Questions and Answers

Sleep apnea questions and answers

Q:  What are some massages and exercises I can do to help with using the oral device?

Take a look at this video for some recommendations.

Q:  I have sleep apnea, but I am not tired at all! My wife says I snore, but I don’t believe it.

If you have been diagnosed with sleep apnea and don’t feel tired, that means your body is compensating for the lack of sleep and lack of air by working extra hard to give you the oxygen you need. Because of the increased load on the body, sleep apnea is considered the silent killer as it is associated with many serious disorders. 


Q: I was diagnosed with sleep apnea a long time ago. Is it too late to do something about it now?

Chances are that the sleep apnea is still present, especially if you still have the typical symptoms of fatigue and morning grogginess. And yes, you can and should do something now! Learn about the common symptoms of sleep apnea.


Q:  What if I don’t have sleep apnea, but I just snore loudly?

The fact is, that unless you have a sleep study there is no knowing if you actually stop breathing in the night. Sleep tests are administered in a sleep center, or can also be home test units which are dispensed at a sleep center. If it turns out that there is no apnea, an oral device is the ideal treatment for to help you stop snoring.


Q: What are the health problems I could develop with sleep apnea?

Because our bodies and minds depend on oxygen for growth and support, the chronic lack of it, combined with the nightly struggle and wakefulness result in many dire health consequences. Some of these are: stroke, diabetes, heart attack, heart rate abnormalities, lack of libido or impotence, elevated blood pressure, depression and anxiety, acid reflux, and others. Learn more about the health risks here.


Q: How do I know if the oral device is working?

Dr. Sever can provide a home sleep test to verify that the oral device is allowing you to breathe fully and sleep soundly. The home sleep test is a convenient way to record sleep and breathing and is a wireless, easy to use device. Based on your results Dr. Sever may adjust the appliance in order to provide maximum effectiveness and benefit to you. Dr. Daniela Sever will work closely with your sleep physician or your primary care doctor to ensure the best treatment. Here’s what to expect.


Q: Which oral device will I get?

There are multiple and varied oral devices available. They are all custom fit to your mouth and facial structures and we ensure that the fit is accurate. Every oral device is thin like a retainer and it allow s you to talk, drink, and move your jaw while it is in your mouth. Based on your individual needs, Dr. Sever will determine the most appropriate model for you.  See your oral appliance options.


Q: OK! I want help with my sleep apnea! Where do I start?

Great! Contact our offices for a free, no obligation consultation to see if you could be a candidate for our sleep apnea treatment. Call 617-328-4050 or email