What is Sleep Apnea? Sleep Apnea is a condition distinguished by short pauses in breathing during sleep and is often characterized by loud snoring or a choking sensation. Over 95% of sleep apnea suffers don’t even know it until a friend, spouse, or family member tells them that they snore loudly. People who have sleep apnea can experience early morning headaches, daytime sleepiness and, sometimes, insomnia. The condition can also be life-threatening, so it’s not just simple snoring anymore. Call us for unique and ground breaking treatments for sleep apnea!
Sleep Apnea Treatments The treatment of sleep apnea can vary and not all treatments work for every patient. Since one cause of Sleep Apnea can be a persons weight, losing weight can reduce the severity of the disease but the most common treatment for sleep apnea is a CPAP machine. A CPAP machine is a positive airflow device that maintains a constant airflow into a mask that is worn by the patient at night. CPAP machines don’t work for all patients or are misused or not used at all. Recently, a new solution has presented itself in the form of dental appliances that can be worn during sleep, these appliances have a great effectiveness in patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea or patients that snore but don’t have sleep apnea. The devices can reposition the lower jaw and tongue keeping airways from collapsing thus reducing snoring but most importantly reducing or eliminating the sleep apnea.
There are an assortment of dental appliances and treatment options available for sleep apnea and Dr. Daniel M. Bade and his staff can choose the correct treatment for your condition.
Example of common sleep appliance.REMEMBER: Not all treatments are effective for every patient and it is important to have a well trained professional who can properly treat the disease.