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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequent, loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea, a common and potentially serious disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts as you sleep. Not everyone who snores has sleep apnea and not everyone who has sleep apnea snores. The biggest indication is how you feel during the day. Normal snoring doesn’t interfere with the quality of your sleep as much as sleep apnea does, so you’re less likely to suffer from extreme fatigue and sleepiness during the day if you have simple snoring as opposed to obstructive sleep apnea (OSA).
Sleep apnea is a condition that affects the way you breathe when you’re sleeping. In untreated sleep apnea, breathing is briefly interrupted or becomes very shallow during sleep. These episodes typically last between 10 to 20 seconds and can occur up to hundreds of times a night.




Oral Sleep Appliances treat obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) by advancing the lower jaw which keeps the airways open. The appliance is custom-made to fit your mouth and consists of upper and lower splint that cover your teeth and will be titrated to advance your lower jaw throughout the treatment process. As your jaw moves forward it, in turn, helps open your airway allowing you to breathe easier and sleep more comfortably for longer periods of time, helping you to reach deep, REM sleep.

How COAT (Continuous Open Airway Therapy) Works

More than 450,000 patients around the world have treated mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and/or sleep bruxism with the oral appliances we use. Worn during sleep, the oral appliances are customized to offer superior comfort and quality to each individual patient. In fact, 91% of patients reported improvement in sleep quality while wearing their device.
Confidentiality is a respected part of our Code of Ethics. We take your privacy very seriously. Laws are also in place to protect your privacy. The HIPAA Privacy Rule is designed to be a minimum level of protection. Some states have even stricter laws in place to protect your personal health information. LifeGuard Sleep Solutions can share your information with your PCP (primary care physician) in accordance with applicable state and federal laws.
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