Premier Sleep Solutions in Salt Lake City and St. George specializes in providing oral appliance therapy for individuals suffering from sleep apnea (sleep apnea is a serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts during sleep.). Oral appliances can often be used as an alternative to CPAP (an acronym for continuous positive airway pressure) machines.
Oral appliances are similar in appearance to bleach trays or mouthpieces, and are not connected to any type of external apparatus, nor do they require masks that touch the face. In some cases, oral appliances have proven to be as effective as CPAP machines in treating sleep apnea. Oral appliance therapy is a dental therapy, and Premier Sleep Solutions is a dental practice focused exclusively on Oral Appliance Therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea and snoring (snoring is a common symptom of sleep apnea). For individuals suffering from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), oral appliances have proven to be as effective as, and even more tolerable in many cases, than continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Premier Sleep Solutions is approved to bill Medicare for the oral appliance treatment, and the oral appliance most often used by Premier Sleep Solutions is Medicare approved. Most medical insurance providers cover sleep-related treatments, so patients` out-of-pocket costs are minimal or even non-existent. Premier Sleep Solutions will bill patients` medical insurance as a courtesy. Some 70 million Americans suffer from sleep disorders every night, and most of those go through life undiagnosed. Medical experts say that even though one out of every four people regularly fails to get a good night`s sleep, most don`t even realize they have a sleep disorder—and as a result, they may be putting themselves in a life-threatening situation.
Dr. Morris said, 'If you have trouble sleeping at night, it could be more than just an inconvenience. In fact, you could be suffering from a serious medical condition called sleep apnea. Sleep apnea has been linked to heart disease, stroke, high blood pressure, diabetes and even depression. What`s more, sleep apnea causes 38,000 deaths each year, and it`s been estimated that 200,000 auto accidents each year are sleep related.'
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