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“Help! I Stop breathing when I sleep”

What exactly is Sleep Apnea?

You’ve heard about it but you aren’t entirely sure if you suffer from it. Let’s explain what it is and see if you can relate…

Sleep apnea is a very common sleep disorder described by regular and long pauses in your breathing while you sleep. These pauses can last anywhere from a few seconds to a matter of minutes! They often occur 5 to 30 times (or more) in an hour and then your normal breathing kicks in again, usually with a loud snort or choking sound.

An ongoing and chronic condition, sleep apnea disrupts your sleep. Often times, you move out of deep, restful sleep and move into light sleep, when your breathing is shallow and your experiencing pauses. If this is happening, you aren’t getting quality rest and you are tired and sluggish through the day. Sleep apnea is the leading cause of excessive daytime sleepiness.

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Generally, it goes undetected

Most of the time, initially, sleep apnea goes undetected and undiagnosed. Your general practitioner doesn’t normally detect it in a routine office visit and there are no blood tests for the condition. A lot of people that suffer with sleep apnea are only aware they do, because a bed partner has pointed it out to them.

Obstructive sleep apnea is the most common kind and it simply meansyour airways has collapsed or is blocked while you sleep. When you try to breathe, any air that gets past the blockage causes loud snoring (which is why a bed partner generally detects the problem first).

The CPAP is generally the first route prescribed for sleep apnea sufferers but in today’s market, there are many other effective and less cumbersome appliances. The SomnoDent MAS™ is a snoring appliance that is custom designed for each and every person. It’s been created as an alternative to CPAP and it helps you alleviate and eliminate your snoring.

The SomnoDent MAS™ fits over your upper and lower teeth (much like a sports mouthguard) and is scientifically made and clinically tested to treat mild to moderate sleep apnea and snoring

Benefits to SommoDent MAS™:

  • Clinically validated
  • Comfortable to wear
  • Ease of use
  • Small and indiscreet
  • Safe and effective
  • One year warranty + 1 year extended
  • FDA approved for Obstructive Sleep Apnea and snoring
  • Allows normal mouth opening and closing
  • Permits speech and drinking
  • Easily adjustable
  • Custom-fit design
  • Successful treatment of snoring and mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA)
  • Unrivaled patient acceptance and compliance
  • Durable (made from premium grade material)


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Dr. Tim Stirneman

Dr. Tim | All Smiles DentalWhere you see a problem, we see an opportunity. An opportunity to make your life better, whether through a cleaning or a complete mouth restoration. Whatever your reason for seeing a dentist, we hope in the end you see us as more than a dentist. We want to build a relationship that lasts a lifetime.