Dr. Billings uses SomnoMed Oral Appliances to treat sleep apneaSleep Apnea is prevalent in our society. More and more adults have been complaining of snoring and/or not getting enough quality sleep. This can be caused from having very small or narrow airway passages, which causes Obstructive Sleep Apnea. It can also affect children. You may have heard it referred to as Pediatric Sleep Breathing Disorder or Partial Airway Obstruction. The signs in children range from excessive tooth grinding or bruxism, overly large tonsils, snoring, crossbite on the molar teeth, or crowding of the front teeth.
Traditional treatment is to sleep with a CPAP machine. Frankly, CPAP machines are bulky and noisy, they limit your sleep positions and can disturb your spouse. Many people do not use them as they should, which endangers their lives.
Some of the problems adults suffer from due to Sleep Apnea are: high blood pressure, rapid increased heart beats, diabetes, memory loss, erectile dysfunction, mood disorder, insomnia, obesity and increased risk of stroke or heart attack.
We have been successful in helping patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea with the use of an oral appliance through an innovative company called SomnoMed. Oral appliances are silent, comfortable, easy to tolerate, travel-friendly, and are covered by the majority of insurance plans. Read more at www.somnomed.com.
Praise for the SomnoMed appliance:
“After 5 years of restless nights with my CPAP machine (could not find a mask to fit right), and difficulty staying awake while driving just 60 miles, my doctor recommended I try the SomnoMed device. After some research, I decided to get one. I didn’t notice any immediate changes, but family and friends told me they noticed I was more alert and staying awake later than I used to. I realized I was sleeping better, longer, and dreaming more. I’ve been using SomnoMed for 3 months. I recently did a 60 mile drive and when I got back, I realized I stayed awake and alert the whole drive. I know I could not have done it while using CPAP. I highly recommend SomnoMed to anyone considering it. It’s definitely the best investment in myself I have ever made!” – D.K. Isbell
“Thank you for the Somno Med sleep apnea appliance. Before this I snored all night long! My wife had to nudge me to stop. Now I am snore FREE. My energy level is high for a 78 year old man.” – Bill P.
“I have been a user of the SomnoMed sleep apnea appliance for several years now. This came about after I was unable to tolerate the CPAP appliance and wow, what a difference. The SomnoMed has afforded me the opportunity to get a full night’s sleep without the hassle of a mask. When I awaken in the morning, I am fully rested and ready to proceed with my daily activities with a high energy level.” – Thomas S.