Oral Solutions for Snoring and Sleep Apnea.
"Sleep is the chief nourisher of life’s feast"
William Shakespeare, Macbeth
Love My Sleep was born out of a passion for helping people. After practicing general dentistry for over thirty-five years, Dr. Stephen Lipinski sought new opportunities to continue helping his patients lead healthier, happier lives.
When his fascination with sleep apnea turned into expertise, Dr. Lipinski began using the latest in dental technology to improve his patient’s sleep.
Dr Lipinski works collaboratively with your medical sleep specialist to achieve interdisciplinary personalized patient care. A treatment plan is developed to integrate clinical evidence with patient values and preferences.
Stephen Emil Lipinski, Doctor of Dental Surgery,
Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine
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Your sleep doctor has recommended an oral appliance to manage snoring and sleep apnea
Your family and/or spouse are complaining of your snoring and you would like to speak to a trained professional about it.
You are having trouble wearing your CPAP and just cannot get used to it
Please fax to 855-395-0788
Your only option for oral health care for your loved one with special needs is within a hospital setting
You are an existing patient
You are a health care professional and would like to speak with Dr Lipinski and/or assistant Mandy about a patient or hospital protocol
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Tell-tale signs of increased risk of suffering from sleep apnea
Loud repeated snoring when sleeping
Excessive daytime sleepiness
Witnessed stopping of breathing while sleeping
Waking from sleep gasping or choking
Poorly controlled high blood pressure
Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
One in four Canadians suffer from some form of Sleep Apnea. Only 10% are diagnosed
Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) is the intermittent collapse of the upper airway muscles when sleeping.
This leads to fragmented sleep and drops in oxygen levels when sleeping.
Untreated, serious health and quality of life issues may result, such as:
High Blood Pressure
Type 2 Diabetes
Mistakes at Work
Near-misses While Driving an Automobile
Lack of Energy
Watch as this gentleman, while sleeping, obstructs his airway when taking a breath. He tries to breathe as can be seen by his chest moving up and down, but no air is getting into his lungs. Oxygen levels begin to drop, blood pressure rises and heart rate increases until the brain, sensing that something is wrong, sends a strong message to the upper airway muscles to contract and open the airway.
This results in a micro-arousal or change in sleep state, allowing for a few rapid breaths (hyperventilation) until oxygen levels return to normal and sleep begins again. With Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA), this occurs over and over again throughout the night, interrupting normal sleep.