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There are between 30 and 40 million people in the U.S. suffering from sleep apnea, and nearly 100 million people who snore, but less than 10 percent of people are actually being treated. Why is that, and what are the consequences of untreated snoring and sleep apnea?

In today’s episode, a well-known expert in the treatment of snoring and sleep apnea, Dr. Jonathan Greenberg, discusses how some of the most serious diseases and medical events are related to sleep apnea, including stroke, heart attack, and even cancer. He also explains why so many people don’t get treated, which has a lot to do with compliance. He expounds on the process that a person has to go through in order to receive a diagnosis of and treatment for sleep apnea, and the misconception that the CPAP machine is the only solution.

As the founder of Sleep Certified, Dr. Greenberg is working to bridge the gap in knowledge between the dentists and physicians who are actually aware of the important connection between diseases and sleep health, and the majority of dentists and physicians who simply didn’t receive enough education on sleep medicine while in school. He also explains how Sleep Certified is trying to make diagnosis and treatment more accessible to people nationwide by consolidating the time-consuming, multi-step process into as few steps as possible, as well as providing people with options other than the CPAP machine.

Tune in for the details on all this and more, including:

  • What type of treatment options are available aside from the CPAP machine (including an oral appliance by Sleep Certified called Zyppah)
  • What physiological and anatomical factors are at play during snoring and sleep apnea
  • What you could expect by seeing a dentist who has been certified at Level 9 of the Sleep Certified training program

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