Obstuctive Sleep Apnea: The Silent Killer

 

 

More than 40 million Americans are estimated to suffer from a sleep breathing disorder and 20 million suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Despite the high prevalence, 93% of women and 82% of men with moderate to severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea remain diagnosed, according to the National Sleep Foundation. Diagnosing sleep problems no longer has to be uncomfortable, inconvenient or costly thanks to the advances in sleep tracking technology.

Here at Aspen Dental we use the ARES system, a state-of-the art wireless device for in-home sleep testing. This product gives our patients peace of mind while they sleep in the comfort of their own home. Previously, diagnosing sleep apnea used to be an expensive and inconvenient process requiring an overnight stay in a sleep lab or hospital. Many sleep centers operate at full capacity causing 4-6 week delays in patient testing and waiting for results. With the ARES system,  there’s no sleep doctors. No strange hospitals. No unfamiliar bedroom or bed. No waiting period. You’ll simply attach the ARES sleep monitoring system to your forehead for one night’s sleep. The small size allows the device to be comfortably worn in all sleep positions, and the device will even notify you with a voice if you are wearing it incorrectly. Even better, your results are immediately transferred to a local sleep doctor, who tracks and summarizes your sleep patterns. These results typically take a few days and are then sent to both you and our office.

If you have any symptoms of sleep apnea be sure to call our office for a FREE Sleep Apnea Screening. Some symptoms include:

– Loud Snoring

– Daytime Sleepiness, Trouble Concentrating and Staying Awake

– Morning Headaches

– Waking with Choking Sensation or Dry Mouth

– Excessive Sweating at Night

– Depression

– Restless Sleep- Heartburn, Acid Reflux

– Obesity or Large Neck Circumference

– High Blood Pressure

If you suffer from any of these symptoms, please contact our office @ 303-399-0400 for your free screening. A simply sleep apnea screening could safe your life. Call us today! 

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