What Causes Snoring & Ways to Prevent It

Snoring Symptoms

Did you know that almost half of Americans, 48% to be exact, reported they snore in a recent CDC report? That means if you’re married, it’s likely either you or your spouse have a snoring problem. Which as we all know means you BOTH have a snoring problem!

So, snoring affects A LOT of people, but do you know what causes you or your partner to snore? Let’s find out…

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How A Simple Oral Appliance Can Help You Sleep Better

According to the CDC, 1 in 3 adults in the US don’t get enough sleep, leading to several chronic conditions, including type 2 diabetes, heart disease, obesity, depression, & more.

The importance of sleep is right up there with the staples of being healthy such as proper eating habits, regular exercise, and paying attention to your mental health. While there is an innumerable number of root causes contributing to poor sleep, today we’ll dive into a solution to one of the most prevalent, mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

Historically, treatments for Obstructive Sleep Apnea have been intrusive, expensive, and cumbersome. CPAP & VPAP machines are not only costly, but also require users to wear a face mask throughout the night, are very loud, hard to clean, and can result in a variety of unexpected annoying side effects. Conversely, OSA surgeries are also expensive and may not produce the result a patient is looking for. Continue reading

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea & How Does it Affect Your Life?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Causes Drowsiness

Many people are familiar with the term “Obstructive Sleep Apnea” or “OSA”, but only a few are aware of what the disorder actually is, how it affects their bodies, and how to effectively treat the symptoms.

Obstructive Sleep Apneas, (OSA) is a potentially serious medical condition, and the most common type of sleep apnea found today, affecting over 18 million people in the United States alone. Generally, OSA occurs when something blocks part of or all your upper airway, causing pauses in breath during sleep. This pause results in decreased blood oxygen levels, and restless sleep throughout the night. Continue reading

CPAP and Oral Appliance Combination Therapy

Bfit stands for Better Facial Integrity Treatment.  Utilizing the science of sleep medicine, Bfit Sleep Appliances are designed to replace muscle activity as it is needed. During sleep, muscles in the jaw relax which can cause airway obstruction and decreased facial integrity.
CPAP users who may experience mask misalignment and airflow leakage, during sleep due to lost muscle activity, find that the combination therapy use of a Bfit Oral Appliance with a CPAP mask improves overall compliance with CPAP Therapy.

Untreated Sleep Apnea Health Concerns

It is one thing to get tested for sleep apnea, but another to actually follow through with proper treatment.  Patients who struggle to tolerate wearing a CPAP mask are less likely to comply with the prescribed treatment regimen.  A Bfit Oral Sleep Appliance can be a great alternative to CPAP treatment. Untreated sleep apnea can increase the risk of developing serious health issues such as hypertension, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attack, stroke and other conditions. Many of these medical conditions can be prevented or lessened by simply achieving proper sleep treatment.