Many people are affected by snoring and sleep apnea. Not to mention the strain on a relationship when one partner snores throughout the night. Learn how Dr. Cornell and Back to Basics Dentistry helped a Clarksville man improve his sleep quality with a new sleep solution.
In 2010, Daryl was diagnosed with sleep apnea and spent several years using a bulky CPAP machine. After going through surgery to remove his tonsils, uvula and open his nose airway, his sleep apnea was only reduced from severe to moderate. Daryl adds, “I was back to the machine rolling all night, constantly removing the hose from my neck and fighting to get at least 2 hours sleep.” Everything changed after Daryl learned about oral sleep appliances. Daryl says, “I attended Dr. Cornell’s class on sleep apnea and sleep appliances and I found a new family. Not only has the Team been great every time I go for an appointment, but the one on one care given by the assistant and then followed by Dr. Cornell, has been awesome.” Dental appliances are ideal because they are small, comfortable and effective. Studies have shown oral appliances reduce the number of sleep apnea episodes by 60%. With this solution, sufficient oxygen is able to reach the lungs by keeping the air passage open through the night. Daryl explains other benefits to sleep appliances, “I am able to sleep on my back, stomach, or side with no hose restrictions around me. My sleep quality has improved, and my sleep apnea is under control.”