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Would you like to live a life where you forget you have Sleep Apnea?

For most people who have Sleep Apnea, and have it treated, the experience still dominates a significant portion of their life.

For those with UNTREATED Sleep Apnea, life can turn into a significant struggle, as you are unable to get the sleep that your body and mind so desperately need each night.

The most common treatment for Sleep Apnea is the CPAP, "continuous positive airway pressure", machine. Unfortunately, complying with the many nuances of these machines can be an issue for many.

Fortunately, there are other solutions out there that treat Sleep Apnea and are beneficial to getting a restful night's sleep.


Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which affects more than 25 million adults in the US alone. It is marked by interruptions and pauses in breathing during sleep. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is caused by obstructions in the airway, such as the tongue rolling back in the throat or collapsed tissues in the airway.

Sleep Apnea can cause these problems:

  • Extreme drowsiness during the day
  • Personality changes and irritability
  • Difficulty staying asleep
  • Waking up with a very dry or sore throat
  • Frequent morning headaches
  • Short term memory lapses (especially in the morning).

Sleep Apnea can trigger:

  • High Blood Pressure
  • Heart Attack and Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Dementia
  • Erective Dysfunction
Schedule Your Evaluation for Oral Appliance Therapy Today

Prior to requesting your evaluation for our Oral Appliance Therapy, please be sure to have completed a sleep study with your physician. This study will be apart of the evaluation with Dr. Takacs and is mandatory for complete evaluation.

At Sleep Better Lexington, our approach to treating Sleep Apnea goes much deeper than a quick diagnosis and a suggestion to begin CPAP treatment.

It turns out that for many people, the core cause of Sleep Apnea lies in their jaw/mouth/facial structure, and by looking deeply at YOUR personal experience and condition, we can offer much more customized long-term solutions for your Sleep Apnea.

Solutions that don’t come with all the challenges of a CPAP – discomfort and restrictiveness that cause users to abandon use of the device, masks leaks that limit effectiveness, upper respiratory illnesses, etc.

Frankly, with a CPAP, your Sleep Apnea is just “treated” or “managed”, but you still have the underlying conditions that caused the apneas to begin with.

Which means events still occur. If for whatever reason, you have nights where you can’t use your CPAP, you will experience apneas and all of the problems associated with them can come right back into your life.

What happens if …

  • Your CPAP falls off in the middle of the night?
  • The power goes out (or there is no power available where you are sleeping)?
  • You need to travel and the CPAP is too much to carry around?

Sure, treating and managing your sleep apnea is a good start, because it means you can actually achieve a full night’s rest. But we want you to live a happy life where you experience as LITTLE of the consequences of Sleep Apnea as possible.

We want you to understand that Sleep Apnea doesn’t HAVE to be something you suffer with. There are solutions; as we’ve discussed CPAP is one of the most common. This device ensures you have constant air pressure and prevents the constriction of your breathing (thus preventing the apneas from happening). But as we’ve stated, it’s not without flaws.

That’s why we’ve taken things a step further and have look closely at your jaw/mouth/facial structure to find a more effective and comfortable alternative for your sleep apnea.

Our approach is known as Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT). Worn much like a mouth guard and only during sleep, our custom-fit appliances have made many patients very happy. It is just as effective at preventing Sleep Apnea as the CPAP, but does so without strapping an uncomfortable hose to your face and forcing air into your lungs.

If you have Sleep Apnea and want to explore a non-invasive solution that can lead you to a healthier life, then we suggest you check us out.

At Sleep Better Lexington, our goal is to help YOU get a more peaceful night’s rest, so you can live your happiest, healthiest, most energetic life.

“Once you come visit us, we start each new patient evaluation with an in-depth conversation discussing your sleep habits and schedule,” says Sleep Better Lexington’s Dr. Trish Takacs. “Then we’ll perform a series of physical exams to evaluate the alignment and function of your teeth, jaws, neck and nasal passageways.”

Dr. Takacs says these tests are nothing to worry about as there’s typically no pain or discomfort, and they are performed conveniently in our office. You should be in and out of the office in 60-90 minutes.

Here are the evaluations you can expect at your new patient evaluation:

Cone Beam CT: provides a 3D image of airways, teeth, and jaws (basically an X-ray).

Head and neck exam: physical look at the teeth, tongue, jaws, and head and neck muscles to study how they move and interact with one another. This data will help us decide how to best treat your sleep apnea and eliminate that loud snoring and labored, sporadic breathing keeping you (and your partner) up at night.

Once you’ve completed a sleep study with your primary physician and have been diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and have unsuccessfully tried a CPAP or if you just want to try our oral appliance alternative first, please click below to schedule an appointment with our team. We’ll be happy to help you breathe easy…and sleep better!

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