Sleep Disorders


CPAP Alternative
Oral Appliance / MicrO2 / Herbst

A CPAP complement or alternative for treatment of mild to moderate OSA

Many people find Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) devices to be cumbersome and uncomfortable. It's difficult to use a CPAP device if you move around as you sleep or don't sleep on your back normally. In this case, Dr. Reece works with your sleep physician to create a dental device that keeps your airway open.

Instead of using air pressure, you can treat your OSA with dental devices that hold your jaw forward, keeping your airway open. Oral appliances have been approved by the FDA to treat mild to moderate diagnosed OSA.

The oral appliance is a customized mouthguard that holds the jaw in a proper position during sleep. This in turn keeps soft tissue from collapsing and blocking airflow. The oral appliance is known to eliminate both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in many cases. Dr. Reece has had great results from the oral appliances he has prescribed.

Dr. Reece is a sufferer of OSA himself and understands your condition personally. His obstructive sleep apnea has been alleviated with an oral appliance, and he'd like to improve your quality of life in the same way. Don't allow the frustration, fatigue, and irritability to continue in your life. Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Reece today by calling at (979) 846-6515.


Snoring
Don't let snoring keep you down

Snoring can keep you and your sleeping partner from the refreshing rest that you need. It can also indicate a more serious problem, a sleep disorder, such as Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). OSA prevents REM sleep, the deep and restful sleep the body needs. Without adequate rest, OSA patients can experience lower quality of life. Studies show that sleep apnea increases the potential for heart disease, as well. Even more startling, undiagnosed sleep apnea sufferers are three times greater risk for premature death. We are talking about a deadly disease!

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by soft tissues collapsing to block free airflow. Snoring is a common side effect because the soft tissues vibrate as air is forced through them. Imagine deflating a balloon while stretching the neck; the latex vibrates and makes noise. This is similar to what happens with snoring.

When the tissues completely block airflow, breathing stops and the body sends a message to the brain to wake up and breath. This is why some OSA patients wake suddenly, gasping for air or choking in the middle of the night.

About 30% of Americans Suffer with a Sleep Disorder
More than 50% of Adults Snore Sometimes; 25% Snore Consistently
About 20% of Adults Have Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
Only 10% of sufferers are diagnosed
OSA is More Common than Diabetes or Asthma

To find out whether or not you have OSA, we encourage you to call Dr. Reece who can put you in contact with a sleep physician near you.

If you have already been diagnosed with OSA but are looking for an alternative or complement to the CPAP machine, call Dr. Reece at (979) 846-6515 to set up a consult.


Sleep Deprived
Are you experiencing extreme fatigue?

Do you fall asleep within seconds of laying down? Do you have trouble staying awake during the day? Not only does fatigue keep you from doing your best work, but also it could potentially put your life at risk! Extreme fatigue leads to car wrecks, industrial disasters, and workplace accidents-not to mention how tiredness limits how effectively your body can fight off illness.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea, or OSA, is one of the leading causes of fatigue. It is estimated that around one in five Americans has OSA, yet only ten percent of them are diagnosed with it. You may have Obstructive Sleep Apnea if you...

  • Feel Groggy During the Day
  • Wake Up Feeling Like You Haven't Slept At All
  • Experience Morning Headaches
  • Snore Heavily
  • Have Been Told that You Stop Breathing while You Sleep
  • Wake Up Gasping or Choking
  • Have a Large Neck
  • Suffer from Hypertension
  • GERD (gastro-enteral reflux disease) acid reflux
  • Are Overweight

Obstructive sleep apnea is caused by soft tissues collapsing to block free airflow. Snoring is a common side effect because the soft tissues vibrate as air is forced through them. When the tissues completely block airflow, breathing stops and the body sends a message to the brain to wake up and breath. This is why some OSA patients wake suddenly, gasping for air or choking in the middle of the night.

To find out whether or not you have OSA, we encourage you to contact Dr. Reece for a recommendation on a sleep lab near you.

If you have already been diagnosed with OSA but are looking for an alternative or complement to the CPAP machine, call Dr. Reece at (979) 846-6515 to set up a consult.
 


