Free sleep apnea screening test for new patients
Dr. Stas and the District Dental team are Vivos Systems providers. Vivos trained doctors can perform in-home sleep assessments, which include biometric analysis using advanced sleep testing equipment.
The Vivos System is an advanced therapeutic protocol which combines the use of oral appliance technology developed by Vivos and prescribed by specially trained independent dentists in cooperation with their medical colleagues.
This system can treat mild-to-moderate obstructive sleep apnea, snoring and sleep disordered breathing in adults and children. To learn more about the Vivos System, go to their website.
WHAT IS A SLEEP SCREENING TEST?
A sleep screening test screens for a variety of sleep concerns such as sleep apnea and sleep quality. Patients wear a noninvasive test ring to bed and activate it with a downloaded app. At night, patients hit record when they go to bed and hit stop when they wake up. It’s that simple.
All new patients receive a free sleep screening test at District Dental
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COMMON SLEEP BREATHING DYSFUNCTIONS DENTISTS CAN SCREEN FOR ARE:
- Benign snoring: mild form of airway obstruction that likely has no impact on overall health, other then possibly disturbing one’s partner’s sleep
- Upper Airway Resistance Syndrome (UARS): increased breathing effort needed to get past the resistance in the upper airway. Due to the need for increased respiratory effort, the brain has to arouse itself from deeper stages of sleep. This interrupts the proper sleep cycle and interferes with the brain’s efforts to repair and restore itself. UARS can lead to Obstructive Sleep Apnea if remains unmanaged.
- Sleep Apnea: involves apneas (pause in breathing) and hypopneas (reduction in breathing), where breathing repeatedly stops for 10 seconds or more and O2 saturation drops by 3% or more.
- Central: is where the brain doesn’t send proper signals to the muscles that control your breathing during sleep
- Obstructive: involves an obstruction in the upper airway that prevents one to take a breath during sleep
- Mixed: both central and obstructive apneas are involved