Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is one of the more serious sleep-related disorders in the world. It affects millions of people worldwide, and can lead to a range of medical conditions, in addition to causing loud, disruptive snoring. Sleep apnea treatment can easily be accomplished by using a simple mouth guard-like oral device. These devices are easier to wear when compared to a CPAP machine, and are just as effective.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
If you continually fail to treat your sleep apnea, it will eventually begin to affect your quality of life. You may feel exhausted throughout the day, and find it difficult to spend time with family and friends, or concentrate on work. With sleep apnea, you are more susceptible to developing other conditions such as type two diabetes and heart disease. Treatment is easy and effective when using an oral device that is worn each night.
Who is a candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
We can go over your medical history and sleep study reports to determine if you might need sleep apnea treatment. Most patients who have mild to moderate sleep apnea will benefit from this type of treatment. We recommend treatment if you have sleep apnea symptoms such as loud snoring and daytime exhaustion and lethargy. With the help of an exam, we can identify problems associated with your sleep apnea to determine the best type of treatment device for you.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Impressions are taken and used to make your very own oral device. This device is fitted to your mouth to ensure it’s comfortable. The device is worn like a mouth guard, but it works by holding your jaw in a position that opens up your airway. This makes it easier for you to sleep and breathe at night, and reduces loud snoring. You will need to wear the device nightly so that it’s effective. You can have the device replaced whenever it shows signs of disrepair or damage.
If you think you might need treatment for your sleep apnea, call our office today and we will be happy to answer your questions.