Sleep Apnea Treatment in Kissimmee, FL
Are you a regular or loud snorer? If you are, you aren’t alone. Over 90 million Americans suffer from snoring while they sleep. While this could simply mean that you are…well, a snorer, it could also be a symptom of a serious sleep disorder call Sleep Apnea. If the snoring is accompanied with gasping for breath, your snoring is more likely a symptom of this disorder. Click here to find out the difference between just snoring and sleep apnea. This gasping of breath is called an apnea and sometimes people who suffer from sleep apnea can stop breathing for up to minutes at a time! What’s worse is that this doesn’t simply happen once a night- no, this can happen up to 5 to 30 times in one hour.
New Sleep Apnea Treatment
For people with severe sleep apnea, there is a new treatment available that could help prevent these dangerous apneas. This new treatment works almost like a pacemaker and is inserted just under the skin of the right chest. The device, called The Inspire, works by sending small electrodes to the nerves of the tongue. Since sleep apnea happens when the tongue relaxes and blocks the airway, the electrodes stimulate the tongue and prevent the airway from narrowing.
However, this device is better suited for cases of extreme sleep apnea. It requires surgery to have it placed in the chest and can be very expensive. If you think you may be suffering from this sleep disorder but are hesitant to have a device implanted under your skin, there are more conservative approaches of treatment. At Parkway Dental Care, we offer oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea treatment.
Sleep Apnea Treatment at Parkway Dental Care
At Parkway Dental Care we offer oral appliance therapy to prevent the airway from being blocked during sleep. Dr. Philip’s treatment is easy to use, painless and very effective. Additionally, it is a very affordable treatment. The way it works is by placing a small device into the mouth during sleep. This device stops the throat and mouth muscles from relaxing and blocking the airway. It is a comfortable device that does not interfere with your ability to sleep and it is impossible to accidentally swallow or choke on.
Sometimes it can be hard to tell if you or a loved one is suffering from sleep apnea. Some telltale symptoms are snoring, waking up gasping for breath, daytime drowsiness or waking up with a headache. For a better understanding of sleep apnea, click here. For more information on this sleep disorder or about our sleep apnea treatment visit our office or call us today at (407) 932-2273(407) 932-2273.