Sleep Apnea Treatment

Get Better Sleep at Night with Custom Sleep Apnea Device

If you are diagnosed with sleep apnea, Dr. Tufa can help by designing custom-fitted oral appliance to treat the snoring and the sleep disordered breathing safely and effectively giving you the sleep you need to lead a healthy life. This sleep apnea device is similar in shape to a mouth guard or retainer. It is designed to open your airway by gently sliding your lower jaw forward, which helps alleviate the symptoms of obstructive sleep apnea and allows you to breathe more easily.

Sleep Apnea Treatment Options

Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which the breathing intermittently stops and resumes during sleep.

While primary snoring is usually symptom free, the signs and symptoms of sleep apnea may include: intermittent snoring, excessive daytime sleepiness, headaches, poor memory and clouded intellect, anxiety and depression, gastric reflux, high blood pressure. This sleep-disordered breathing is best diagnosed with an overnight sleep study. Treatment may include behavioral modification, continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP), oral appliances and oral surgery.

The oral appliances used to treat sleep disordered breathing are worn only during sleep and fit like a sports guard or an orthodontic retainer. The appliances have 3 main advantages:

  • easy to wear and to care for
  • they are quiet
  • portable and convenient for travel

Treating sleep apnea promotes a healthier body and mind. Please contact us and we will discuss different treatment options that can help you. Click on the videos from Spear Education to learn more and see an example of how a mandibular advancement device is used in the treatment of these conditions.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Mandibular Advancement Device

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