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Snoring is Affecting My Relationship

Is snoring affecting your personal relationships?  In addition to being a nightly source of frustration, snoring is a key a sign of sleep apnea, which has significant consequences for your health.   sleep apnea deprives the body of a sufficient oxygen supply, which can cause inflammation throughout the body.   Obstructive sleep apnea is associated with serious health risks and side effects, including:

How is OSA Diagnosed? Where do I get a sleep study?

How is OSA diagnosed?  Where do I get a sleep study?

You can get tested today from the comfort of your own home.  If you have OSA most health insurance plans will cover treatment.  Either way we can help you!  The first step is to get tested so that you can dedicate yourself to a higher quality of life!

Tired After A Full Night’s Sleep

Waking up tired after a full night’s sleep is truly exhausting in every sense of the word. Patients may become even more frustrated when they follow typical sleep hygiene recommendations and see no improvement whatsoever. In such a scenario, sleep apnea is often the culprit. Getting effective treatment for this condition can help patients feel better again, both emotionally and physically.

Emotional Effects Of Inadequate Sleep

By depriving you of the rest that you need, sleep apnea can cause your mental health to suffer. You may feel worried that you’ll never feel rested again or overwhelmed that nothing you have tried so far – maybe CPAP or medication – has yet to work. Fruitless efforts to improve your sleep on your own may leave you feeling defeated, depressed and helpless.
Keep in mind that you’re not the only person who might be suffering as a result of your sleep apnea. Because this condition often causes loud snoring, a romantic partner’s sleep can be disrupted, as well.

As a result, your partner may become resentful or feel guilty because their poor sleep is causing them to feel distant and disengaged even though they recognize that you’re also suffering as a result of your sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

If you have sleep apnea and want to get more restful sleep and feel better in general, effective treatment options are available. Sleep apnea occurs when the airway opening becomes obstructed because the soft tissues at the back of the throat collapse and block it. Therefore, the key to eliminating sleep apnea is to keep the airway open during sleep.

While a CPAP is a highly effective method to achieve this goal, many patients become discouraged because this equipment is uncomfortable and inconvenient. In contrast, oral appliance therapy, which positions the jaw or tongue forward to keep the soft tissues away from the airway opening, is easy to use and not at all cumbersome. This is a great alternative for patients who have abandoned their CPAPs.

Call our office to schedule a consultation to learn how sleep apnea treatment can eliminate your daytime drowsiness and improve your quality of life.

CPAP Haters

Although CPAP’s can effectively treat OSA, there is an overwhelmingly high percentage of non-compliance due to frustrations with both the machine and  mask.  Main issues reported include:

-Millions of CPAP machines were recalled- recent replacements were also recalled, and some items are on back order for months.

-Claustrophobia/improper fit or sores

-Cost and time of maintenance and possible

replacement

-Noise/inconvenience

-Cannot travel with machine easily

Sleep Apnea Solutions offers easily maintained and comfortable FDA approved oral appliances for the treatment of sleep apnea!

Oral Appliance Theraphy: Convenient and Effective

Fortunately, abandoning your CPAP doesn’t mean that you have to continue to suffer from your sleep apnea symptoms and give up hope of enjoying quality sleep. Alternative non-invasive treatments are quite effective at eliminating symptoms of this condition. An oral appliance for sleep apnea looks and feels similar to a mouthguard. Rather than forcing air into the airway, it prevents apneic episodes by holding the jaw or tongue in a forward position. This keeps the soft tissues at the back of the throat away from the vicinity of the airway opening.

Fitting entirely in the interior of the mouth, the oral appliance doesn’t cause any sensation of feeling smothered like a CPAP mask can. Oral appliances are also customized to fit the unique specifications of your mouth, which offers maximum comfort. Oral appliances are so user-friendly that the adherence rate is much higher than with CPAP devices. Because patients use oral appliances as directed, they are highly effective at eliminating sleep apnea.

Are you looking for an alternative to a CPAP machine that you’ve abandoned? Visit our office for your consultation to learn more about oral appliance therapy.

Why Is It Important For Me To Get Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep apnea is associated with significant health risks, so in order to protect your health, it’s important to get treatment for this condition. Doing so may reduce the effects of issues like high blood pressure, stroke and diabetes. Additionally, effective sleep apnea treatment also improves quality of life issues, like energy levels, mood and the ability to focus. If you’re not using your CPAP mask, you’re not getting any of these benefits.

Do you want a better option for sleep apnea treatment than your CPAP mask? Schedule an evaluation at our office to see if oral appliance therapy is a better match for your needs.