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You or your partner may have a sleep disordered breathing problem if 3 or more of
the following applies...

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Sleep Disorder Symptoms

I’ve been told that I snore loudly

I’ve been told that I stop breathing or gasp for breath while I sleep

I have high blood pressure.

I am gaining weight

I sweat excessively at night

I get morning headaches

I seem to be losing my sex drive

No matter how hard I try to stay awake, I still fall asleep even after a full night’s sleep

I have fallen asleep while driving - even after a full night’s sleep

I feel as though I have to cram a full day into every hour to get anything done

I have trouble at work or school because of sleepiness

I toss and turn frequently

I get up 3 or 4 times during the night

I have been told that I kick at night

I frequently get up during the night to go to the washroom

I am noticeably feeling anxious

I wake up during the night and can’t go back to sleep

I wake up earlier in the mornings than I would like to

I lie awake half an hour or more before I fall asleep

I feel sad and depressed; I feel afraid to go to sleep




Oral Appliance Therapy to stop snoring and treat sleep apnea



Now there is an effective way to control snoring and obstructive sleep apnea that is an alternative to cumbersome CPAP devices. A small device, similar to an orthodontic appliance, can be an alternative to CPAP machines and, in some cases, be the first choice for treatment of mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.

Oral Appliances are placed in the mouth and are worn much like an orthodontic appliance or sports mouth protector. They are worn during sleep to prevent the collapse of the tongue and soft tissues in the back of the throat so that the airway stays open during sleep. The appliances promote adequate air intake and help to provide normal sleep in people who snore and have a medical condition known as sleep apnea. Oral appliances can be used alone or in conjunction with other means of therapy such as continuous positive air pressure (CPAP). Determination of proper therapy can only be made by joint consultation of your dentist and sleep physician.

Solutions to snoring and sleep apnea problems at The Merrell Clinic

If you or a loved one snores or has
had difficulty wearing their medically prescribed CPAP, The Merrell Clinic has the years of experience necessary to offer a unique dental solution.

The Merrell Clinic is happy to consult with those who feel that they are having a problem with snoring or sleep apnea but have not been diagnosed and as well as those who are unable or unwilling to wear a CPAP unit. The Merrell Clinic also works closely with other dentists in Calgary and Edmonton, and with family physicians and sleep specialists.







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