Learn about the causes and cures of snoring. Dr. Slabach explains the causes and cures of snoring, including FDA approved oral appliances.
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Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, and again you have your model David here, and he is going to demonstrate for us. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Great. Mike Wiegenstein: Please. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Alright, David. I'm going to put this up against your nostrils okay. David: Okay. Dr. Dawne Slabach: I'm not going to put it up you nostril with just against the opening that's all scary is it, and well I'm doing it and I don't want you to breathe just sit there only for couple of seconds. David: I'm ready. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Right, so I'm going to just put this up against your nostril. Mike Wiegenstein: Now that's checking with sound waves the structure of Dr. Dawne Slabach: -- Mike Wiegenstein: Okay, and then this is the -- Dr. Dawne Slabach: This is the -- Mike Wiegenstein: Alright, everything seems to hooked up to computers, do they all take I mean is that and important part of what you are doing? Dr. Dawne Slabach: Its important part of my practice. Mike Wiegenstein: By that do you mean our people that cool and --? Dr. Dawne Slabach: I'm sure there are, but the computer doesn't like as any objective data. Mike Wiegenstein: How important this diagnosis do you think in your practice? Dr. Dawne Slabach: Oh! Its vitally important does many other things that can cause in your air way you just sleeping and sores TMJ issues; we want to make sure that is something that's within my practice Mike Wiegenstein: And you don't normally it's my understanding, you don't normally prescribe medicines for any other, she pretty much straight on using. Dr. Dawne Slabach: I use appliances, we attack the structural problem, whatever that the roof cost. Mike Wiegenstein: And by doing that you can fix it, so that they don't being got off the medicines? Dr. Dawne Slabach: Most of the time yes, and one more test here David. Okay, just pinch your nose with your left again and breathe in and out for me. Okay, how you breathe right there, beautiful, super. Mike Wiegenstein: And then that's it? Dr. Dawne Slabach: That's it. Mike Wiegenstein: That's the whole test? Dr. Dawne Slabach: That the whole test. Mike Wiegenstein: And, so basically what you do is as you practice the science of sleeping and feeling better, by everything it seems to be run by computer programs, you don't think seem to guess too much. Dr. Dawne Slabach: I don't like to guess. Mike Wiegenstein: You may mention I have talk to few people that lot of people have TMJ also have sleep issues. They don't sleep well at night may be don't breathe you also treat sleep apnea or sleeping problems here because all part but the same try to ride in the same function. My understanding is if I got to a medical doctor and I'm diagnosed with any type of sleep disorder or as snore whatever, they are going to give me this. Dr. Dawne Slabach: That's correct. Mike Weigenstein: Like one version or another. This is called CPAP, and this constantly blows pressure on my arm, I have friends that have these, they don't wear them, because obviously you know this is very romantic, it makes noise on it was on. You told me or as made representation that you're able to treat 85% to 90% of peoples sleep problems obviously the saviors you they need CPAP this is cervical standard plate better than all appliance. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Correct. Mike Wiegenstein: Explain that to why would anybody get this instead one of these? Dr. Dawne Slabach: Well, that's been the gold standard, you just mention it what's been out there it works quite well, when it's warm Mike Wiegenstein: Okay. Dr. Dawne Slabach: Especially for severe cases. Mike Wiegenstein: I don't know Dr. Dawne Slabach: I think that's just takes less than 20 % after a year Mike Wiegenstein: So for 80% they don't work it off? Dr. Dawne Slabach: There not, yeah because there were in there not working. Mike Wiegenstein: And why if it is so my buddies that travel and I can't taken to the airport or they can't? Dr. Dawne Slabach: A lot of times patients that are snoring one of the chief complai