SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LARKSPUR, CA--(Marketwire - Feb 13, 2013) - It's a staggering statistic, but "80% of couples sleep apart when one person snores," says Dr. Mehrdad Razavi, MD and Medical Director of Reve Sleep.
Sleep disorders are a growing problem. 24% of men and 10% of women suffer from some form, which negatively impact their health. But until now, diagnosis required staying overnight at a sleep center, and treatment required wearing a mask-like device attached to a machine. Now the hundreds of thousands of people in the Bay Area suffering from snoring or sleep apnea can turn to Reve Sleep, which today announced the opening of its first two centers in the Bay Area. Reve Sleep uses the latest advancements in insurance-covered diagnosis and treatment -- from home sleep testing, to using smaller, less obtrusive technology for treatment -- all managed by a comprehensive, customized approach developed by physicians and dentists working together to diagnose and treat sleep disorder sufferers.
Sleep disorders can affect the ability of patients, and their partners, to get proper rest, in turn impacting productivity and increasing risks of hypertension, stroke, heart failure, diabetes, migraines and depression. The standard approach to treating sleep disorders is fragmented and can be complicated, requiring patients to visit different centers for diagnosis and treatment. Reve Sleep offers quicker, more coordinated care, because the center combines both medical and dental branches of care for sleep disorders.
"Sleep disorders are very widespread and treatment can greatly improve the lives of sufferers," said Leslie Silverman, DDS, Dental Director and co-founder of Reve Sleep. "We wanted to provide a truly collaborative and comprehensive approach -- with the healthcare providers and the patient in one place, to find the best course of treatment so the patient can get back to living a healthy, happy life."
Up to 54% of patients abandon their snoring or sleep apnea treatments, due to the hassle in diagnosis and treatment process. To address the problem, Reve Sleep offers not only home sleep testing, but also an alternative to CPAP, Oral Appliance Therapy (OAT), a sports-mouth-guard-like medical device that can cure the vast majority of snoring sufferers as well as manage mild-moderate sleep apnea.
"It can be hard to find the best treatment option. By having both dentists and physicians in one place, working for the patient, people are able to get the solution that works best for them," said Mehrdad Razavi, MD, Medical Director of Reve Sleep. "It's incredibly and profoundly sad because many don't realize there is treatment for snoring available that can be fairly straightforward and very effective."
"Technology for sleep disorders has come of age -- from easier diagnosis with home sleep tests to using tried and true treatments such as the simple OAT mouth guard, which is starting to really gain awareness," said Josh Silverman, lead investor of Reve Sleep. "Reve Sleep is committed to using the best-in-class, medical insurance-covered treatment options."
Reve Sleep is seeing patients now at their San Francisco and Marin locations: 450 Sutter Street, Suite 2428, San Francisco, CA 94108; and 5 Bon Air Road, Suite C-116, Larkspur, CA, 94939.
Sleep Apnea Symptoms: http://revesleep.com/symptoms-of-sleep-apnea/
Sleep Apnea Self-Test: http://revesleep.com/sleep-apnea-self-test/
Approach to Treatment: http://revesleep.com/sleep-apnea-treatment/
About Reve Sleep
Reve (pronounced REV) Sleep Centers offers comprehensive cost-effective diagnosis, non-surgical treatment, and individualized follow-up care for snoring and Sleep Apnea. Reve Sleep is headed up by Mehrdad Razavi, MD, DABPN, DABMS and founder Leslie Silverman, DDS, to offer expertise in both diagnosis and treatment as an all-inclusive one-stop solution. Centers are located in San Francisco and in Larkspur, California. Visit us at www.revesleep.com or call 415.233.4402.