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Frequently Asked Questions

What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), the major type of Sleep Apnea, is a serious medical condition that affects more than 18 million Americans. When you have OSA, you repeatedly stop breathing during your sleep and that can impact every aspect of your life. If you or your partner snores or gasps during sleep, it could be a sign of OSA. If you have symptoms of OSA, you should visit a sleep professional for a consultation.

How does Obstructive Sleep Apnea occur?

When Obstructive Sleep Apnea occurs, the tongue and soft palate collapse onto the back of the throat and block the airway which restricts the flow of oxygen. If you have an large tongue or a small jaw, the chance is higher that you could suffer from OSA. Check your tongue size in the mirror.

How does Whole You Sleep Appliance work for Obstructive Sleep Apnea?

Whole You Sleep Appliances are oral appliances that you wear during sleep. It moves the lower jaw and tongue forward to open the airway, allowing for smoother breathing . Learn more about how it works.

Is the Whole You Sleep Appliance comfortable to wear?

Whole You offers 6 different types of appliances based on your individual needs. Each appliance is custom made to deliver successful treatment and comfort. With Whole You Sleep Appliances, you can sleep in any position you like (including on your side) and with your partner. Hear what users have to say.

Can I open my mouth while wearing Whole You Sleep Appliance?

Yes. You can *speak or drink water while wearing a Whole You Sleep Appliance. Click here to see what current users are saying.
*Level of ability to speak or drink water varies from person to person.

How and where can I get Whole You Sleep Appliance?

Whole You Sleep Appliances are prescribed by specialized dentists who have extensive knowledge and expertise in dental sleep medicine. Contact us to find a Whole You Sleep Appliance provider near you.

How do I know if my insurance covers the cost of making Whole You Sleep Appliance?

Whole You Sleep Appliances are accepted under most medical insurances and Medicare. Please talk with your dentist to verify which insurances are covered within his/her practice.

How much does a Whole You Sleep Appliance cost?

The price of a Sleep Appliance varies per case, because dentists may bill per entire treatment plan which may include the sleep study, diagnostic work, cost of Sleep Appliance etc. Please discuss with your dentist for the detailed cost. Please note that device is covered under medical insurance and not dental insurance. It is also covered by Medicare.

Are Whole You Sleep Appliances FDA cleared?

Yes, all Whole You Sleep Appliances are cleared by FDA.

Can I use a Whole You Sleep Appliance instead of CPAP?

If you have mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), a Whole You Sleep Appliance is one treatment option. If you have severe OSA, the primary treatment is CPAP and a Whole You Sleep Appliance can be considered as an alternative option when you are intolerant to or not successful with CPAP treatment. Please discuss with a sleep specialist to determine the most suitable treatment for you.

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