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Woodstock General and Implant Dentistry on May 22, 2017

    How to Treat Sleep Apnea

    When you suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, the soft tissues at the back of the mouth and throat will relax and droop when you sleep, blocking your airway, often causing snoring. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this condition, but several sleep apnea treatments are available.

    The key to providing you with the best treatment for your sleep apnea is in getting an accurate diagnosis. Once we have an accurate depiction of your exact sleep breathing issues, we can design your specific treatment plan.

    At Hudson Valley Sleep Solutions, our team focuses on providing non-surgical solutions to obstructive sleep apnea. These non-invasive oral appliances keep airways open without the use of external machines.

    When you work with our team, an oral device will be specially designed to fit over your teeth and gently shift your lower jaw forward to keep the airway open as you sleep. This conservative, non-invasive treatment can help you sleep better than you have in years.

    We provide multiple types of oral devices for sleep apnea. We can explain the different options available as sleep apnea treatments, and which may be best for you during a consultation. Why not schedule an appointment today?

    We Provide CPAP Alternatives

    Many people suffering from sleep apnea have already tried bulky, noisy CPAP machines to keep their airways open during sleep. These machines require continuous cleaning and disinfecting to avoid breathing in viruses and bacteria that cause respiratory infections.  Also, wearing a mask and its connecting hose can disrupt sleep patterns and cause discomfort.

    A Variety of Options to Meet Your Specific Needs

    Our goal is to help you achieve the best nights sleep you’ve had in years.  Once we determine the cause behind your condition, we’ll recommend the right Oral Device to solve the problem.

    Hudson Valley Sleep Solutions provides the best solutions in the industry. The following customized mouth guards and oral devices are effective sleep apnea treatments for patients with mild to moderate sleep apnea:

    • Herbst Appliance: This specialized device repositions the jaw while you sleep and provides plenty
      of room for your tongue.
    • Panthera classic: This customizable, medical-grade nylon appliance is both lightweight and durable.
    • Somnodent: This traditional acrylic appliance has a soft liner for extra comfort.

    These appliances reposition your jaw to keep the airway open at night. A month after you have begun treatment, you will complete another sleep test. This data allows us to make sure your treatment is successfully improving your sleep and health.

    For milder cases of sleep apnea, we can also recommend lifestyle and dietary changes meant to improve your overall health. Obesity is often directly linked to obstructive sleep apnea, so by losing weight, you can reduce the effects of your sleep apnea.

    The Benefits of Sleep Apnea Treatments using Oral Devices

    Oral devices offer many advantages over other forms of sleep apnea treatment.

    Small and simple to use, these customized devices are easy to travel with and will not disturb sleep because of noise. This type of treatment enables patients who are intolerant of CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) therapy to receive the vital care they need.

    Oral devices can also be combined with CPAP treatment to provide more effective relief for your condition. Combining these two sleep apnea treatments can help you to experience reduced pressure and side effects from using a CPAP machine alone.

    Breathe Easier with Peace of Mind

    No matter which sleep apnea treatment plan works best for you, our goal is to offer you everything you need to feel like yourself again. We strive to provide peace of mind to our patients suffering from sleep apnea, so they’re not only sleeping easier, they’re living their lives to the fullest. Contact our compassionate team today and let us find out what sleep apnea treatment will help you the most.

    We highly recommend that all sleep apnea patients continue to undergo yearly monitoring to protect their long-term health. Don’t let your sleep apnea become more than just the snore – contact us today and schedule a consultation.