Dr. Pohlhaus has undergone specialized training in the fitting of oral appliances used in the treatment of sleep apnea.
Free consultation and overnight home screening with an easy to use pulse-oximetry device is available. If the screening indicates a sleep apnea condition direct referral can be made to a trusted sleep center for more definitive testing, or a referral can be sent to your primary care physician.
"Our advanced equipment makes us unique in that we can accurately measure and determine if a patient would be successful in our treatment before any money is spent on the sleep apnea oral appliance. We are proud to say that we have a high success rate in our treatment."
Dr. Pohlhaus is passionate about helping people who suffer from sleep disorders and recognizes the symptoms before they turn into serious consequences. Sleep apnea is a severely under diagnosed condition. Snoring is the most physically noticeable precursor to identifying a person with sleep apnea. It is important to realize that most people with sleep apnea will snore; however, not all snorers have sleep apnea. Snoring is defined as an obstruction in the airway that can cause loud sounds and vibrations. Unlike snoring, sleep apnea is caused by disruptions in the airflow that prevent a person from breathing periodically throughout the night. Sometimes a patient experiences several hundred such episodes a night. Consequently, sleep apnea can be identified through snoring, but it is a far more dangerous problem if left untreated.
Many of our sleep apnea patients experience snoring, tiredness or fatigue, frequent sleep disruptions, morning headaches, changes in mood or behavior, memory loss, and choking or gasping for air in the middle of the night. They also suffer from diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease, weight problems, and the like for which apnea is known to help cause. Whether this is a problem that developed over time or has recently entered your life, we realize that these symptoms can often disrupt your lifestyle.
If you experience any combination of the above issues and have been given medication to mitigate the symptoms, we encourage you come see us to treat the source of the problem and to promote complete healing
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a potentially dangerous condition.
See if you are a candidate for an oral appliance, a CPAP alternative.
Snoring is a precursor to various deadly diseases.
Children & Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is often misdiagnosed as ADHD.
Sleep apnea is a deadly condition.
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