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Some Sleep Apnea Patients Consider Alternative Treatment

November 30th, 2010

It’s estimated that 18 million Americans suffer from sleep apnea. The sleep disorder can lead to heart problems and other health issues. A CPAP is considered the gold standard of treatment. But many patients cannot tolerate the machine. The cost of the dental appliance is about the same as the CPAP machine. Some insurers cover the device, but may require patients with severe sleep apnea to first try the CPAP. News 8 On Your Side medical reporter Susan Shapiro looks at the alternative that’s helping many people.

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