OSA - Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Diagnosing and Treating OSA

The diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea can only be made by a sleep physician. The diagnosis is usually confirmed with a sleep study ordered by the sleep physician. If you are diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea, a CPAP may be recommended. CPAP stands for continuous positive airway pressure. Since Obstructive Sleep Apnea is caused by soft tissues collapsing to block free airflow, the device maintains consistent airflow so that soft tissues cannot collapse.

Dr. Reece works with the sleep physicians in cases requiring a combination therapy with the CPAP that relieves obstructive sleep apnea in many people. Using a customized oral appliance, the jaw can be held in "braced" position during sleep, which can allow for more comfortable CPAP masks or even replace the mask.

As an OSA sufferer, Dr. Reece understands your condition from a personal perspective. He has also experienced the frustration, fatigue, and irritability you suffer. Both his snoring and his OSA have been alleviated (using an oral appliance), effectively managing this deadly disease. If you snore, or have any other of the symptoms, please do not ignore them. It could save your life!

To find out whether or not you have OSA, we encourage you to contact Dr. Reece for the location of a sleep lab near you.

If you have already been diagnosed with OSA but are looking for an alternative or complementary therapy to the CPAP machine, call Dr. Reece at (979) 846-6515 to set up a consult.


Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Sleep Device / Mouthguard
More Sleep. Less Hassle.

An alternative to CPAP in a portable, comfortable and easy to use design.

We use the innovative MicrO2 sleep device/mouthguard which has been FDA cleared and features a patent pending design.

ADVANTAGES

  • Digitally Produced Accuracy - A Perfect Fit

The MicrO2 sleep device is custom designed by Dr. Reece and then CAD/CAM milled to ensure a computer accurate fit for your teeth.

  • Comfortable Profile - Easy to Wear

The MicrO2 is the only OSA device made from a control-cured PMMA material enabling which means your mouthguard will have smooth edges in a compact size without sacrificing durability.

  • Small, Durable and Convenient - Travel Friendly

Unobtrusive, easy to pack, clean and store. Just pick up and go.

  • Easy to Adjust - Pick the Perfect Setting Each Night
  • One-Piece - No Moving Parts to Maintain, Break or Worry About

A Dr. Reece custom designed OSA mouthguard is an oral appliance that holds your jaw in the proper position during sleep to keep the soft tissue in your mouth from collapsing and blocking airflow.

The MicrO2 applicance is known to eliminate both snoring and obstructive sleep apnea in many cases. 
Dr. Reece has had great results from the oral appliances he has prescribed.

Dr. Reece is a sufferer of OSA himself and understands your condition personally. His obstructive sleep apnea has been alleviated with an oral appliance and he has since become committed to helping patients improve their quality of life in the same way.

"I have been wearing an oral device to manage my OSA for years. I have worn several different types of appliances with many different types of bites. I have been involved in 2 different trials and studies, including the trial for the MicroO2. The MicroO2 controls my OSA and is by far the most comfortable appliance I have worn. I have fitted several patients with the MicrO2 and they have had similar experiences. The MicrO2 is now my appliance of choice for the treatment of OSA."
                                      -Dr. Michael Reece, DDS, LVIM

Don't allow the frustration, fatigue and irritability that comes with sleeplessness to continue in your life. Schedule a personal consultation with Dr. Reece today to see if a OSA appliance is right for you.


Periodic Limb Movement (PLM)
Arm and leg movements keeping you awake?

Do your leg or arm muscles spasm repeatedly during the night? Known as Periodic Limb Movement, this disorder affects millions of Americans, most of whom go undiagnosed.

The most common symptoms of this disorder are poor sleep and fatigue. Like OSA, Periodic Limb Movement Disorder affects millions of undiagnosed Americans. While this disorder is connected to Restless Leg Syndrome, they are not the same thing. PLM Disorder is recognized by repeated movements of the legs and/or arms during the night. These movements cause the sufferer to wake up out of REM cycle sleep throughout the night, which can cause:

  • Daytime fatigue
  • Suffering from Hypertension
  • Poor overall sleep

If these problems sound familiar, we encourage you to contact Dr. Reece for information about a sleep lab near you.

If you have already been diagnosed with PLM but are looking for an alternative or complement to the CPAP machine, call Dr. Reece at (979) 846-6515 to set up a consult.

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