If you experience sleep apnea or snoring then you know the difficulties it presents in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Your inability to get a restful night’s sleep can make you irritable, tired, and cause additional health problems that you may be aware of. High blood pressure, heart attack, stroke, and erectile dysfunction are some of the many health problems that can occur from sleep apnea.
If you have seen a doctor or dentist for sleep apnea treatment in Denver, it is likely that you were provided a CPAP machine as your first line of treatment. If this is the case you may be like the many other Denver sleep apnea patients that are unhappy with a CPAP machine and are seeking an alternative. Common problems with sleep apnea CPAP machines include:
- Dry mouth
- Nasal congestion
- Claustrophobic feelings
- Noise from machine
- Discomfort from mask
- Inability to be intimate
Denver Dentistry CPAP Alternatives
Dr. Grabiak of Denver Dentistry provides patients with sleep apnea CPAP alternatives in the form of oral appliances. These appliances, which are worn at night, are designed to keep the airway open while you sleep. Depending on the problem with your obstructive sleep apnea the device will be designed to help you combat the effects of sleep apnea. These are most successful for people with mild to moderate sleep apnea.
Consulting with Dr. Grabiak will be your first step to treatment and helping you to avoid the CPAP machine that is inconvenient and burdensome to so many patients. The sleep apnea oral appliance is made by SomnoMed, a leader in sleep technologies. It fits in your mouth like a sports mouthguard and is an effective, FDA approved device that may boast substantial improvement in sleep quality.
Contact us today to learn more.