When it comes to treating obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and chronic snoring, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. Our team creates personalized sleep solutions to help patients rest easier and avoid the complications of untreated OSA.
Frequently Asked Questions About Personalized Sleep Solutions
Question: How do you create an appliance?
Answer: We will first need to examine your smile and gather impressions and measurements. From there, we can design and help create the oral appliance your smile needs. If you experience daytime drowsiness, chronic snoring, waking up gasping for air choking, dry mouth, and moodiness, then give us a call. These are often common warning signs of sleep apnea.
Question: What options do you have available?
Answer: We have multiple appliances available for our patients, including the SomnoDent™, ProSomnus®, and Narval™ oral appliances. We will need to assess the cause and severity of your sleep issues in order to decide which one will be best for your sleep.
Question: How do they address sleep apnea?
Answer: While each one offers unique solution, all are worn as you sleep at night. The devices will fit comfortably and will adjust the position of your jaw to help keep airways open during the night. Sleep apnea episodes occur when the soft tissues in the throat and the back of the mouth become too relaxed and collapse, blocking airflow and causing patients to stop breathing for brief periods.
Question: What happens if I don’t seek treatment?
Answer: Without treatment, sleep apnea can eventually leave you feeling exhausted, more likely to fall asleep behind the wheel, and have a higher risk of depression. Untreated OSA can also potentially lead to high blood pressure, stroke, and heart attack. As you can see, treating OSA and preventing further apneic episodes is key to maintaining overall health and a good quality of life. If you have any questions about treating sleep disorders, then contact our team today.
Do You Need a Solution to OSA?
We have a number of customized options available to help treat your sleep disorder. To learn more, call Houston Sleep Solutions in Spring, TX, at (281) 320-2000, or in Pearland, TX, at (832) 564-3508.