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Sleep Apnea


Put an end to Sleep Apnea and Snoring With Dental Sleep Medicine

If you suffer from mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) or snore, Dental Sleep Medicine with Dr. Paul Morisseau should benefit you. It will almost certainly put an end to your snoring and will most likely eliminate or significantly reduce your OSA. For your bed partner this means peace and quiet again and a better night’s sleep. For you, it will mean better quality sleep. As a result, you will be less likely to suffer from headaches and daytime sleepiness and your ability to concentrate will improve.

If you’ve tried CPAP and found it to be uncomfortable, too noisy or it induced claustrophobia, visit Dr. Paul Morisseau in North Smithfield, RI for a brilliant alternative treatment for sleep apnea and snoring. The difference in comfort and tolerance will astound you!

The Option You’ve Been Dreaming of...

Dr. Paul Morisseau is proud to offer the Dorsal to patients who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea. This device is a sophisticated, Australian designed oral appliance that has been the subject of numerous stringent, evidence-based studies that demonstrate the Dorsal is a safe, effective, comfortable treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).


What Causes Sleep Apnea & Snoring?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a breathing disorder, which occurs during sleep, due to the narrowing or total closure of the airway. OSA is when the airway becomes completely blocked and breathing stops. The brain then detects the lack of oxygen and prompts a momentary arousal to draw breath. Although OSA sufferers may experience hundreds of apnea episodes per night, they are unlikely to remember any of them. In fact, if the sufferer lives alone or sleeps separately they may not be aware of their condition, even after many years.

Snoring can be a symptom of OSA and is a noise created by the partial blocking of the airway. When you fall asleep your muscles relax, including those that control the tongue and throat. The soft tissue at the back of your throat can sag, narrowing the airway. Incoming air then makes the tissue at the rear roof of the mouth (the soft palate), the flap of skin hanging from the palate (uvula) and the throat vi often no greater problem than the noise itself. However, loud snoring may be a sign of a more serious problem – OSA brate – a sound we know as snoring. Snoring is often no greater problem than the noise itself. However, loud snoring may be a sign of a more serious problem – OSA.