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Dr. J Bouzis: Your Sleep Apnea Specialist in Casper WY

CPAP, Oral Appliance & Combination Therapy in One Place at RestfulSleep Wyoming ……..

Sleep Disordered Breathing – Keeping Our Eye Out For A Healthy You Through Sleep Apnea Awareness With Patient Centered Treatment.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea, even today, remains 90% undiagnosed mostly because of not being recognized as a problem until a more serious disease exists such as Stroke, Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome, Heart Attack and a long list of other associated comorbidities.

Dr. John L. Bouzis and RestfulSleep Wyoming 307-265-3595

DO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW SNORE?   

SNORING IS YOUR WARNING SIGN THAT YOU COULD HAVE THE MORE DANGEROUS SLEEP APNEA

  • Do you snore loudly, or have you been told that you snore at night?
  • Does your snoring offend others and keep them from sleeping restfully?
  • Has anyone noticed that you stop breathing during sleep?
  • When waking up, do you feel tired, fatigued or not up to par?
  • Have you ever dozed off or fallen asleep while driving or at work?
  • Are you having trouble losing weight?
  • Are you having to get up in the middle of the night to use the bathroom?
  • Do you have high blood pressure, diabetes or a history of stroke/heart attack?

SNORING VS. SLEEP APNEA

Snoring: Partial obstruction of the airway. The vibrations caused by air being pushed past the obstruction creates the snoring sound.   Snoring alone has been linked to atherosclerosis of the carotid artery.
Sleep Apnea: Complete obstruction of the airway. Sleep Apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. You may have Sleep Apnea and the associated drop in blood oxygen if you snore loudly.

If you answered YES to any of these questions you could be at risk for
Sleep Apnea.
Talk to your Sleep Certified Dentist today and
Get Tested!

With the next-generation Device

ARES™ was designed to be used from the comfort of your home, to capture the most accurate information about your actual sleeping patterns. ARES™ is worn on the forehead and accommodates all sleep positions. Simple, clear audio and visual indicators promote reliable data capture by making it easy for patients to know when the ARES™ needs adjustment.

Home Sleep Tests

Diagnosing Sleep Apnea used to be an expensive and inconvenient process requiring an overnight stay in a sleep center. Today sleep test technologies exist that are simple to use and allow you to take a sleep test in your own home, in your own bed, where you feel most comfortable sleeping. They also have the advantage of allowing multiple night testing which accounts for the night to night sleep variability that we all experience. Although a home multiple night study has many advantages there are those more severe cases that demand the more sophisticated study at a sleep lab.

Both in lab attended sleep studies and at home unattended studies are read by a Board-Certified Sleep Physician with the results being shared with your medical providers.

*In-lab sleep studies available upon request or for those with medical conditions*

RISKS OF UNTREATED SLEEP APNEA

It is critical to seek treatment for Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) at the earliest sign to prevent long term or permanent damage.

Untreated Sleep Apnea has been linked to cancer, hypertension and Alzheimer’s. It can cause memory loss • daytime fatigue • high blood pressure • weight gain • impotency • headaches • apathy, depression • gastric reflux (GERD) • or other cardiovascular diseases including stroke and heart attack.

Don’t let poor or inadequate sleep diminish the quality of your life. Get tested and treated for Sleep Apnea today!             RestfulSleep Wyoming at 307-265-3595

We all know someone that has Obstructive Sleep Apnea even if they have yet to be diagnosed!

Sleep Apnea Solutions
CPAP/APAP (Continuous or Automatic Positive Airway Pressure) or PAP Therapy as it is called, is thought to be the gold standard for treating Sleep Apnea cases yet often patients struggle with its use.   They work by opening the airway with a pressurized airflow.  Like most things the technology in PAP therapy has evolved into better pressure devices and more comfortable masks and materials that make treatment more reliable.  For severe cases (AHI’s over30), those with comorbidities as previously described and charted below, or for those that have never tried the newer technology of Dream Station and Dream Wear Fitted Masks from Respironics our recommendation is to start there since for those able to tolerate this form of therapy the treatment is more reliable and the reporting both for you and your physician is excellent.  These devices offer the following

        Advantages:

  • Remote evaluation of therapy results by your providers.
  • Quicker and more reliable health benefits for those able to wear the devices.
  • Positive results can be achieved, documented and reported the first night.
  • Remote wireless pressure and device feature adjustments can be made by your provider and RestfulSleep.
  • The APAP self-adjusts for the night to night variability of sleep.
  • If your Sleep Apnea gets better, it reduces the required pressure while if it worsens the device automatically adjusts to your increased need.
  • Each morning you’ll have treatment reporting on your phone app for your personal tracking and review.
 An Innovation for Sleep Apnea Therapy

Imagine lying in bed reading or watching TV with nothing blocking your view.  Then imagine turning on your side, starting to dose off, rolling over sleeping on your stomach, all while being treated for your sleep apnea.  With the Dream Family of sleep devices, you don’t have to imagine it – you can do it.

