Sleep Apnea Treatment
What is Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea is one of the most common sleep-related breathing disorders. While you sleep, the upper airway continually closes, which can cause you to wake up at all hours of the night. You may feel exhausted, irritable and lethargic during the day if you have sleep apnea. Treatment can involve both surgical as well as non-surgical options that helps to alleviate the symptoms of sleep apnea.
Why is Sleep Apnea Treatment needed?
If left untreated, sleep apnea can cause a variety of health problems that stem from your inability to sleep thoroughly throughout the night as well as the cessations in your breathing. Treatment is often easier and more comfortable for patients who may be used to using a CPAP machine each night. Treatment can help you to breathe easier while you sleep, which will allow you to get a full night of rest and be ready to take on the day. Treatment is often recommended for patients with mild to severe sleep apnea symptoms.
What makes you a good candidate for Sleep Apnea Treatment?
To determine if you’re a good candidate for sleep apnea treatment, you have to come in for a consultation appointment. Oftentimes, a sleep study is necessary to diagnose sleep apnea. From there, we can help in choosing the treatment option that is best suited to your needs. For some, they may require surgery to help in opening the small flap that may close the upper airway at night. For others, a simple mouth guard can be used that gently opens the airway while you sleep.
What happens during Sleep Apnea Treatment?
During your consultation, we will go over your health and medical history and ask you about your sleep apnea symptoms. We will perform an examination of the throat to determine what type of treatment is best suited to your needs. For oral devices, impressions are taken to create a brand new appliance that should be worn nightly. The device opens up the airway so that you can breathe fully through the night without constant pauses. For more severe cases of sleep apnea, surgery of the upper airway and throat may be necessary. These treatment options will be discussed at your consultation appointment.
If you have sleep apnea and are looking for reliable treatment, call us today and we will work to schedule an appointment for you.