Occasionally experiencing a poor night’s sleep is troublesome, but rarely cause for concern. However, if you are consistently finding it difficult to sleep soundly, feel fatigued and sluggish during the day, or have been told you snore, you may be suffering from sleep apnea. While sleep apnea affects millions of patients each year, it goes undiagnosed in most cases, despite having significant long-term consequences to oral and overall health. Chronic sleep apnea disturbs the deep and regenerative sleep needed for the body to fully rest and recharge in order to function energetically throughout the day. Treating sleep apnea not only helps patients maintain better sleep at night, but reduces their risk for associated health concerns, including chronic fatigue and depression.
Our treatment for sleep apnea includes a minimally invasive home sleep study and custom oral appliance. We take a personalized approach to your treatment planning, ensuring treatment is tailored to your situation and produces the most beneficial long-term improvements to your sleep and health.
The most common form, obstructive sleep apnea, is characterized by routine and frequent cessations in breathing when the upper airway is blocked, oftentimes due to the lower jaw falling backward during a relaxed sleep state. A partially blocked airway induces snoring, while full obstruction can leave patients routinely waking throughout the night gasping for breath. Our treatment begins with a review of your sleep study or WatchPAT home sleep study to determine the severity of your sleep apnea. We use this information when discussing your goals and creating your personalized treatment. This minimally invasive solution is a beneficial alternative to patients who may be CPAP intolerant or have mild to moderate sleep apnea. Most of our patients benefit from custom oral appliances that keep the jaw in a forward position and the airways open, which helps reduce snoring and improve quality of sleep!
Contact our North Canton, Cuyahoga Falls, or Hudson, OH, location and take the first step toward a better night’s sleep today!