Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Love to Tweet? Follow the AADSM on Twitter!

The AADSM has launched into the Twittersphere!

You can get all the latest dental sleep medicine (DSM) updates by following @AADSMorg.

Like the Official Blog of the AADSM, @AADSMorg aims to relay the latest news in DSM in down-to-earth language. Followers will be keyed into important new research and useful patient tools.

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a serious medical condition. Luckily, oral appliance therapy can safely and effectively treat many apnea patients.

It is important to talk with your sleep physician and dentist to see if an oral appliance (OA) can treat your apnea. Dentists trained in dental sleep medicine can help you choose which oral appliance is best for you specifically.

Oral appliance therapy is indicated for mild to moderate OSA patients if they prefer it to CPAP, the standard treatment therapy, cannot tolerate CPAP, or are unable to use positional therapy or weight loss to control their apnea. OAs are also recommended for severe OSA patients if they cannot tolerate CPAP.

Resources like this blog and @AADSMorg are here to help you better understand sleep apnea and oral appliance therapy.

The AADSM looks forward to tweeting with you!

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The Official Blog of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine (AADSM) is intended as an information source only. Content of this blog should not be used for self-diagnosis or treatment, and it is not a substitute for medical care, which should be provided by the appropriate health care professional. If you suspect you have a sleep-related breathing disorder, such as obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), you should consult your personal physician or visit an AASM-accredited sleep disorders center. The AADSM, and the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, as the managing agent of the AADSM, assume no liability for the information contained on the Official Blog of the AADSM or for its use.