How to Finally Get a Good Night’s Sleep
- Posted on: Feb 15 2018
Snoring may be something that’s fun for your kids and spouse to tease you about, but that loud snoring may be a lot more serious than you are aware of. According to statistics, about 90 million Americans suffer from snoring and about half of those that snore because of sleep apnea.
Sleep apnea is a condition that causes the airway to collapse which results in pauses in breathing while you are sleeping. If left untreated, sleep apnea can result in some serious and even fatal heart conditions. If you have recently been diagnosed with sleep apnea, we at Baltimore Periodontics may be able to help treat it. To help you decide if our treatment options are right for you, let’s take a closer look at some of the treatment options that we offer.
Before you even consider getting surgery or any other treatment, you may be encouraged to make a few small lifestyle changes such as losing weight, stopping smoking, and lowering your stress levels.
Sleep Apnea Mask
One of the most popular ways to treat sleep apnea is a sleep mask called a CPAP. When patients where this mask to bed each night, it increases the air pressure in your throat so that your airway doesn’ collapse when you breathe.
Another option to consider if you have sleep apnea is surgery. During surgery, Dr. Moskowitz at Baltimore Periodontics can do a variety of things to help open up your airway including trimming down your soft palate and uvula, repositioning the muscles in the soft palate, or even removing your tonsils. During your initial consultation with Dr. Moskowitz, he will help determine what type of surgery, if any, is needed.
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