The Center For Sleep Medicine Offers Oral Appliance Therapy For Snoring And Sleep Apnea As An
Alternative To CPAP Therapy
Orland Park IL, 27-JUNE-2014 - The Center for Sleep Medicine is pleased to announce that oral
appliance therapy for sleep apnea is one of the solutions offered to patients in the Chicago area, as well
as from the Naperville, Des Plaines, Orland Park and Libertyville locations. The Center for Sleep
Medicine is a network of five centers. Each Chicago Insomnia Treatment location is an accredited
member center of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
According to a sleep center representative, "Oral appliances which treat snoring, obstructive sleep
apnea, and upper airway resistance syndrome are devices worn in the mouth similar to sports mouth
guards or orthodontic retainers. They are made of plastic and fit partially or completely within the
mouth. Currently there are over 40 different professional types of oral appliances available. The most
common types are the MRD - Mandibular Repositioning Device, and the TRD - Tongue Retaining
He continues, "Oral appliances may be used alone or in combination with other means of treating sleep
apnea, such as weight management, surgery and CPAP. There is no one particular appliance that will
work for every patient. Our dental providers here at the Center for Sleep Medicine have specialty
training in this area. Both Dr. Sosenko and Dr. Schwartz are Diplomates of the American Academy of
Dental Sleep Medicine, one of the most highly respected dental organizations dedicated to improving
quality of lives of those suffering with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea issues."
Over-the-counter night mouth guards for snoring and apnea are not recommended. Boil and bite
devices may be masking obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a life threatening condition in which a person
stops breathing repeatedly through the night. Unsupervised wearing of these devices can lead to
permanent side effects including: permanent dental damage, tooth movement, and jaw problems. Due
to its non-professionally supervised process, the potential for failure is high, discouraging fittings with
professionally designed and custom-made oral appliances.
Learn more about oral appliances and their use in the care of sleep apnea patients by paying a visit to
the web pages at http://www.sleepmedcenter.com today. Members of the press and others who have
additional questions about this press release are invited to contact the Center for Sleep Medicine at any
of the five accredited member centers in the Chicago area.
Company Name: The Center for Sleep Medicine
Address: 900 Technology Way, Suite 120, Libertyville, IL 60048
Contact Telephone Number: (847) 231-4721
Contact Fax Number: (847) 231-4722