Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder that affects 18 million Americans. It occurs when you sleep, and upper airway muscles relax and tighten your airway. In short, it prevents you from getting enough air while you sleep.
Treatment is essential for your daily well-being as well as your long-term health. Sleep Medicine Therapies offers an alternative to patients that have not found relief from their Obstructive Sleep Apnea with traditional CPAP therapy.
Obstructive Sleep Apnea Symptoms and Side Effects
Patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea commonly experience loud and disruptive snoring. In fact, it’s not unusual for sleep partners to be the first to become aware of the problem. Some patients also intermittently stop breathing while asleep, then suddenly gasp for air. If your sleep partner reports these behaviors to you, take it seriously and contact your doctor.
Additional symptoms patients commonly experience are waking up feeling unrefreshed or problems with concentrating throughout the day. Some patients struggle to control their emotions due to a lack of restful sleep.
If you recognize these symptoms, it’s time to talk to your doctor. Obstructive Sleep Apnea is a serious sleep disorder. When left untreated it can lead to significant health risks such as heart disease, stroke, and Type 2 diabetes.
Gentle and Comfortable Treatment with Sleep Medicine Therapies
Many patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea cannot tolerate CPAP therapy, or find it ineffective. The good news? You have options. You may be a candidate for Oral Appliance Therapy with Dr. Joseph Dagati at Sleep Medicine Therapies.
Oral Appliance therapy helps many patients by gently controlling your tongue and soft palate, keeping your airway open while you sleep. The oral appliance resembles an orthodontic retainer that fits comfortably in your mouth. They are sleek and custom fit to you.
Many patients enjoy the convenience Oral Appliance Therapy offers. It’s quiet, with no face masks and no cords. Additionally, Oral appliances are small and easy to travel with. They easily fit in your purse or carry-on bag.
Find out of Oral Appliance Therapy is right for you. Make an appointment with Dr. Dagati at Sleep Medicine Therapies in Youngstown, Ohio. Dr. Dagati has limited his practice to this sleep disorder, without the use of CPAP.
Take that Next Step and Contact Sleep Medicine Therapies
Our practice is committed to restoring our patients to truly restful and healthy sleep. Don’t ignore the symptoms of your Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Schedule your consultation and find out of Oral Appliance Therapy is the right fit for you.