Veteran's Day Marks One Year of Better Sleep In Hamilton, New Jersey

Published November 9th, 2022
After a successful first year, veteran McGuire Air Force captain Dr. Alina Lyons and her dream team at Better Sleep Inc. in Hamilton, New Jersey have a lot to celebrate! Treating sleep-related disturbances, snoring and obstructive sleep apnea comes naturally for Dr. Lyons who has over thirty years of experience as a dentist and a separate dental practice located in Bordentown, New Jersey. So one might ask, what does treating snoring and obstructive sleep apnea have to do with practicing dentistry? The answer may surprise you.
Oral appliace therapy is an effective and customizable treatment for snoring and obstructive sleep apnea. An oral appliance fits over your teeth much like a retainer, however it is customized to your teeth and “bite” and can be slowly adjusted or “titrated” to provided an unobstructed airway while you sleep. This is achieved by supporting your jaw in a forward position. For example, if you were to try and make the “snoring sound,” this is easily done with your jaw in a relaxed position. If you protrude your jaw forward and try to make the same sound, you will find it much more dificult! Oral appliance therapy can be used alone or combined with C-PAP therapy and serves as an alternative for those who are C-PAP non-compliant. For frequent travelers it’s a welcome and portable alternative to C-PAP as well.
Understanding the link between dentistry and sleep medicine has never been more important! An estimated 22 milion Americans suffer from sleep apnea and this is a growing problem. Sleep duration and sleep quality are at the forefront of a growing movement recognizing the importance of sleep in every single aspect of our health. The inclusion of sleep into the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7 as an eighth metric in relation to risks for cardiovascular disease solidifies this assertion.
So what could be better than an option for treating OSA available, right now, in Hamilton, New Jersey? What if you could go to one place to be directed to a path to wellness for all sleep related ailments? Better Sleep Inc. works with several other practitioners in the Hamilton area that can provide everything from C-PAP therapy, Inspire implants, treatment for restless leg syndrome, even CBD and other natural remedies for anxiety, etc. In short, when practitioners work together, the patient wins. Dr. Alina Lyons and her staff not only provide oral appliance therapy, but a comprehensive understanding of cutting edge technology and it’s ability to customize patient care and ascertain the appropriate and sometimes life saving intervening treatment.