How to Treat Sleep Apnea (Without a CPAP Machine)
Are you tired of restless nights caused by inconsistent breathing? If you are experiencing this on a regular basis, you may be suffering from sleep apnea.
Signs and Symptoms include:
- Gasping for air during sleep
- Weight gain
- Mood swings
- Loud snoring
- Dry mouth
- Lack of awareness
If gone untreated, sleep apnea can be harmful to your health. Patients who don’t take the appropriate steps can have increased risk of stroke, heart failure, diabetes and depression. If you believe you are a sleep apnea patient or have been diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea, it is time to understand your treatment options.
Sleep Apnea & Snoring Treatment Options
Our sleep specialist, Dr. Hamersky, is experienced in the field of dental sleep and is ready to consult with you regarding your treatment options.
CPAP, also known as a continuous positive airway pressure system, is a device that allows pressurized air to flow into your lungs. The machine consists of a mask that is worn over your face and tubes that pump air consistently into your lungs. Although this treatment option is available, several patients complain of:
- Lack of sleep due to limited mobility
- Sinus infection
- CPAP intolerance
- Skin irritation around mask placement
- Airway dryness
- Nose and throat irritation
- Smothering sensation
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy is a treatment plan that involves a small mouthguard that is placed in-between your teeth to offer a steady flow of oxygen to your lungs. This nonintrusive therapy is an effective alternative to CPAP and users find that it takes little to no time to adjust to their appliance.
Sleep Apnea Treatment in Lone Tree
Are you ready to consult with our sleep specialist? Dr. Hamersky, certified under Denver Sleeps and a member of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, can help treat your sleep apnea.
At Lone Tree Modern Dental & Orthodontics, we are committed to your well-being. Don’t allow your CPAP device to get in the way of a restful sleep. Book your consultation today by contacting us online or calling 720-923-2877.