If anyone knows the impact of a good night’s sleep on a patient’s health, it’s Dr. Beth Hamann, DDS. With advanced education in sleep related conditions, Dr. Hamann is a proud Certified Diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy, as well as a member of several additional medical organizations, including the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine and the American Dental Association.
Saving Lives, One Treatment at a Time
Dr. Hamann specializes in treating Sleep Apnea by oral device, which is a small, portable and non-invasive appliance much like a sports mouth guard. For Dr. Hamann, treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is about not only changing lives. It’s about saving lives, too. Effective OSA treatment can prevent life-threatening health risks, including a 70% greater chance of being in an accident. Other preventable risks of the disorder include a 5X higher probability of dying from heart disease or failure, a 2.5X greater risk of developing cancer and a 4X higher likelihood of having a stroke.
Symptoms of OSA include snoring, gasping, stopping breathing, morning headaches, daytime tiredness, weight gain and jaw problems including pain, teeth-grinding and joint issues (TMJ).
A challenge to treating the disorder is that less than 50% of patients comply with traditional CPAP (sleep mask) therapy after a year of treatment. To meet this challenge, Koala Center for Sleep Disorders offers oral device therapy, as it has the highest degree of patient compliance compared with other treatment options.
Real Life Testimonials on OSA and Headache Treatment
When it comes to quality of life and health, snoring is more than just a nuisance. Koala patient Kevin sought relief for loud snoring which affected the sleep of others sleeping near him. He also suffered from other symptoms such as waking up unrefreshed, headaches and jaw pain. According to Kevin, “I have spent more than 20 years trying to solve my TMJ/snoring problem. I have had surgery, orthodontia, chiropractors and even a few infomercial products, but nothing has worked until now! I have already recommended Koala to friends.” At his last follow-up appointment, he reported feeling complete relief from snoring and pain, plus an increase in energy during the day and more dreaming.
What to Do if You’re Tired of Suffering
Do you suffer from Obstructive Sleep Apnea or experience symptoms such as snoring, gasping, stopping breathing, morning headaches, daytime tiredness, weight gain and jaw problems including pain, teeth-grinding and joint issues? Have you been recommended CPAP therapy but just don’t want to go through with it? If so, you are potentially risking your well-being and your life by not seeking treatment.
Don’t suffer any longer from untreated sleep and oral health symptoms. We offer safe and comfortable treatment options covered by most medical insurance, including Medicare. Contact us to learn more about therapies that could resolve your symptoms and drastically improve your quality of life.
For more information on oral appliance therapy for the treatment of sleep apnea, TMJ Disorders or facial and neck pain, please call 602-357-9845 or visit KoalaBiltmore.com. Koala Center for Sleep Disorders is located at 4235 N. 32nd Street, Suite A, in Phoenix.