The Benefits and Cost of OASYS Sleep Apnea Oral Appliance an effective CPAP alternative
Sleep apnea is estimated to affect every 1 in 15 American adults. Although this sleep disorder is common, it should not be something to be taken lightly. If left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to many serious health problems, ranging from irritability and mood disorders to deadly conditions such as strokes, heart attacks, and diabetes. At Transcendentist, we are proud to offer our clients in Berkeley, California, a safe, comfortable, and convenient option to treat sleep apnea: the OASYS oral appliance. Read on to learn more about sleep apnea, along with the cost and benefits of this effective CPAP alternative.
Sleep apnea explained
Sleep apnea is one of several types of sleep-disordered breathing. While it can have multiple causes, obstructive sleep apnea is the most common and involves blockage of the airway in either the throat or nasal passages. When this occurs, your ability to breathe is impaired, and your brain and other vital organs can become deprived of oxygen. Many people living with sleep apnea are unaware that they have the condition, but some of the signs and symptoms include chronic snoring, feeling tired throughout the day, and waking up frequently throughout the night.
What sets OASYS apart
After careful analysis of the available FDA-approved oral appliance options, Dr. Rushi Sangha and Dr. Praj Kamat decided to offer the OASYS system to their clients. Because it was the only oral appliance that addressed blockages in both the throat and nasal region, which are two of the most common causes of obstructive sleep apnea. OASYS offers clients:
- Improved ease of breathing
- Reduced snoring
- A reduction in obstructive sleep apnea symptoms
The cost of the OASYS appliance is different for each client because dental and medical insurance plan coverage varies. When you come in for your appointment, we will use your insurance information to help you determine whether your benefits cover some of the cost and what your total out-of-pocket payment will be.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition, but there are effective convenient solutions! To schedule your sleep apnea consultation at Transcendentist, call our Berkeley, CA office today at (510) 800-7660 or request your appointment online.