29 Sep Our Custom Sleep Apnea Treatments
When you suffer from sleep apnea, you need treatment to once again enjoy a good night’s rest. Treatment also helps your heart health and immune system too! In today’s blog, your Schertz, TX, sleep experts take a look at the unique and custom treatments we offer to help relieve you of your sleep apnea symptoms.
The Warning Signs of Sleep Apnea
With sleep apnea, you stop breathing several times a night as soft tissues in the throat and the back of the mouth cut of airflow. How do you know if this is happening to you? People with sleep apnea often experience chronic snoring, which can also interrupt the sleep of their significant other. Waking up in the night gasping for air or choking is common too, as is waking with dry mouth and experiencing headaches during the day. Drowsiness in the day is common, and you could be moody and have trouble concentrating on tasks at work or school. When you experience these concerns, let us know so we can conduct a diagnosis and provide treatment. Otherwise, the disorder is linked to stress on your immune system and even your heart health!
Oral Appliance Therapy
One of the more common treatment options is oral appliance therapy, in which we use a special device to shift the position of the jaw and tongue to keep airways open, so they don’t collapse and cut off airflow. The device will look and fit like a mouthguard, but is actually custom-fitted for your smile to ensure a proper fit and treatment with precision. The device is easy to clean, store, and use, and provides a noninvasive solution to your sleep disorder, so you can rest easy and avoid issues with your immune system and heart health.
Our team could also offer a hybrid therapy for your treatment. In this case, we will not only custom fit an oral appliance, but also use a CPAP machine. The CPAP machine involves wearing a mask over your nose and mouth, which is connected to a special machine with a plastic hose. The machine provides a steady stream off air to keep you breathing during the night. At the same time, the appliance will reposition the jaw to help keep these airways open. This is often recommended for people with more severe symptoms.
If you have any questions about treating sleep apnea with oral appliance therapy or hybrid therapy, then contact our team today to learn more. Everyone deserves a good night’s rest!
Contact Your Schertz, TX, Sleep Experts for Oral Appliance Therapy
With a custom oral appliance, we can offer an innovative and comfortable solution to sleep disorders, so you enjoy a better quality of life. You can reach your Schertz, TX, sleep experts by calling (210) 541-9001.