It’s Never Too Late to Get That Renewing Night’s Sleep

Feel tired all the time? If you get a full night’s sleep and still feel tired, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. Read about one of our patients who got help for her snoring and sleep apnea.

“I always thought I was a sound sleeper, until my daughter was visiting me and told me I was snoring. I was shocked! Then, soon

“Then, soon afterward while at my dental appointment, my dentist mentioned that she was treating snoring and sleep apnea. She said that if I snore, I have a 40-50% chance of having sleep apnea, (that I might stop breathing in my sleep), a condition which affects the whole body in dangerous ways. It can contribute significantly to heart attack and stroke, even Alzheimer’s disease. High blood pressure and diabetes are made significantly worse by sleep apnea so I was especially concerned, as both conditions run in my family. I told my dentist about my snoring. She performed a very easy exam and expressed concern about what she saw. She said, ‘Let’s screen you to make sure you are only snoring. We can have you do a simple,

“I told my dentist about my snoring. She performed a very easy exam and expressed concern about what she saw. She said, ‘Let’s screen you to make sure you are only snoring. We can have you do a simple, FDA-approved home sleep study with our monitor tonight. We will collaborate with a Board Certified Sleep Physician to get a diagnosis and referral.’ I was happy to do the test because I wanted her to help me stop snoring and because I have great respect for

“I was happy to do the test because I wanted her to help me stop snoring and because I have great respect for Dr Samaha’s expertise. I never imagined I would ever be diagnosed with sleep apnea. Sure enough, the very next day we had the results and the Physician who reviewed my test diagnosed me not only with heavy snoring but moderate to severe sleep apnea! I could not believe it! Typically, sleep apnea is treated with a bulky CPAP (a breathing machine). I have friends who have tried them and didn’t even want to ‘go there’. With a physician referral,

“I could not believe it! Typically, sleep apnea is treated with a bulky CPAP (a breathing machine). I have friends who have tried them and didn’t even want to ‘go there’. With a physician referral, Dr. Samaha was able to fit me for an oral appliance. It was so easy to wear, and after that very first night, I awoke in the morning so refreshed and with so much added energy. I was absolutely thrilled!

“What a difference – and it lasted all day long. Imagine, I thought my afternoon fatigue was ‘just my age.’ At 78, I can’t believe how much renewed energy I have! I have been using my dental appliance nightly, and recently had a follow-up sleep-study which showed my snoring and sleep apnea is resolved! I am so happy and so thankful for my dentist, Dr. Lisa Marie Samaha. She is always on the leading-edge of EVERYthing!”

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