How Can I Treat Sleep Apnea?
If you’ve been diagnosed with sleep apnea or any form of sleep airway obstruction, you know that this condition can seriously affect your well-being. Addressing this concern is important for achieving a good night’s rest, maintaining good physical and mental health, and reducing the risk of complications. At Dental Professionals of Fair Lawn, our extensively trained team of dentists offers a wide range of advanced treatment options. Techniques include oral appliances, lifestyle changes, and more. We will recommend one or more approaches based on your needs and preferences.
One of the most popular and effective treatment options for sleep apnea is a dental device known as an oral sleep apnea appliance. This simple tool can improve airflow during sleep. Oral appliances are custom-made to provide a precise and comfortable fit. As a result, you may experience more restful sleep with less snoring. Snore guards can also be designed for patients who do not have sleep apnea and simply want to address this bothersome issue.
Many people prefer the oral sleep apnea appliance to a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, as they find wearing it to be more pleasant. Additionally, this method may be a preferred alternative to more invasive surgical techniques. Everyone’s anatomic needs are unique, and we can help you find the right course of action for you.
In addition to oral sleep apnea appliances and other treatments, lifestyle modifications can also help to reduce sleep apnea risks. Sleeping on your side, rather than on your back, can keep the airway open during sleep. Some patients may benefit from losing weight, quitting smoking, or avoiding alcohol, sedatives, and sleeping pills before bedtime.
Sleep apnea is a serious condition, and treatment is important for your health. Reach out to our team for more information on sleep apnea.