Sleep Apnea Treatment
Sleep Apnea Treatment in West Chester OH
Sleep disorders can affect many areas of your life beyond having a good night of quality rest. Our team can help by fitting you with a sleep apnea appliance, so contact us today for a consultation. A good night’s sleep is a must for everyone’s health and well-being. Unfortunately, sleep disorders like obstructive sleep apnea can raise the risk for other health conditions like diabetes and high blood pressure. Sleep apnea treatment in West Chester, OH, will help you remain safe as you rest.
Dr. Leslie A. Nechvatal-Uhelski runs L.A.N.U. Dental, a leading dental practice in West Chester specializing in various dental and oral services, including sleep apnea treatment. Our skilled and experienced team strives to put patients at ease while meeting all of their dental, oral, cosmetic, and sleep disorder needs.
What Is Obstructive Sleep Apnea?
Sleep apnea is a sleep disorder that comes in three forms: central, obstructive, and mixed. Obstructive sleep apnea is the form most people have, and it occurs when something partially or entirely blocks a person’s upper airway while they sleep. Once the airway is blocked, the person’s chest and diaphragm overwork themselves to force the airway open and draw air into the lungs.
As a result of experiencing an obstructive sleep apnea episode, your breathing may become shallow, or you may stop breathing altogether. The pause in breathing only lasts for a few moments, but it could happen hundreds of times a night.
Without prompt treatment from L.A.N.U. Dental, you could develop other health issues, such as hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke.
Symptoms of Obstructive Sleep Apnea
Though you may not realize you are experiencing breathing problems at night due to obstructive sleep apnea, there are daytime warning signs, such as:
- Morning headaches
- Forgetfulness or trouble concentrating
- High blood pressure
- Gastroesophageal reflux disease
Who Are Most Likely to Develop Sleep Apnea?
Not everyone will develop sleep apnea. However, some people are more vulnerable than others. You are more likely to have the disorder if:
- You are male.
- You are an older adult.
- You are overweight.
- You have high blood pressure, diabetes, or congestive heart failure.
- You have a family history of sleep apnea.
What Is Sleep Apnea Treatment in West Chester, OH?
A continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machine is a traditional sleep apnea treatment. The machine is effective, but it isn’t practical. A CPAP machine consists of a mask that goes over the mouth and nose or only the nose that connects to a loud CPAP machine with a hose.
L.A.N.U. Dental provides patients with sleep apnea appliances, a practical alternative to CPAP machines. Our durable plastic oral devices resemble nightguards that prevent teeth grinding.
If you have mild or moderate obstructive sleep apnea, we can fit you with a custom-fit oral appliance that either prevents the tongue from sliding toward the throat or moving the lower jaw forward slightly. Either movement will keep your airway open while you sleep.
Personalized sleep apnea treatment in West Chester, OH, from L.A.N.U. Dental is an excellent way to ensure that your sleeping experiences are safe and restful. When meeting with Dr. Nechvatal-Uhelski and our team, we will take the time to diagnose your issues and implement successful solutions. Call (513) 860-1940 today to schedule an appointment.