Sleep Apnea

MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device

Chestnut Ridge Dental is proud to offer the MicrO2 Sleep and Snore Device – an easy to use and comfortable device that safely alleviates snoring and symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. The MicrO2 Device offers:

  • digital simplicity
  • small yet durable
  • easy to adjust
  • precise and predictable
  • one-piece, lingual-free design
  • no moving parts
  • biocompatible
Sleep Apnea
sleep apnea

What is sleep apnea?

Sleep apnea is a condition in which your breathing stops periodically during sleep, as many as 20-30 times per hour. Each time you stop breathing in your sleep, the resulting lack of oxygen alerts your brain, which temporarily wakes you up to restart proper breathing. Since the time spent awake is so brief, most people with sleep apnea don’t remember it, and many believe they are getting a good night’s sleep when, in fact, they are not. The constant wake-sleep, wake-sleep cycle prevents those with sleep apnea from achieving deep sleep, resulting in a constant drowsy feeling during the day.

The MicrO2 device gently holds your lower jaw forward while you are sleeping. This forward position tightens your throat tissues and advances your tongue out of the airway, keeping your airway open to reduce snoring and alleviate Obstructive Sleep Apnea symptoms.

What are the signs of sleep apnea?

Are you drowsy during the day with no explanation? Do you snore loudly or wake up breathless in the middle of the night? Does your spouse or roommate complain about your excessive snoring.  If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, you may be one of the millions of Americans who are affected by sleep apnea.

The following symptoms can indicate the presence of sleep apnea. If you notice one or more of these, contact our practice:

  • Insomnia or difficulty sleeping
  • Loud snoring at night
  • Waking up at night short of breath
  • Snorting or choking sounds during the night (indicating a restart of breathing)
  • Headaches upon waking in the morning
  • Falling asleep unintentionally during the day
  • Extreme drowsiness throughout the day
  • A dry or sore throat when they wake up
  • An inability to concentrate, forgetfulness, or changes in mood including irritability or depression
  • Decreased libido

 What to do

If you believe you, a loved one or family member suffer from Sleep Apnea please schedule a consultation with the sleep apnea specialists at Chestnut Ridge Dental.  To schedule an appointment please submit a request online or call us at (201) 391-4466.

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