Snoring / Sleep Apnea

WHAT IS SLEEP APNEA?

Sleep apnea is an involunatry cessation of breath that occurs while the patient is asleep. There are threeSleep_Apnea_Symptoms1111.jpg types of sleep apnea: obstructive, central and mixed. The most common type is Obstructive sleep apnea.

When you're awake, throat muscles help keep your airway stiff and open so air can flow into your lungs. When you are asleep, these muscles relax, which narrows your airway.

When left untreated, sleep apnea can increase your risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, obseity, motor vehicle accidents, depression, excessive heartburn and diabetes.

The best way to diagnose sleep apnea is through a sleep study. Sleep studies are typically performed at a sleep Edit lab, however an at-home sleep study may be recommended by your doctor.

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Sleep apnea is a chronic condition that requires long-term management. Lifestyle changes such as weight loss, avoidance of alcohol, Oral Appliance Therapy, CPAP/BiPAP Therapy or surgery are different ways to treat sleep apnea.

Dr. Siddappa and her staff are specialy trained to recognize symptoms and help you make the right choice in managing your sleep apnea/snoring. If you choose to go with Oral Appliance therapy she has the knowledge to help you choose the right oral appliance based on individual needs.


ORAL APPLIANCES

An oral sleep appliance fits like a mouth guard or an orthodontic retainer. These appliances are worn while you are sleeping and helps support the jaw in a foward position to help your upper airway remain open. This is one effective way of treating snoring or sleep apnea.

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Narval CC Oral Sleep Appliance

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Tap 3 Elite Sleep Appliance

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