This video quite accurately shows what happens to millions of people nightly. Breathing actually stops during an apnea event. See for yourself how long the body can go without breathing. Cardiologists in particular can attest to the strain a heart endures when gasping for breath.
This is an overview of Sleep Apnea and other sleeping disorders from an interview recorded from the Early Show on CBS. Particularly shocking is the 46% increased risk of death for patients with more than 30 occurences of Apnea per night.
ASBA Makes the Oral Appliance Case in the Halls
of Congress by Alan Hickey, Sleepscholar.com, November 17, 2016 Click here
Development of Simplified Pediatric Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) Screening Tool by Jo Cronly, DDS Virginia Commonwealth University, as published in the VCU Scholars Compass, 2014 Click here
Sleep Apnea Screening in the Dental Office by Tammy Swecker, BSDH, MEd, RDH, and James R. Schroeder, DDS, MS Published in Dimensions Magazine, January 2014. Click here
Dentists Can Spot Deadly Disorder by Michael O. McMunn, DDS; Published in the Richmond Times Dispatch, Sunday, November 10, 2013; Click here
Long-Term Effectiveness of Oral Appliance versus CPAP Therapy and the Emerging Importance of Understanding Patient Preferences As published in SLEEP, Vol. 26, No. 9, 2013 Click here
Oral Appliance Versus Continuous Positive Airway Pressure in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome: A 2-Year Follow-up Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, University Medical Center Groningen, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Department of Home Mechanical Ventilation, University of Groningen, Groningen, The Netherlands; Click here
Delaying School Starting Time by One Hour: Some Effects on Attention Levels in Adolescents by Dubi Lufi, Ph.D., Orna Tzischinsky, Ph.D., Stav Hadar, M.A.
The Dentist’s Involvement in Snoring and Sleep Apnea
by Brock Rondeau, DDS, IBO, DABCP
Download the PDF here, article begins on page 34.
An Oral Elastic Mandibular Advancement Device for Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Kathe G. Henke, Donald E. Frantz, and Samuel T. Kuna
(PDF link here from ATSjournals.org)
Practice Parameters for the Treatment of Snoring and Obstructive Sleep Apnea with Oral Appliances: An Update for 2005
SLEEP, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2006
(PDF link here from AADSM.org)
Dental Management of Sleep Disorders
Ronald Attanasio and Dennis R. Bailey
Publisher – Wiley-Blackwell
Sleep Apnea: The Phantom of the Night
T. Scott Johnson, M.D. , William A. Broughton, M.D., Jerry Halberstadt
The Harvard medical School Guide to A Good Night’s Sleep
Lawrence J. Epstein, M.D.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Therapy
(Research Report) A. Hoekema, B. Stegenga, et. al.
Publications – Magazines
Sleep and Breathing:
International Journal of the Science
and Practice of Sleep Medicine
Journal of the AADSM
The Sleep Magazine
Understanding Sleep Disorders
Sleep Group Solutions(SGS)
TMD & SLEEP Catalog
Sleep Apnea: Management of Sleep-Related Breathing Disorders in Dentistry (DVD)
Quintessence Publishing Company
Sleep Medicine for Dentist: A Practical Overview
Edited by Gilles J. Lavigne, Peter A. Cistulli, Michael T. Smith
Quintessence Publishing Company