What do Supreme Court Justice, Antonin Scalia, Sopranos star James Gandolfini, and Green Bay Packer Reggie White have in common?
All three died of complications from Obstructive Sleep Apnea.
At 79, 51 and 43 years of age respectively, OSA does not discriminate against age. More men than women are men are among the over 35 million North Americans with this disease. The first line of treatment most often is a CPAP machine. Cumbersome and hard to get used to, it is estimated that less than half of those treated even wear it! Judge Scalia’s was found on the nightstand next to his bed the night he passed. There are alternatives to CPAP. Oral Appliance Therapy is being used for mild, moderate and sever sleep apnea. Often first screened by your dentist, diagnosed by your physician and then treated back at your dentist with an easy to wear comfortable oral appliance, tens of thousands of patients prefer the MicrO2. It is the latest generation of sleep appliance made with the patients comfort in mind.