Sleep Apnea Relief – Alternative Treatment to CPAP Machine!

(upbeat music) – [Interviewer] Can you
demonstrate on Mr. Bones, there? – Mr. Bones, I’d be glad to. I will tell you, he’s a little stiff, and what I mean by that, no pun intended, the jaw opening on this one and this model is actually pretty tight. But for the procedure itself, it’s just as simple as we
have learned the neatest trick to keep people kinda calm about this. And my mentor who taught me this trick was just incredibly smart
for doing it this way. When a patient opens their mouth, we have to pull the
tongue out a little bit and just hold it in that position. We have the patient hold their own tongue. It’s amazing the difference in
how much more calm people are when they’re actually part of it. – [Interviewer] I can see why
you can’t quite demonstrate. – Cannot demonstrate. – [Interviewer] Does not have
any of the necessary assets. – He doesn’t have a tongue, first of all, but also too, I mean,
pretty much you’ve gotta get a good opening in there
to work in the mouth. – [Interviewer] Does that hurt? What does that feel like? – As far as the procedure itself, they don’t feel anything of this procedure because of the local anesthetic
numbing everything up. – [Interviewer] Does that
effect speaking in any way? It feels like that would
kinda of mess it all up. – How does it effect speaking? It really depends. It depends on the spouse
and how much they want me to let it affect the speech. (laughing) – All joking aside, I mean seriously. – [Interviewer] People still talk. – Yeah, I seriously had
some wives in here just go, “can you make sure he can’t
talk for a couple of days?” But obviously not the goal,
we’re gonna treat everybody the same. So I mean as soon as we do the anesthesia, the local anesthesia
with the tiny injections, immediately the speech
is a little bit impaired, but people are able to talk. But I have personally seen
zero long term speech problems that have resulted from this procedure. So short term issues for
obstructive sleep apnea are usually centered around, well usually the spouse is
complaining about snoring in a lot of cases but not always, people are complaining of fatigue, or they fall asleep very
easily in dangerous situations such as driving or even just
sitting down to watch TV they’re dozing off. Also, memory problems are
another short term thing that people will present with. But one of the biggest things
that is probably ignored is just the general mood. A lot of people with
obstructive sleep apnea present with symptoms of
anxiety and even depression. Could obstructive sleep
apnea potentially lead to sudden death and I just
don’t wake up one morning? Yes the risk is there, but
the literature now shows us that we need to be much
more concerned about events that the apnea events can trigger. Especially in the last
two hours of your sleep. And lead to higher events
of heart attack and stroke, which tend to occur in the morning times. I don’t know, I mean John, I’ve never quite looked up
what your cause of death was. No, okay. We can look that up later. The second obstruction is, a lot of people are like, “even if I get diagnosed, I’m
not gonna wear that big mask “when I go to bed at night.” When it’s the right treatment,
it’s the right treatment. And when it’s not, we actually
have alternatives to that treatment and that is a big
barrier for a lot of people that we can overcome. – [Interviewer] How long does it take? Does it take awhile? – It’s fast, I mean,
be prepared to be here an hour to an hour and a half for each of the five treatments, but what I’ll tell you is
the actual procedure itself where we actually get in
here and we actually treat the tongue, it’s probably about
two and a half minutes. It’s that fast. – [Interviewer] It might take like, four months, but that’s a
lot better than a life time on a c-pap. – It is you know, and it’s interesting, I’ve had people with as
little as one treatment come in and say, “I’m dreaming more”. Now I call dreaming the
poor man’s sleep study because as you’re going
through upper levels of sleep and deeper and deeper and deeper, you actually pass through REM sleep and stage three to get to stage four sleep where you really recharge your batteries. So when people tell me, “I’m dreaming again for
the first time in years” that’s telling me they’re
getting deeper sleep and they’re starting to get responses. Really, the big number I focus
on is percent of success. A lot of procedures and
surgeries for sleep apnea only register a 40 to 45% cure rate, or ability to have an impact.
– [Interviewer] Seriously? – Yeah but I’ll tell you when
you’re somebody faced with having to where the most
unsexy thing to bed at night you’ve ever had to wear before, I’ve been married for 25
years and I still don’t, I still had an issue with it. – [Interviewer] You’re choking him. – I’m choking him but he’s
seen worse days obviously. So since we invented it and we refined it, that’s why we’re very secretive
about the whole thing. It’s FDA approved, it’s
covered by Medicare and a lot of commercial insurances. So don’t get me wrong, we’re
not experimenting on patients. We just found a way to
make a better mouse trap and for that the patients
are gonna benefit. And you just took one more
obstacle out of the way for people seeking out the
diagnosis and getting treatment. And you can have a huge
impact like I said. Reducing the risk of
heart attack and stroke, having people feel better, get of the anti-depressants, reduce their blood pressure medications. It’s phenomenal to see the body start taking care of itself again once it starts sleeping
like it’s supposed to. – [Interviewer] That’s spectacular. Well thank you for showing us this. – Absolutely, John, thank you for helping. – [Interviewer] Whatever he did. – Yeah, whatever you did. He’s kind of the quiet type. So, that’s just one option
of the many treatments that we can do for
obstructive sleep apnea. It’s one of my favorite. But at this point a lot of people have probably heard
something in these videos that rings true to them, for themselves or maybe a family member. So what do you do? If you go to our url, and you search out any of our providers at any of our locations you’re gonna find a skilled
professional that’s gonna know about sleep, sleep apnea,
how to diagnose it, and what your treatment options are. If not, they will get you centralized to one of our locations that
will be able to help you. Look, what you don’t
wanna do is wait too long. That answer is absolutely dead wrong, right John? Thanks for watching Health
Care Associates of Texas. (upbeat music) – I know it’s been awhile
since we dug you up, but have you seen the kids lately? They’re getting so big. That’s the youngest, you
gotta remember him right? Or maybe you don’t. He’s growing up, so big, 12 years old now, 12. We’re getting old John. You definitely are getting old but, we’re all getting old. I have no idea who this kid is. I have no idea why this kid’s on my phone. (laughs) I really don’t.

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