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Oral Appliance Therapy is recommended as a first line treatment for patients with mild-moderate sleep apnea and for all patients (including severe Obstructive Sleep Apnea patients) who cannot tolerate to use the CPAP machine.
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Feb. 2006. Practice Parameters for the treatment of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea with oral appliances.
Oral Appliance Therapy for Obstructive Sleep Apnea: An Update. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine with the Stanford University Medical Center, 2014.
Remotely Controlled Mandibular Protrusion during Sleep Predicts Therapeutic Success with Oral Appliances in Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea. SLEEP journal, 2013.
7 Things that Make Sleep Apnea Worse.US World News Report. August 2009. Lindsey Lyon.
10 Signs You May Be Sleep Deprived. How Stuff Works.com
- Researches mention the follows signs: Inability to handle stress, poor memory, increased appetite, vision problems, poor decision making, poor motor skills, relationship troubles, medical conditions, and mood swings.
Sleep in Relation to Weight Gain.
- Sleep Loss Boosts Appetite, May Encourage Weight Gain, December 2004. The University of Chicago School of Medicine.
Sleep in Relation to Brain Function; concentration, memory, and stress management.