Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea affects millions of people around the world. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused when the soft tissues at the back of the throat are able to relax. This can cause the person with sleep apnea to wake up frequently throughout the night to catch their breath. In most cases, patients who have this condition will snore loudly throughout the night. We offer a simple oral device that can be worn to keep the airway open while you sleep.
Why would Sleep Apnea Treatment be needed?
If you fail to treat sleep apnea, your symptoms can get to the point that they have an impact on your daily life. Because you’re not sleeping properly, you might be too tired during the day to work or spend time with your family. You might deal with anxiety, depression and lack of cognitive ability, which can even make it difficult and dangerous to drive a car. By treating sleep apnea, you’re taking a proactive step to bettering your health.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
The best patients for this specific type of treatment are those with only mild to moderate sleep apnea. If you have more severe symptoms, it is a good idea to talk to your doctor about possible treatment options. Sleep apnea should be treated as early on as possible. Many of our patients have found that wearing an oral device is easier and more comfortable when compared to a CPAP machine.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
The sleep apnea treatment process will begin with a consultation. We will review your health and medical history and determine if this treatment option is right for you. We then take impressions of your mouth and use these to make a new oral device. The oral device is made to fit comfortably, and it should be worn nightly in order for it to be effective. Sleep apnea devices work by opening up the airway, which prevents the soft tissues from collapsing while you sleep.
If you think you might benefit from sleep apnea treatment, call our office today to schedule a consultation appointment.