The Center For Sleep Medicine Provides Oral Appliance Therapy For Snoring And Sleep Apnea As An
Alternative To CPAP Therapy
Chicago IL, 27-JUNE-2014 - The Center for Sleep Medicine is pleased to announce that patients who
suffer from snoring and/or sleep apnea can be helped to find solutions through the use of a high-quality
oral appliance. The Chicago office of The Center for Sleep Medicine is one of five American Academy
of Sleep Medicine Accredited Member centers in Illinois. Accredited member centers are located in
Chicago, Naperville, Libertyville, Oswego and Orland Park. All such Chicago Insomnia Treatment
centers are accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine.
A spokesperson for the sleep center spoke recently about the indications for using an oral appliance,
"When there is primary snoring or mild OSA, or when the OSA is moderate to severe and CPAP is not
suitable, an oral appliance may be indicated. The device might be approved where there is intolerance
of nasal CPAP devices.
He continues, "A Mandibular Repositioning Device (MRD) stabilizes and repositions the lower jaw,
tong, soft palate and uvula. In addition the MRD increases the muscle tone of the tongue. It is a
commonly prescribed appliance. Another commonly prescribed appliance is the Tongue Retaining
Device (TRD) which advances the tongue and actively holds the tongue forward to open the airway. It
prevents the tongue from falling backward and blocking the airway. TRDs are most beneficial for
patients with large tongues, poor dental health, no teeth or chronic joint pain."
Oral appliances can be used in combination with other techniques for the care of sleep apnea patients.
Weight management and CPAP therapy are common. Each patient is assessed individually and the care
plan is tailored to address that patient's specific problems or issues.
Learn more about oral appliances as an alternative to CPAP therapy for sleep apnea by paying a visit to
the web pages at http://www.sleepmedcenter.com today. Members of the press and individuals who
have further questions about the contents of this press release are urged to contact the network at the
address provided below.
Company Name: The Center for Sleep Medicine - Chicago
Address: 680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1210, Chicago IL 50511
Contact Telephone Number: (312) 587-3765
Contact Fax Number: (312) 587-8376