"Just because you have sleep apnea
doesn't mean you need a CPAP."
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Manistee, MI 49660
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You Make the Choice
An Uncomfortable and Inconvenient CPAP Mask?
A Comfortable and Easy Oral Appliance from ProSomnus?
Oral Appliances for Sleep Apnea
Oral Appliances for Obstructive Sleep Apnea work by stabilizing the collapsible and flexible tissue in the airway. These appliances don’t necessarily make the airway larger, but rather, make the airway less collapsible. A proper oral appliance is becoming a popular alternative to CPAP devices.
The benefits of Oral Appliances are:
Small, lightweight and convenient for travel
Easy to maintain and no parts to replace like a CPAP device
Comfortable and durable
Minimal side effects
When properly cared for, Oral Appliances can last 5 years or longer before replacement
Very effective for loud snorers or patients diagnosed with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea
Quiet sleep for you and your bed partner
Oral sleep appliances are covered by most insurance companies including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Medicare, Priority Health, HAP, Aetna, CIGNA, United Health Care and others
Sleep Apnea Solutions accepts most insurances that cover treatment, and our staff will work to ensure your benefit coverage so there are no hidden costs or surprises
Patients with high deductibles or no insurance have 0% financing options through Care Credit
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Apnea: "without breath" or suffocating
Sleep Apnea: Without breath during sleep or suffocating in your sleep
Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Breathing stoppage by mechanical obstruction of the airway or your body "choking" on itself during the night
Central Sleep Apnea: Breathing stoppage caused by neurological condition, or your brain forgetting to tell you to breathe.
"Affecting the Whole You"
Obstructive Sleep Apnea isn't just snoring - it's a breathing stoppage by mechanical obstruction of the airway or your body "choking" on itself during the night.
From obesity and heart disease, to diabetes and acid reflux disease, sleep apnea can affect your whole body, and the consequences can be dangerous!
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Affects the Whole Body
Sleep apnea is more than just snoring. Obstructive sleep apnea is a breathing stoppage by an obstruction of the airway. It's like the body “choking” on itself during the night. It occurs when muscles that support the soft tissues in the throat, such as the tongue and soft palate, temporarily relax. When these muscles relax, the airway is narrowed or closed, and breathing is momentarily cut off. Many common health ailments such as obesity, heart disease, stroke, dementia, diabetes and acid reflux can be linked to obstructive sleep apnea. It’s a condition that can lead to long-term health problems if left untreated. Symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea include snoring, daytime sleepiness, fatigue, depression, dry mouth, headache, lack of concentration, memory loss, reduced sex drive, sore throat or teeth grinding.
The most widely known type of treatment for obstructive sleep apnea is a Continuous Positive Air Pressure machine, or CPAP, which blasts air down the throat in order to keep the airway open. Although CPAP devices are highly effective, patients are frequently reluctant to wear them over the long term.
There is a better way!!!
Our convenient at-home sleep study, Eccovision Dynamic Testing Method and hassle-free medical insurance billing and
support set Sleep Apnea Solutions apart from other providers. At Sleep Apnea Solutions, we utilize Eccovision Airway Imaging to
provide our patients with accurate and predictable results using sound wave technology. This method is clinically validated, non-invasive,
and provides us with real-time data in just 3-5 minutes.
Step 1: Schedule a Free Consultation
If you or your doctor suspect you may be suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), contact Sleep Apnea Solutions to schedule your free consultation and airway evaluation.
Our knowledgeable staff will measure your pharyngeal airway size and stability of your airway using non-invasive sound wave technology. We will review the real-time testing results with you at this free consultation and may make further testing recommendations based on your results and past medical history.
Step 3: At - Home Study
Unlike an inconvenient and uncomfortable sleep study that requires spending the night in a hospital sleep clinic connected to multiple wires and sensors, our at-home sleep study allows us to monitor and record a patient’s sleep patterns from the comfort of their own home. The patient simply takes home our easy-to-wear home study and wears it while they are sleeping. The data that is collected is sent to a board-certified sleep doctor who analyzes the data and then makes a diagnosis and a treatment plan recommendation.
We know dealing with insurance can be confusing and frustrating, so let us get the answers for you! Our experienced medical team will contact your insurance company to determine your estimated benefit coverage and will provide you with an estimate for any out-of-pocket expenses you may be responsible for.
Step 4: Insurance Verification
Your oral sleep appliance will be delivered approximately 3 weeks after your titration and impression appointment.
Once the required insurance approvals and paperwork are completed, you will be scheduled for your titration and impression appointment. During this appointment, we will manipulate your lower jaw position while utilizing Eccovision Airway Imaging. This will provide us with an exact and precise measurement of your airway and will help us determine the optimal position that will keep your airway as open as possible while you are sleeping.
3-4 months after delivery of your oral sleep appliance, we will send you home with an at-home sleep study, at no charge to you, in order to determine the effectiveness of your oral sleep appliance. Your sleep study results will be reviewed with you in depth and will also be shared with your primary care provider.
Step 6: Delivery of Oral Appliance
Step 7: Follow-Up Appointments
Step 2: Free Consultation and Airway Evaluation
Step 5: Titration & Impression Appointment
"If you would have told me prior to this that it would be as big of a difference as it was, I probably wouldn’t believe you and I honestly didn’t believe it until it happened to me."
~ Aaron Gregory