Get Your Best Night's Sleep
At Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, we understand the impact that sleep apnea can have on your health and quality of life. Dr. Bob Dalsania offers a range of treatments to help you breathe easier and sleep better.
Learn About Sleep Apnea
If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with sleep apnea, you're not alone—this common disorder affects millions worldwide.
Sleep apnea is a common sleep disorder characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep caused by a blockage of the upper airway. This can cause loud snoring, disrupted sleep, and daytime fatigue that can only be resolved with medical treatment.
The Problem With Sleep Apnea
When left untreated, sleep apnea can lead to a range of health problems, including:
- High Blood Pressure: When you stop breathing during sleep, the oxygen levels in your blood decrease, which strains your cardiovascular system.
- Heart Disease: Repeated drops in oxygen levels during sleep can damage the heart and blood vessels over time.
- Type 2 Diabetes: Repeated drops in oxygen levels can affect glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, resulting in type 2 diabetes.
- Weight Gain: When you don't get enough sleep, it can disrupt your appetite hormones and make you more likely to overeat.
- Depression: Constant sleep disruptions can lead to daytime fatigue and mood changes, causing depression.
- Fatigue: Sleep apnea can cause daytime drowsiness, irritability, and difficulty concentrating during the day, increasing the risk of accidents and injuries.
Options for Treatment
Poor sleep habits can disrupt your life, but Dr. Bob offers treatment options to help you get a good night's sleep.
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
CPAP is a common treatment for sleep apnea. It involves wearing a mask over your nose or mouth that delivers a constant stream of air to keep your airway open while you sleep.
In some milder cases, lifestyle changes may be enough to alleviate sleep apnea symptoms. These changes may include losing weight, avoiding alcohol and sedatives, and sleeping on your side instead of your back.
When you visit our Covington office, Dr. Bob will listen to your concerns and create a personalized treatment plan to help you feel better.
Oral Appliance Therapy
Oral appliance therapy involves wearing a custom-made device that repositions the jaw and tongue to keep the airway open during sleep. Dr. Bob offers custom-fit oral appliances that are comfortable and effective.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat sleep apnea. Surgical options may include removing excess tissue from the throat, repositioning the jaw, or inserting a breathing tube.
Do I Need Sleep Apnea Treatment?
Sleep apnea can have serious health consequences if left untreated, so seeking treatment is essential if you suspect you have the disorder. Some signs that you may have sleep apnea include:
- Loud snoring.
- Pauses in breathing during sleep.
- Waking up gasping or choking.
- Daytime fatigue and sleepiness.
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering things.
- Mood changes such as irritability or depression.
If you have any of these symptoms, talk to Dr. Bob about getting tested for sleep apnea. He can recommend a sleep study to diagnose the condition and recommend the best treatment option for you.
Find Your Sleep Solution
Bob Dalsania Family & Cosmetic Dentistry offers a range of sleep apnea treatments to help you get your best sleep and get back to living life to the fullest. Dr. Bob will work with you to determine the best treatment option based on your needs and preferences.
Schedule an appointment at our Covington office to start your journey to a better night's sleep.