Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep apnea affects millions of people worldwide and is a serious health disorder that essentially causes a person’s breathing to stop while they are asleep. This is caused by an obstruction in the airway that temporarily causes the breathing to stop, which can result in the person waking up multiple times a night. Treatment is readily available to help with this particular disorder.
Why is Treatment Necessary?
The reason sleep apnea treatment is necessary is because this disorder can cause a lot of issues in a person’s sleeping and waking life. You may find that you’re exhausted throughout the day no matter how much you’re sleeping at night. Sleep apnea can also be downright dangerous, since your body and brain aren’t getting enough oxygen throughout the night.
How to Determine if You Have Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea is often determined through a sleep study where you will be monitored throughout the night to determine if breathing stops and sleep is disrupted. If it is confirmed that you have sleep apnea, there are several treatment options available to help alleviate the problem.
Treatment Options for Sleep Apnea
A thorough examination will help the dentist to determine which treatment option is right for you and your sleep apnea. Some of the most common treatments available concerning sleep apnea include:
- CPAP machine
- Oral mouth guard that keeps the airway open
- Laser surgery to relax the muscles in the throat
- Lifestyle changes like weight loss and smoking cessation
If you are in need of sleep apnea treatment, or would like to inquire more about Sleep Apnea please contact us today and one of our helpful staff members will be happy to assist you!