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Sleep Apnea & Snoring

Do you snore at night? You may have sleep apnea! 

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is a life threatening sleep disorder characterized by a pause or complete stoppage of one's breathing. The gold standard for treating sleep apnea is the CPAP. Around 50% of sleep apnea patients can't tolerate their CPAP and stop wearing it. That's where we can help. Many FDA approved oral appliances are covered to some extent by one's medical insurance. In mild sleep apnea, (AHI from 5-15), Oral Appliance Therapy can by just as effective as using the CPAP. It can also help the mild to severe patients who can't tolerate their CPAP machines. Moderate sleep apnea increases risk of death by 17%. Severe sleep apnea increases risk of death by up to 46%!

Snoring can be very loud and irritating, and one-half of people that snore loudly have OSA. Snoring can be reduced or eliminated by a custom oral appliance made by Dr. Schmakel. Read more from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. (Dr. Schmakel has been a member for over 10 years.)

Sleep Apnea

Sleep Apnea

Sometimes snoring is a symptom of sleep apnea. Please call Dr. Larry Schmakel if you snore and experience any of the following:

  • Sleepiness during the day
  • Morning headaches
  • You don't feel rested in the morning
  • You wake up during the night
  • You have difficulties with attention, concentration, or memory
Do you snore? You may have sleep apnea!

How We Treat Snoring & Sleep Apnea

Dr. Larry Schmakel treats snoring and sleep apnea with Oral Appliance Therapy (O.A.T.) We make custom fit mouth pieces that reposition the lower jaw while you sleep to create more airway space. Dr. Schmakel works closely with all of the Sleep Labs and Sleep Drs. (Pulmonologists) in the Toledo area to facilitate the best treatment for the patient.

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419-841-9494
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4343 N Holland-Sylvania Rd.
Toledo, OH 43623

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