Sleep Apnea and Sleep Apnea Treatment
Westchester County Dentist - Mohegan Lake, Peekskill, Yorktown, NY
Sleep apnea is a disorder in which you stop breathing for extended periods of time during your sleep. This can occur several times an hour resulting in choking, gasping, or loud snoring. Other symptoms of sleep apnea include:
- Daytime sleepiness
- Not feeling refreshed upon waking up
- Memory difficulties
- Poor concentration
- Frequent morning headaches
Sleep apnea is a serious medical disorder. If it remains untreated it can lead to cardiovascular issues including heart attack and stroke.
Treating Sleep Apnea
Sleep apnea can often be treated with oral appliances. Obstructive sleep apnea is caused when your airways do not allow proper oxygen flow while you are lying down. A customized mouthguard can reposition your tongue and gently slope your jaw to open your airways and provide unobstructed oxygen flow.
CPAP machines may also be used to treat sleep apnea. CPAP machines produce a steady flow of oxygen through a mask or tube worn while sleeping. This works to hold your airways open, and helps provide optimal oxygen during sleep.
Lifestyle changes can also be used to treat sleep apnea. Smoking, alcohol consumption, the use of sedatives, and obesity all increase your risk for sleep apnea. By adopting a healthy lifestyle, you can often greatly reduce the severity of your sleep apnea.
Dr. George Sepiashvili and Dr. Wanda Mejia refer patients to sleep specialists in Westchester of Princeton if they suspect sleep apnea. Effectively treating this disorder requires a doctor who can customize a plan ideally suited to meet your needs.
The symptoms of sleep apnea can be similar to those of TMD, which can be treated at our office. If sleep apnea is suspected, we will help ensure you receive the treatment you deserve through the services of one of our respected colleagues.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of sleep apnea in or around Westchester County, Peekskill, or Yorktown, New York, please contact Advanced Dentistry of Mohegan Lake to schedule a comprehensive evaluation with one of our experienced dentists today.