This is a result of the hose attachment being on top rather than in front of your face, so you won’t feel its weight or restriction when you turn in bed.

“After putting Dream Wear on the first time, I just loved it.  There is a lot more freedom of movement with it – it’s one of the best masks I’ve ever used”
John H.

The Fully Adjustable Dream Station and Fitted Masks help to reduce the non-compliance figures that exits with previously developed models.  Put simply they are just more comfortable and therefore better treat Obstructive Sleep Apnea – you can’t treat a disease if you can’t tolerate the therapy ………

Prior to the Dream Wear line of sleep products 50% of patients failed to comply with their PAP Therapy after one year and 83% failed after five years.  Although, by any means, not a walk in the park you can expect us to always make recommendations that we feel best treat your disease, but you get to make the choice.  RestfulSleep and Dr. Bouzis, not only can provide CPAP but are also providers of the most commonly used alternative to CPAP – The Oral Appliances.

Oral Appliance Therapy: is Insurance and Medicare Reimbursable

Patients diagnosed with Sleep Apnea or those that are CPAP Intolerant can now be effectively treated with an oral appliance. These are a custom-made oral mouthpiece designed to open your airway.

Talk to your Sleep Certified Dentist today!

A Provider of APAP Therapy or Oral Appliance Therapy

Stop the Snoring and Treat the Sleep Apnea

Facts and Figures of why to get your Snoring and Sleep Apnea Treated

  • 77% of those with Severe Obesity suffer with sleep apnea
  • 73% of those with Congestive Heart Failure suffer with sleep apnea
  • 72% of those with Type 2 Diabetes suffer with sleep apnea
  • 50% of those with Atrial Fibrillation suffer with sleep apnea
  • 35% of those with High Blood Pressure suffer with sleep apnea
  • 30% of those with Coronary Artery Disease suffer with sleep apnea

An individual with Sleep Apnea has a 68% increased chance of having a Stroke, a 58% increased chance of suffering from Depression and a 60% increased chance of having Metabolic Syndrome and Diabetes.    20% of the population has Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disordered Breathing yet has no clue of its danger or existence because it remains 90% undiagnosed.
Those with no Sleep Apnea and an AHI less than five have a 96% chance of living another 18 years while those with an AHI over 30, placing them in the severe range of the disease, have less than a 60% chance of living another 18 years.

We have treated patients with AHI’s ** over 102

AHI Defined: AHI (Apnea Hypopnea Index) is a measurement of the severity of Sleep Apnea measured by the number of times a patient stops breathing at night.  An AHI of 30 means a person has 30 Apnea Events per hour described and scored as follows:

  • Apneas (no airflow for 10 seconds or longer) with blood oxygen desaturations
  • Hypopneas (shallow breathing where airflow is reduced by at least 50% – lasting 10 seconds or longer) with blood oxygen desaturations
  • AHI is the score of the Apneas + the Hypopneas

A diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea is based on:

  • AHI 5-15 – Mild Sleep Apnea
  • AHI 15-30 – Moderate Sleep Apnea
  • AHI >30 – Severe Sleep Apnea

Regardless of whether the OSA is Mild. Moderate or Severe it all needs to be addressed because it is a Progressive Disease.

Sleep apnea and snoring issues are most commonly caused by a blockage in the airway, which slows or stops breathing while your body is at rest. At RestfulSleep Wyoming, Dr. John L. Bouzis offers positive airway pressure (PAP), which is generally considered to be the most effective treatment of sleep apnea, especially for the very severe cases. The goal of this treatment is to keep the airway from collapsing using air pressure through a machine that sits on your bedside table. The Dream Station APAP (automatic positive airway pressure), contains a new, smart technology for the CPAP that automatically adjusts the air pressure based on your needs. We can discuss both APAP options and Oral Appliance options at our practice to help you decide on which treatment would be best for you.

Our Office
130 N Ash St #202,
Casper, WY 82601

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