Most mornings you stare into your coffee cup, wait for a headache to subside and apologize to your partner for snoring the night before.
You’ve tried plenty of gimmicks, and have a growing collection of over-the-counter mouth guards, nasal strips, nasal dilators, and even a jaw strap piled in a drawer. The thought of using a CPAP fills you with dread.
The looming threat of worsening related health problems like high blood pressure, depression, stroke, cardiovascular disease, and even impotence (shudder) leaves you – and your partner – panicked.
You know that snoring and sleep apnea are hurting you, and you hate that it affects your relationships.
All you want is a good night’s sleep–for you and your partner!
If you could just snore less and sleep well, everything would be better.
You’d rise with a spring in your step, skip your 2nd cup of coffee, and enjoy your mornings chatting with your partner about your plans for the day. You might even be able to exercise without feeling like the living dead.
There’s something more effective than your drawer full of gimmicks:
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy is like physical therapy
for your mouth and face.
Our therapists use sensory-motor strategies and muscle building exercises to improve:
Oral resting posture
Improving your skills in these areas, with extra emphasis on correct oral resting posture, is the key to maintaining a wide open airway during sleep.
Orofacial Myofunctional Therapy can help you get a good night’s sleep.
Sleep soundly- possibly without any devices.
Wake up with more energy and fewer caffeine-induced side effects.
Enjoy easier relationships- no more navigating who’s sleeping where.
Start your day with enthusiasm for your work and your life.
Feel confident that you’re taking care of your future health.
Not treating your sleep apnea can lead to:*
|High Blood Pressure||Metabolic Syndrome and Type II Diabetes|
|Coronary artery disease||Impotence and Sexual Dysfunction|
|Stroke||Increased risk of car accidents and work related accidents|
But, research shows that orofacial myofunctional therapy can improve sleep-disordered breathing by 50%.*
When you work with us, we’ll take a close look at how your jaw, lips, and tongue work for you (or against you) when it comes to keeping your airway open when you sleep.
We’ll teach you the best strategies to improve your muscle tone and oral resting posture. No more gimmicks.
We’ll give you our honest opinion about any structural challenges you may be facing and help you find providers that you trust.
We’ll be with you every step of the way, troubleshooting issues and adjusting our approach for you to have the best possible sleep.
How soon will I (or my partner) notice results?
Everyone has different advantages and disadvantages when it comes to their facial structure and function. Some patients benefit hugely from orofacial myofunctional therapy. Some patients don’t benefit as obviously due to their own unique anatomical structures.
But every patient walks away with a solid understanding of what their jaw, lips, and tongue need to be doing while they sleep so that their airway is protected.
This is why over the counter anti-snoring devices rarely work.
Really? Only 50% improvement? Why try, if it won’t fix everything?
What does 50% improvement actually look like?
A 50% improvement can be the difference that prevents the need for surgery or opens the door to less invasive treatments. Some patients who have used CPAPs for years are able to switch to a more comfortable mandibular advancement device after completing therapy. Some patients who have been using a mandibular advancement device might not need anything after completing therapy!
Will orofacial myofunctional therapy be effective via telehealth?
Yes! Telehealth has always been an option at Spark Therapy Collective and we used to provide hybrid in person and telehealth services. But in 2020 we moved our entire practice online and haven’t looked back since.
Nothing beats the convenience of telehealth and our patients still make great progress (as long as they do their homework) and we can still do 90% of everything we would do in person. When physical touch is required, we’ll guide you through the tactile cues, sensory strategies, exercises and/or stretches that may benefit you. Then, if you need more manual therapy, we will refer you to a variety of skilled providers (physical therapists, massage therapists, myofascial release providers, etc.) exactly as we would if you were being seen in person.