If you don’t sleep well at night and wake feeling tired rather than refreshed, the problem could be something as simple as the wrong pillow. It could also be sleep apnea, a condition characterized by frequent pauses in breathing while you sleep. This disorder not only robs you of rest but is associated with health conditions like stroke and heart disease. So it’s important to seek sleep apnea treatment in Peabody.Helping you get a good night's sleep Read Transcript
Many patients come to us asking if we can do anything about their snoring. Snoring is something that troubles many, many people. And we'll have patients come in and say, ''I want to get back to sleeping in the bedroom rather than on the couch.'' So we offer them a snore guard that will prevent them from snoring and will get them back in the bedroom.
This is the type of service that's available at our office. We work with many physicians who have diagnosed sleep apnea, which of course is a problem for patients because they get up tired and they're tired all day long. Their lives are unfulfilled because they just don't have the ability to get things done. Believe it or not, snore guard many instances will allow the patient to not only stop snoring but will give them the airway they need so that that sleep apnea is corrected. A lot of patients would prefer to wear a snore guard rather than suffer the indignities of a CPAP machine. So we'll offer that service, we can get it done for them. We'll monitor them over a period of three months to make sure everything's going well.
Many sleep apnea sufferers get relief from an oral appliance that keeps their airway open as they rest. Your dentist can take impressions of your mouth and other measurements and create a custom oral appliance that will work better than a one-size-fits-all appliance. Because of their experience in treating sleep apnea, they can also help you determine if you have it. A custom oral appliance can:
- Help you get a better night’s sleep
- Keep you from experiencing related symptoms such as headache and fatigue
- Improve your overall health
Find the Right Sleep Apnea Device
The two most common sleep apnea options for treatment are an oral appliance and a CPAP (continuous positive airway pressure) machine, both of which are designed to keep your airway clear as you sleep. The appliance does it by gently shifting your jaw forward, while the CPAP machine delivers a constant flow of air.
Many people prefer sleep apnea therapy without using CPAP because they find an appliance more comfortable to wear. And no treatment will work if you don’t use it! In addition to comfort, many people find sleep appliances:
- Less invasive. An appliance doesn’t cover your nose or face or have tubing that can get tangled. It also won’t irritate your face, as a CPAP mask can.
- More convenient. You won’t need an electrical outlet or a battery for an oral appliance, and it’s easy to transport because it’s small enough to fit into a pocket or purse.
- More affordable. An oral appliance often costs less than a CPAP machine and requires no special care.