Treat Sleep Apnea Today
Millions of Americans snore. However, if snoring is coupled with other symptoms including chronic morning headaches, it may be a sign of the most common type of sleep apnea, obstructive sleep apnea (OSA). Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when breathing passages are obstructed by tissue. When airways are blocked, it is difficult to breathe, and vital organs are not getting the oxygen they need. Because of this, OSA may lead to serious problems if left untreated. In severe cases of obstructive sleep apnea, patients may have heart attacks, strokes or can die if their breathing is obstructed during sleep.
Signs of Sleep Apnea
If you have pauses in breathing or find yourself waking up to breathe, you may have OSA. Other symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea can include:
- Chronic migraines
- Chronic fatigue
- Trouble focusing
Treating Sleep Apnea
Dr. Drew Shulman screens for sleep apnea, and offers an at-home sleep study to patients with symptoms. He also provides patients with oral appliances to stop sleep apnea at the source. Made of soft plastic or hard acrylic, oral appliances like splints and mouthguards are customized to each patient for comfort and ease of use.
Benefits of Oral Appliances
Wearing an oral appliance at night offers multiple benefits to stop sleep apnea and its symptoms. Because they are easy to use, oral appliances are a convenient option for our patients. Oral appliances can:
- Reposition the lower jaw and tongue
- Stabilize the jaw
- Open up airways
- Increase the tongue’s muscle tone
Treating your sleep apnea can reduce the risk of heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Rest will also improve your concentration and alertness during the day.
Schedule an Appointment
Get the restful night of sleep that you deserve. Stop sleep apnea from causing breathing and sleep problems once and for all with proper diagnosis and oral appliance therapy. Call Dr. Shulman at (215) 372-1142 for a professional consultation.