Frequently Asked Questions
Obstructive Sleep Apnea
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is a serious medical condition and it is reported more than 30 million Americans have symptoms. Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the most common type and 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 make an appointment with a sleep professional for a consultation. Click HERE to learn more.
How does Obstructive Sleep Apnea occur?
When Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) 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 a large tongue or a small jaw, your chances of OSA increase. Check your tongue size in the mirror.
What are the symptoms of Sleep Apnea?
Common symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) include, but are not limited to, loud and chronic snoring and daytime sleepiness. Learn more about symptoms.
How can I check if I have Sleep Apnea?
The first step is to make an appointment for consultation with a sleep specialist. Good news! We can help you connect with a network of our licensed sleep specialist partners. Schedule your virtual consultation today!
How do Whole You™ Sleep Appliance products work?
Watch our video to learn more.
How is a Whole You™ Sleep Appliance product and a Boil & Bite over-the-counter mouthpiece different?
While Boil & Bite mouthpieces may be used to relieve snoring or teeth grinding, they are not meant to treat medical condition like Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). The Whole You™ Sleep Appliance is FDA cleared medical devices prescribed specifically for the treatment of OSA.
Is Whole You™ Sleep Appliance comfortable to wear?
Whole You™ offers different types of oral devices based on your individual needs, customized to deliver successful treatment and comfort. Whole You™ Sleep Appliance products allow you to sleep in any position you’d like (including on your side) and with your partner. Hear what our Whole You™ Sleepers have to say.
Are Whole You™ Sleep Appliance products FDA cleared?
Yes, Whole You™ Sleep Appliance products are FDA cleared for snoring and sleep apnea.
Can I use a Whole You™ Sleep Appliance product instead of a CPAP machine?
American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) recommends oral devices like Whole You™ Sleep Appliance as a treatmemt option for patients with mild to moderate Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). If you have severe OSA, a Whole You™ Sleep Appliance product can be considered as an alternative option when you are intolerant to or not successful with CPAP treatment. Please have a discussion with a sleep specialist to determine the most suitable treatment for you.
I need to report I’m compliantly using my sleep apnea treatment. Can oral appliance help?
Whole You™ offers devices with a compliance chip embedded in, so you can monitor and report your treatment. Discuss your dentist about the option.
Diagnosis & Prescription
How can I start using Whole You™ Sleep Appliance? I’ve never been diagnosed and have no prescription.
If you have never been diagnosed and/or have no prescription for an Oral Appliance Therapy, you can start with a consultation with a sleep specialist to get a prescription. We’re here to help – we can connect you with a network of our licensed sleep specialist partners. Schedule a virtual consultation today!
How can I start using Whole You™ Sleep Appliance? I have a prescription for Oral Appliance Therapy.
Whole You™ works with dentists across the nation who are experienced in Oral Appliance Therapy. Contact us to find a Whole You™ Sleep Appliance provider near you.
How and where can I get Whole You™ Sleep Appliance?
Whole You™ Sleep Appliance products 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.
Can I get a prescription even if I have TMJ (temporomandibular joint)?
In many cases, Oral Appliance Therapy can actually make TMJ symptoms better if the device is inserted properly. Good news- many Whole You™ providers are also experts in TMJ treatment, so they can help develop a treatment plan most suited for you. If you are interested, contact us to find a provider near you.
I am diagnosed with Obstructive Sleep Apnea and have been prescribed a CPAP, but it’s hard for me to wear and sleep. Can I get Whole You™ Sleep Appliance?
Oral Appliance Therapy can be an alternative treatment option for patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) who are intolerant to CPAP therapy. Whole You™ works with dentists across the nation who are experienced in Oral Appliance Therapy. Contact us to find a Whole You™ Sleep Appliance provider near you.
Do I need a new sleep study to get Whole You™ Sleep Appliance?
A new sleep study is not required if you have a copy of a valid sleep study (one completed within the last 3 years). With proof of your valid sleep study, you can receive a prescription for Oral Appliance Therapy. Our licensed sleep professional partner will analyze your sleep study and write a prescription, if you are a candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy, at $95 upon virtual consultation.
What is a valid sleep study?
A valid sleep study is one completed within the last 3 years, which has been signed by a board certified sleep specialist. A valid sleep study is required for both a prescription of Oral Appliance Therapy and the reimbursement of your Oral Appliance Therapy from your medical insurance plan. If you don’t have a valid sleep study, one of our licensed sleep specialist partners can provide a new sleep study for $250 of cash pay, if not covered by insurance.
What should I do if I don’t have a copy of the sleep study?
First, you can try to contact the sleep center or the doctor who performed your sleep study and ask them for a copy. If you are not able to collect the copy, then one of our licensed sleep specialist partners can help you get a new sleep study (home sleep test) through a virtual consultation.
Is an oral appliance prescription guaranteed after I sign up?
Dental devices like Whole You™ Sleep Appliance are usually prescribed for a patient with mild and moderate obstructive sleep apnea and also for a patient with severe obstructive sleep apnea if CPAP has been tried and not tolerated or if the patient refuses CPAP. Our licensed sleep specialists will make sure there are no medical reasons to avoid a dental device as the treatment option. If this is the case, they may also suggest some alternatives for you.
Cost & Insurance
How do I know if my insurance covers the cost of Whole You™ Sleep Appliance?
Whole You™ Sleep Appliance products are accepted under most medical insurance and Medicare. Whole You™ works with dentists across the nation who are experienced in managing treatment and medical insurance billing, particularly for sleep apnea patients, and some of them offer a free consultation. Get started by calling our toll free number at 1-800 NEW MORNING or use our contact form.
How much does Whole You™ Sleep Appliance cost?
Our devices are sold to dentists only and we are not able to disclose device cost as each dentist will charge your overall treatment cost and our device is a part of the total treatment cost. Further, your treatment cost varies depending on your medical insurance plan. If you are interested in starting treatment, we’re happy to connect you with a Whole You™ Sleep Appliance provider near you to discuss your treatment plan and medical insurance coverage.
How much does a sleep study / prescription cost?
In order to get a new sleep study, you first need to get a prescription to conduct the study. One of our licensed sleep specialists partners can offer an initial 30-minute virtual consultation for $95. If a home sleep test is recommended during your consultation, the test will be shipped directly to your home for $250 of cash pay (if not covered by insurance), for a total cost of $345. This $345 includes analysis of your sleep study and a prescription for Oral Appliance Therapy.
Can I use Whole You™ Sleep Appliance if I have dentures?
Rest assured Whole You™ Sleep Appliance can be used with dentures for the sleep apnea treatment. As oral and dental conditions vary by person, we recommend consulting your dentist or local sleep health professional to discuss about the best option for you. If you are interested in being connected with a provider, please contact us to find a Whole You™ Sleep Appliance provider near you.
What should I do when I have to get dental work done, including clear aligners?
If you are currently using or plan to use Whole You™ Sleep Appliance, we encourage you to speak to your dentist who treats your sleep apnea to evaluate the severity of your OSA and make decisions regarding dental procedures. Since an oral device is custom designed for you with a precise fit, dental changes may affect the fit of your device, especially in the case of the clear aligners.
Do you have any testimonials?
Yes. Many people across the nation are getting back to a restful sleep with successful treatment. Hear their stories as they escape the sleep apnea fog and live the life that makes them whole.
How do I wear my oral device?
Learn how to confidently and correctly wear your device every night HERE.
Find a local Whole YouTM provider.
Call our toll free number at 1-800 NEW MORNING or fill in our contact form.