* High blood pressure/hypertension
* Erectile dysfunction
Dr. Wiseman welcomes the opportunity to talk with you in person about how oral appliance therapy can help manage your snoring and/or sleep apnea. Please complete the Sleep History/Exam/Workup prior to your free consultation.