Aspen Dental Sleep Medicine

Quiet Healthy Bedrooms

 

We Can Help You By:

  • Eliminating snoring
  • Preventing and controlling hypertension, coronary artery disease, stroke, arrhythmias (A FIB and thus prevent the need for risky ablation heart surgery or enhance the prognosis of your ablation heart surgery)
  • Prevent Dementia/Alzheimer's D.
  • Providing a good night's sleep
  • Obtaining 100% insurance coverage
  • Convenient and cost effective home-monitored diagnostics

Fast & Easy Solutions For:

  • Snoring
  • Daytime sleepiness
  • Awakening with headaches
  • Fatigue
  • GERD
  • Hypertension
  • Stroke and heart attack
  • Weight Loss
  • Memory Loss/Dementia/Alzheimer's D.
  • Failed surgery

What Is Sleep Apnea?

Did you know that 70% of people who snore have sleep apnea?

Video - What is Sleep Apnea?
 

Sleep Apnea is a chronic (ongoing) condition in which your breathing pauses or is shallow while you sleep, resulting in a loud snort or choking sound, causing you to move out of deep sleep and into light sleep.

This results in poor sleep quality that makes you tired during the day. Sleep apnea is one of the leading causes of excessive daytime sleepiness.

Most people who have sleep apnea don't know they have it because it only occurs during sleep. A family member and/or bed partner may first notice the signs of sleep apnea.

Untreated sleep apnea can:

  • Increase the risk for high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obesity, and diabetes
  • Increase the risk for or worsen heart failure
  • Make irregular heartbeats more likely
  • Increase the chance of having work-related or driving accidents

The most common type of sleep apnea is obstructive sleep apnea. This most often means that the airway has collapsed or is blocked during sleep. The blockage may cause shallow breathing or breathing pauses.

Source: US Dept of Health

Alice Kaniff, DDS

  • Diplomate - American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
  • Certified by AACP in Snoring, Sleep Breathing Disorders and obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • 20 years Dental Sleep Medicine Practice
  • Member AADSM and AASM
  • Speaker: Valley View Hospital, Yampa Valley Medical Center: Sleep Apnea, CPAP alternative, Autism, USAFA Neurology/Sleep Department and Family Health Clinic
  • TMD-Oral Facial Pain-Dawson Advanced Study Center
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery-Loyola University School of Dentistry
  • 20 years private practice- suburbs of Chicago
  • Lt. Col. USAFA Dental Clinic-Colorado Springs , CO
  • Sleep Lab titrations in Glenwood Springs, Basalt, Aspen, and Colorado Springs