Patient describes 5 years of sleep apnea treatment with oral appliance. He initially used the CPAP machine but found it made him uncomfortable. Both him and his wife are able to get restful sleep.
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Dr. Shapira: Okay. John, tell me about your experience with the sleep appliance.
John: Yes, doctor. This has been absolutely phenomenal. I’ve got very severe sleep apnea and the thought of wearing a CPAP, I mean, just was a total turn off. I tried it one time and. I mean, it just gagged me and it was just really uncomfortable. So we tried a couple different appliances and the one I’m using right now works just absolutely phenomenal. My wife can get sleep, I can get sleep and it works just so much better than the CPAP machine ever did.
Dr. Shapira: Great. How long have you been using an appliance?
John: Oh, I’d have to think. It’s been at least five years.
Dr. Shapira: Okay. Is it okay if I post this on the website?
Dr. Shapira:Great. Anything else you’d like to tell people about: treatment you’ve had from me?
John:Doctor, you’re just absolutely phenomenal. I can’t believe all of the care that
you’ve given and all the help and your patience. I know that I’ve been a difficult patient because we’ve kind of pushed the limits with the appliance and I’m so glad you were willing to give it a try because I think it works really well.
Dr. Shapira: Great. Thank you very much John.
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Ira L Shapira DDS, D,ABDSM, D,AAPM, FICCMO
Chair, Alliance of TMD Organizations
Diplomat, American Academy of Pain Management
Diplomat, American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
Regent & Fellow, International College of CranioMandibular Orthopedics
Board Eligible, American Academy of CranioFacial Pain
Dental Section Editor, Sleep & Health Journal
Member, American Equilibration Society
Member, Academy of Applied Myofunctional Sciences
Obstructive sleep apnea affects around 20 million Americans and can lead to hypertension, heart attack, stroke, depression, muscle pain, fibromyalgia, morning headaches, and excessive daytime sleepiness.
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