If you’ve ever read ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas (or listened to it, thanks Michael Buble), you know all about the “not a creature was stirring” part. Unfortunately, it’s not like that for folks who have obstructive sleep apnea. This disorder keeps you – and your loved ones – from getting a good night’s rest due to your snoring and frequent interruptions in breathing. The good news is, with our sleep apnea treatment you can all rest better.
In the meantime, see five reasons to let us treat your sleep disorder:
- It’s Important to Your Overall Health – Snoring is far from the most serious result of sleep apnea. Research has linked the condition to a number of serious health issues, including high blood pressure, diabetes, and stroke. You’ll enjoy better health if you treat your apnea.
- You Can Take a Home Sleep Test – The centers where sleep tests are often administered just aren’t very restful places. It is much less disruptive and much more convenient to take a sleep test at home. We provide a digital test that gives us all the information we need with no hassle.
- We Treat All Ages – Children can have sleep apnea, and when they do, it can cause problems like bed-wetting, hyperactivity, and behavioral issues. Unlike most dental practices, we treat both adults and children who have sleep disordered breathing. We use orthotropic appliances to help kids breathe easily throughout the night. The appliances also encourage proper development of your child’s facial structure and may help them avoid orthodontic treatment.
- You Want to Feel Refreshed, Not Weary – If you have a sleep disorder, you won’t get the kind of restful sleep you need. Chances are you often feel fatigued and may have trouble focusing at work or school. Research shows that sleep apnea sufferers are more likely to become drowsy while driving too.
- We Offer Great CPAP Alternatives – Some sleep apnea sufferers need a CPAP machine. But many people can use one of our alternative treatments instead. We can fit you for a mandibular advancement device that gently moves your jaw into a position that keeps your airway clear while you sleep. Unlike a CPAP, it won’t disrupt the bedtime routines of you or your loved ones. Dr. Porter can also use a laser to loosen tissue around your airway so it’s easier to breathe. With this treatment, you may not need a sleep device or a CPAP.