One of the most well-known sleep apnea solutions involves a Continuous Positive Air Pressure (CPAP) machine. These machines can be inconvenient for travel and require thorough cleaning on a daily basis.
Some patients say they are uncomfortable to wear while trying to sleep, and often still wake up tired from a poor night of sleep. Many people who try to use a CPAP get frustrated and give up using it. Perhaps you are searching for a CPAP alternative too.
People are looking for the best way to treat their sleep apnea and provide a snoring solution at the same time. Most people don’t know that there are dentists who can help.
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder which can become potentially dangerous because breathing repeatedly stops and starts in the night. Symptoms include loud snoring, gasping for air, awakening with a dry mouth, morning headache, insomnia, irritability, difficulty concentrating and sleepiness during the day.
The three main types of sleep apnea are Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA) when throat muscles relax and block your airway, Central Sleep Apnea (brain fails to send proper signals to muscles that control breathing, and Complex Sleep Apnea syndrome when a person has both obstructive and central sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is serious because your body is experiencing frequent small episodes of stopped breathing throughout the night, as many as 400 times. This affects your brain and over time, this can shorten your lifespan. It is important to receive a clear diagnosis of sleep apnea and to seek appropriate treatment.
Dr. Patel has treated hundreds of people with various sleep technologies such as Zephyr and Vivos. Dr. Patel has had specialized training in Zephyr Sleep Technology and Vivos appliances. Oral appliance therapies are effective, convenient, and comfortable alternatives to CPAPs that you can acquire through Outdoor Dental.
The process starts with an easy and accurate diagnosis of your sleep apnea. Dr. Patel will review the results and determine if an oral appliance will work for you. He will take a scan and order an oral appliance that is customized just for you. Once you have your new oral sleep appliance, you can begin enjoying many good nights of sleep.