Move On From Your CPAP with Sleep Apnea Treatment in Plains, PA
What is Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a disorder where breathing stops and starts while asleep. Sleep apnea causes patients to snore, choke, and gasp, making it difficult to have a restful night of sleep. There are three types of sleep apnea:
Obstructive: Very common, occurs when throat muscles relax
Central: Occurs when the brain does not send breathing signals
Complex: Both obstructive and central occur together
Those with sleep apnea face various health risks, including diabetes, heart problems, sleep deprivation in the patient and partners, and even death. If you are constantly snoring, wake up with shortness of breath, or regularly wake up feeling tired, consult with your primary care doctor about the possibility of sleep apnea.
Zielinski Family Dentistry Treats Sleep Apnea and Sleep Disorders
If you have a sleep apnea or sleep disorder diagnosis in Plains, PA, and can no longer tolerate a CPAP, Zielinski Family Dentistry can help. We offer dental appliances and mouth guards to assist in sleep apnea treatment. We create these appliances by taking dental impressions, ensuring that they will fit comfortably in your mouth. If you are interested in learning more about sleep apnea treatment in Plains, PA, call Zielinski Family Dentistry at (570) 822-7312 today, or contact us online. Sleep apnea patients must already have a diagnosis before coming to our office for treatment.
How to Avoid Sleep Apnea
In some cases, sleep apnea is unavoidable. It can stem from many factors, including, but not limited to:
• Alcohol Use
• Excessive Weight
• Narrow Throat
If you believe that you have sleep apnea, it is important to see your doctor right away. While sleep apnea is more common in adult males, anyone, even children, can develop sleep apnea or other various sleep disorders.