If you are suffering from severe snoring, are waking up feeling exhausted, or notice extreme daytime fatigue, sleep apnea might be to blame for your symptoms. In order to start sleep apnea treatment, a general physician or sleep specialist will perform a sleep study to determine how you are being affected while you sleep. If it’s determined that sleep apnea is causing disruptions in your breathing while you sleep, you can then be referred to Dr. Bell for treatment using custom-made oral appliances or laser treatment.
While snoring can develop as a result of laboured breathing , it’s not always an indicator of sleep apnea. Snoring can be caused by a variety of different issues. However, if you are concerned you might be suffering from sleep apnea, schedule an appointment to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. You may be advised to take a sleep study to rule out sleep apnea as a cause for your snoring.
Unfortunately, no. While in some cases making lifestyle changes such as losing weight, quitting smoking, and refraining from drinking before bed might help decrease your symptoms, seeking professional treatment is still an important part of treating sleep apnea. Leaving your sleep apnea untreated can lead to serious risks for your health.
There are a variety of different reasons you might be suffering from sleep apnea. Genetics, the size and shape of your jaw and airway, as well as certain medical conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure, may all be factors in the development of sleep apnea. In some cases, an unhealthy lifestyle, such as being overweight, smoking, or excessive drinking may contribute to the severity of sleep apnea.
At York Dental Sleep Therapy we want to help make sure you know the advantages of using your dental insurance. We are also proud to accept Care Credit as well as offering other financing plans to help bring the cost of sleep apnea treatment within reach for everyone. To discuss financing options in more detail feel free to contact our Hallam office. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and schedule a consultation to get a better idea of what kind of treatment you will need.
While many people may think that CPAP is their only treatment option, a custom oral appliance made by Dr. Bell can help treat your obstructive sleep apnea. An oral appliance will keep your airway clear, letting you breathe better and get a better nights sleep. There are different types of oral appliances depending on your needs and lifestyle. Schedule a consultation at York Dental Sleep Therapy today to discuss treatment options for you.
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