Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is a serious sleep-related disorder that affects the way that you breathe at night. During sleep apnea, the soft tissues at the back of the throat relax and cover the upper airway. This causes short pauses to your breathing while you sleep, which then causes you to wake up multiple times throughout the night. Sleep apnea can cause restlessness, exhaustion and has even been linked to other health disorders.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
If you fail to treat your sleep apnea, you’ll notice that your quality of life suffers. You may not have the energy to do what you want or need to do, which can have a severe impact on your relationships and career. Because sleep apnea can cause other health problems to develop, it is important to treat it as soon as possible. Thankfully, we use a simple oral device to treat sleep apnea, which can be more comfortable than wearing a large CPAP machine.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Most patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea can benefit from the type of oral device that we use to treat the condition. To determine if you would benefit from this treatment, we’ll review your health and medical history as well as any sleep study tests that you’ve had done in the past. With this knowledge, we will be able to determine if you would benefit from this type of treatment.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
The process begins with impressions that are used to make your new sleep apnea oral device. We then fit you with this device to ensure that it fits well. Once the fit is perfect, you’ll be instructed on how to place and remove the device each night. In order for the device to work effectively, it has to be worn every time that you sleep. This device works by opening up the upper airway, which makes it easier for you to breathe during the night. You should remove the appliance each morning and clean it thoroughly to remove bacteria and odors.
If you are suffering from sleep apnea and want to learn more about treatment, call us today to speak with one of our friendly team members.