Help for Sleep Apnea in Rochester, NY
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep Apnea is the temporary stoppage of breathing during sleep. There are three types of apnea: obstructive, central and mixed; of the three, obstructive is the most common. People with untreated sleep apnea stop breathing repeatedly during the night, maybe hundreds of times.
What is Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA)
OSA is caused by a blockage in the airway, usually when soft tissue in the rear of the throat collapses and closes during sleep.
Do you Snore?
Most of us don’t think of snoring as something to be overly concerned about. However, frequent loud snoring may be a sign of sleep apnea.
How to Recognizing a Sleep Disorder
If you experience any of the following symptoms, you may suffer from a sleep disorder:
• Daytime fatigue
• Morning drowsiness
• Gasping for breath in the middle of the night
Left untreated, sleep disorders can lead to:
- High blood pressure
- Memory problems
- Cardiovascular disease
- Weight gain
Oral Sleep Appliance
Oral Sleep Appliance can be used to treat sleep apnea and snoring. This is a customized oral device worn by patients during the night to maintain an open airway (reducing snoring and sleep apnea).
Our office can set you up with an in-home sleep study that is simple, comfortable and gives you the diagnosis of your condition. Once we receive these results, we can begin discussing the best oral sleep appliance for you.
Benefits of Oral Sleep Appliance
- Less intrusive than a CPAP
- Patients can open and close their mouth
- Easily adjusts
- Permits drinking and yawning
- Opening allows for more air intake
- 1 year manufacturer's warning