Refresh Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center Receives 2022 Best of Castle Rock Award
Refresh Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center has been selected for the 2022 Best of Castle Rock Award in the Sleep Clinic category by the Castle Rock Award Program.
Each year, the Castle Rock Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in their local community and business category. These are local companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to their customers and our community. These exceptional companies help make the Castle Rock area a great place to live, work and play.
Various sources of information were gathered and analyzed to choose the winners in each category. The 2022 Castle Rock Award Program focuses on quality, not quantity. Winners are determined based on the information gathered both internally by the Castle Rock Award Program and data provided by third parties.
About Castle Rock Award Program
The Castle Rock Award Program is an annual awards program honoring the achievements and accomplishments of local businesses throughout the Castle Rock area. Recognition is given to those companies that have shown the ability to use their best practices and implemented programs to generate competitive advantages and long-term value.
The Castle Rock Award Program was established to recognize the best of local businesses in our community. Our organization works exclusively with local business owners, trade groups, professional associations and other business advertising and marketing groups. Our mission is to recognize the small business community’s contributions to the U.S. economy.
SOURCE: Castle Rock Award Program
Castle Rock Award Program
What Is a Mandibular Advancement Device and How Does It Work?
An alternative oral appliance therapy treatment for obstructive sleep apnea to the CPAP machine is the mandibular advancement device (MAD). It is a strong, plastic oral appliance with a hinge in the middle that covers both the upper and lower teeth. It functions by gently moving the mandible (lower jaw) forward while you sleep. The MAD advances this tissue as well, preventing it from collapsing over the airway (causing obstruction), preventing OSA. The lower jaw is connected to the tongue behind the chin.
For treating mild to moderate cases of obstructive sleep apnea, particularly when the patient is a “CPAP reject,” the mandibular advancement device has long been advocated as a successful alternative to the CPAP machine. Someone who cannot tolerate the CPAP machine is referred to as a CPAP reject. In order to keep the patient’s airway open all night, the continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine forces air through it. Through tubing and a mask, the machine provides the patient with air. Patients may remove the mask because it is so uncomfortable to wear it and to breathe through forced air.
The CPAP machine has historically had lower rates of treatment adherence than the mandibular advancement device, which is frequently preferred by patients. However, it is still being investigated whether or not the MAD can effectively treat severe OSA cases. In January 2018, one of the most recent scientific articles pertaining to these studies was released. The article supported the mounting body of evidence that the MAD is a superior treatment to CPAP (in large part because of patient compliance) and is frequently chosen by patients.
The following elements affect whether a dentist will advise using the mandibular advancement device:
- Your obstructive sleep apnea’s severity
- Your upper airway’s skeletal system
- Any additional medical conditions you may have
- Your personal preference
If you are interested in a mandibular advancement device in Castle Rock or Denver, Colorado, we would be happy to schedule an appointment for you with Refresh Snoring and Sleep Apnea Center and see if it is the right treatment option for you or a loved one who has obstructive sleep apnea.Read More
Benefits of an Oral Appliance Over a CPAP Machine for Travel
When you travel, it’s important to get enough sleep. Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, you don’t want to be too tired to enjoy yourself. A regular CPAP machine doesn’t do a good job. It’s big, loud, and needs to be plugged in. A travel CPAP machine or an oral device can also be used to treat sleep apnea while a person is traveling.
WHAT IS THE BEST CHOICE FOR YOU?
It’s up to you to decide which sleep apnea treatment is best for you. Talk to your healthcare provider about your situation, needs, and budget to find the best option for you.
A CPAP machine for travel
The travel CPAP kit has a small size to make it easy to take with you when you travel. The machine is small, but most of them come with an adapter for a car charger or a battery. Because it can be used for so many things, camping can be done almost anywhere.
On the other hand, travel machines still take up more room than oral devices. Even though some travel machines have features to make them quieter, they still make noise that can bother other people. Also, since most health insurance plans don’t cover them, the price of a travel machine may seem too high.
On the other hand, compared to home devices, these machines still take up a lot of space. Even if they have features to reduce noise, they still make noise that can bother other travelers. Also, many health insurance plans don’t cover the cost of travel devices, which can make them seem out of reach.
This kind of travel makes it easy for people with a standard CPAP machine to find the best sleep apnea treatment.
Oral appliances treat sleep apnea symptoms by keeping the airway open by stabilizing the jaw. Many patients do well with oral appliances that they use every day at home. These people don’t need any other way to get around when they travel.
Oral appliances don’t need electricity and don’t take up much space. Oral appliances, on the other hand, don’t make noise and don’t need masks or other parts. Patients can travel light because the design is simple.
Even people who like to use a CPAP machine every day may choose to use an oral appliance when they travel.
Oral devices don’t need to be plugged in and take up less room. The oral appliance is different from a CPAP machine in that it doesn’t make noise and doesn’t need a mask or any other equipment. The simple design makes it easy for patients to move around.
Patients who usually use a CPAP machine may choose an oral device when they are traveling.
BREATHE EASIER DURING TRAVEL
It might be tempting to skip treatment for sleep apnea when you’re on the road. But sleep apnea is a serious condition that can lead to more than just tiredness. Patients can have physical and mental health problems if they are not treated.
To find out more about our Oral Appliance Therapy call us at 303-688-6630Read More