At North Georgia Sleep Solutions, Dr. Tull and Team provide oral healthcare services in conjunction with medical professionals for management and treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, snoring, bruxism/clenching and CPAP intolerance.
Common symptoms of OSA include loud, chronic snoring, and 'gasping' for air while sleeping. OSA patients typically stop breathing several times during sleep. This deprives the body of necessary oxygen and rest, placing the patient at risk of serious health problems.
Sometimes getting a good night’s sleep can be challenging. But if you find yourself constantly not sleeping well, there could be an underlying problem. While snoring is a common problem for many people, it can also be a sign of a major health complication.
If you snore frequently, have mild to moderate OSA or are CPAP intolerant, your sleep physician may prescribe oral appliance therapy and refer you to Dr. Tull for evaluation for a removable mouth appliance to aid with sleep breathing.
I was diagnosed with OSA several years ago and tried the normal treatment; CPAP machine. It felt like I was tied to the bed and I hated it. I put it in the closet and kept snoring.
During a regular dental cleaning I heard about the oral mouthpiece and asked to speak to the doctor about it. In a matter of weeks I was fitted with the mouthpiece and started using it immediately. It was actually more comfortable than I though. I noticed a difference the first week. I was sleeping longer periods without waking up and I was no longer experiencing relflux. Wow!! My husband was ecstatic because I was no longer snoring so loud that I kept him awake.
A few adjustments over the next several weeks took care of the snoring all together. I wear it every night and sleep all night 7-8 hours. My energy has increased and I don’t feel tired and sleepy during the middle of the day. It has changed my life....