Improving Sleep with Custom Treatment
Obstructive sleep apnea is a condition characterized by frequent cessations in breathing during sleep. Obstruction is caused when the upper airway is blocked due to relaxed throat muscles, large tongue or tonsils, or a small jaw. If excessive snoring or waking gasping for breath describes your nights, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. While only a sleep physician can diagnose sleep apnea, we specialize in treating sleep apnea with personalized methods and appliances that improve your quality of sleep and help protect your overall health.
Symptoms of Sleep Apnea
- Daytime fatigue
- Weight gain
- Dry mouth or throat
- Chronic headaches
- Mood swings
Comprehensive Sleep Apnea Treatment
We treat patients suffering from sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy. This treatment involves wearing a customized, removable oral appliance at night that holds the tongue or lower jaw forward to prevent obstruction of the airways. Oral appliances are often preferred by qualifying patients who dislike or are intolerant of CPAP machines, as oral appliances are small, portable, and not disruptive. Oral appliance therapy has proven to be a beneficial type of treatment option for many patients with mild to moderate obstructive sleep apnea.
The Positive Impact of Restful Sleep
One of the most recognized results of sleep apnea treatment is an improved quality of sleep. Restful sleep naturally eliminates common symptoms of sleep apnea, such as daytime fatigue and mood swings. Furthermore, a good night’s sleep reduces your risk for health complications associated with the fragmented sleep characteristic of sleep apnea, including high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, depression, and stroke. Overall, proper treatment of sleep apnea provides patients with a drastic increase in the quality of their lives because they are able to have the restful sleep necessary to function throughout the day. For many of our patients who have received custom treatment, they see a significant improvement in a restful sleep and level of energy during the day!