If you suffer from sleep apnea, immediate treatment is imperative. This condition can cause many serious health risks, in addition to disrupting your sleep (and potentially the sleep of your loved ones, as well). So, what are can you do to get better sleep and improve your health? Below are some of the best ways to address sleep apnea symptoms:
- CPAP – one of the most common treatment options for sleep apnea is a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine. Unfortunately, these clunky devices are often uncomfortable for patients, leading them to avoid using them as frequently as they should.
- Oral appliances – these can be worn at night to help open the airway, and are a popular alternative to a CPAP. Oral appliances are custom-made for each patient and are generally considered to be comfortable and convenient.
- Somnoplasty – in some cases, surgical intervention via somnoplasty may be able to help reduce the symptoms of sleep apnea, but the procedure is often unable to completely solve the problem.
- NightLase® – although this non-surgical treatment may not address all symptoms of sleep apnea, it has been shown to significantly reduce the volume and frequency of snoring in patients.
To help you find the treatment that is best for your individual needs, I encourage you to schedule a consultation. In your consultation, I can discuss the benefits and limitations of each option with you and recommend the treatment option(s) that can provide you with the best possible results.
If you’d like to learn more about the sleep apnea treatment options available at our practice, please contact us today for more information or to schedule your consultation. I look forward to helping you sleep better!
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