This sleep disorder causes breathing to repeatedly stop and start. For more on the disorder itself and the types, causes, and when to see a doctor, please consult the Mayo Clinic Website.
The treatment for this usually incurs a CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machine, which has several disadvantages (which you may already be aware of):
- Dry Mouth or Dry, stuffy nose.
- Leaky mask or skin irritation or pressure sores.
- A feeling of claustrophobia.
For mild to moderate sleep apnea cases, there is an option to utilize an oral dental device!
We can prevent airway blockage by holding the tongue in position, or by sliding the jaw forward so breath can flow freely during sleep.
Ask us about your eligibility to either avoid or give up the CPAP device.