What is Sleep Apnea?
The millions of individuals who suffer from sleep apnea take shallow breaths or stop breathing altogether while they sleep. Obstructive sleep apnea is distinguished by hundreds of pauses in breathing each night due to a collapsed or partially closed airway. These pauses destroy the proper sleep patterns and adequate oxygen levels of the patient.
Many sleep apnea patients go undiagnosed because this sleep disorder is difficult to detect. We offer the tools you need for accurate diagnosis and effective treatment at Dr. Marcy Schwartzman, Inc.
Constant disruptions in sleep and breathing have serious effects on an OSA patient’s life. Sleep apnea is associated with:
- Daytime fatigue
- Lowered productivity
- Memory loss or difficulty learning
- Morning headaches and dry throat
- Waking frequently to urinate in the night
- Snoring or gasping noises during sleep
- Higher risk of equipment or vehicular accidents
- Gastric reflux
- Depression and mood swings
- Heart disease
Snoring may be harmless, but chronic snoring or gasping may indicate of sleep apnea. When the airway becomes blocked in the nasal passages or in the throat, the walls of the throat vibrate, which results in snoring. You need maximum airflow every night to enjoy clarity and alertness every day.
Overcome Sleep Apnea and Snoring
Our patients have seen great success with removable appliances, so we have dedicated our sleep apnea treatments to this single method. These devices are small and plastic, and they are to be worn during sleep only. The appliance is custom-made to suit your sleep apnea needs, and will target the areas that are obstructing your airflow.
Patients like sleep apnea appliances because they are:
- Small and convenient for travel
- Easy to clean and care for
- More comfortable than the CPAP machine or surgery
- One of the most non-invasive sleep apnea treatments
Some patients with more advanced sleep apnea or other needs may require other forms of treatment. We are aware of a great team of sleep apnea specialists who can provide you with surgery, CPAP therapy, and other techniques that can help you recover from sleep apnea. We would be happy to refer you to the specialist we believe would best suit you.
We believe our custom sleep apnea devices will allow you to take deep and full breaths throughout the night. Are you ready to wake up refreshed? Call today and schedule your appointment with Dr. Marcy Schwartzman, DMD!